Wilderness Savuti Botswana Camp View



Channel of Wonder

Marvel at the mysterious Savuti Channel on the safari of a lifetime.


Wilderness Savuti

An enchanting safari on the Savuti.


Savuti means ‘mystery,’ and the fascination with this wild, unpredictable channel has attracted travellers and explorers for years. Depending on imperceptible shifts in plate tectonics, the waters of the Savuti either flow strongly – attracting thirsty wildlife – or ebb, revealing grassy plains where antelope gather, attracting predators. For now, the channel flows right past Wilderness Savuti, which is perfectly positioned for an exceptional safari experience with incredible opportunities for land and water-based game viewing.

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Six spacious en suite tents are perfectly positioned to take in the view over the Savuti Channel, which flows past the camp. For many years, the channel was dry, but now invites an array of wildlife to its banks. Spend quiet, peaceful hours in the hide and watch the wildlife drama unfold before your eyes. End the day in the Star Bed, as the Milky Way dances across an inky African sky.
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The food journey at Savuti centres around the traditional dishes of Botswana; seswa, oxtail, and samp and beans, with fresh produce grown in the communities, and Maun. The local flavours are matched by the environment, with many meals savoured under the stars in the boma. Or enjoy a bush brunch along the channel, as the sights, smells and sounds of Savuti envelop you.
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Savuti at a glance

Wilderness Savuti offers front-row seats to the wildlife drama that plays out along the mysterious, unpredictable channel. Six large suites are raised to maximise the views over the channel. The thatched dining room and common areas are decorated in earthy tones that blend seamlessly into the wild environment beyond camp.


Wilderness Savuti Botswana Buffalo Purpose

Untamed, unspoiled Savuti

As our guest, your presence here makes a difference. Not only to the wildlife you’ll encounter, but to the people who call this wild place home. Whether you’re tracking elephants on foot, or gazing down on a pod of hippos, each moment spent in the wild helps us conserve, expand and protect this pristine tract of wild land.






Savuti experiences

When the water is high, cruise along the channel, admiring pods of hippos and sunbathing crocodiles. Watch herds of elephants manoeuvre through the water using their trunks as snorkels, and have a pair of binoculars handy for the astounding numbers of birds the Savuti attracts. Brave an evening in the open air Star Bed, and fall asleep to the call of an owl, or the haunting whoop of a hyena.


Explore camps in the Linyanti

Wilderness Savuti faces the renowned Savuti Channel, home to an incredible diversity of iconic African wildlife. This exceptional river system in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve has confounded locals and visitors with its mysterious ebb and flow. These days it flows past the camp, which is positioned perfectly for watching the wildlife that has adapted to thrive along this mystifying river.

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Savuti awards

Camp awards

The hard work of our teams on the ground at Savuti and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through several awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
Readers Choice Award

Top Eco-Tourism

Condé Nast Gold List Award


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Savuti featured stories

The Savuti Channel confounds and mystifies, but always delivers interesting tales. Have a read of our stories, browse the gallery and get on-the-ground conservation updates from the team at Savuti.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.