Savuti: Chobe National Park

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I thought Savuti was an amazing place, with a stark beauty, animals crowded in the shade of big trees and large open grasslands. It may not be everybody’s cup of tea though. If you loved Central Kalahari, you will love it here.

Last visit was in September 2015.

Highlights

  • Lots of elephants
  • An elephant stand off at a waterhole
  • Stark beauty
  • Lions
  • Hyena and elephant in camp
  • Bradfield’s Hornbill

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Location

Savuti is situated in the south-west of Chobe National Park and can be reached from Maun and Kasane.

The road in from Maun is far easier than its counterpart from  Kasane – however it seems to be the norm for most people that go to Savuti to do the full trip either from Maun to Kasane or visa versa and including Moremi and the Chobe River.

Facilities

Camping in SavutiThe campsite at Savuti is run by SKL group. We know them well as they have campsites at Khumaga and Khwai River, their good stands can be seen in Savuti as well.

There are a number of large, shady campsites with a braai, preparation counter and a tap. One large, clean and well serviced ablution block caters for the whole camp.

Tips:

  • No fencing, so be aware of animals at night
  • Very hot (52C) in September 2015
  • No supplies available – so be totally self sufficient.
  • Spend as much time as possible in this area.

Posts I have written on Savuti:

https://ourbots.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/ultimate-botswana-trip-savuti-part-1/

https://ourbots.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/ultimate-botswana-trip-savuti-part-2/

Photos of Savuti:

https://ourbots.wordpress.com/latest-photos/ultimate-botswana-trip/savuti/

 

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