Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp | Linyanti Reserve, Botswana

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is a luxury safari camp situated on the edge of the Savuti Channel in the remote Linyanti Reserve, a game-rich and rarely-visited region that is home to just three other safari camps.

Savuti Camp is situated in the private Linyanti Reserve, between the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. It is one of only three camps in the reserve, and enjoys a marvellous location on the edge of the Savuti Channel, some 20km downstream from its source. For many years the channel was largely dry, the natural flow of its waters disrupted by tectonic activity, but in recent years it has begun to fill up again, attracting elephant, hippo and other game in prodigious numbers. It is one of the most unpredictable areas in the Linyanti region, an ever-changing landscape that fluctuates greatly each year depending on the water levels. There are signs that the waters may be beginning to recede again on a more permanent basis, but for the time being the Savuti area remains one of the most impressive in the region.

What of the camp itself? Savuti Camp has good claim to be the most impressive of the three camps in the Linyanti Reserve. Owned and managed by luxury operator Wilderness Safaris, it is, in keeping with most of their camps, a very exclusive, very stylish retreat, which manages to be exceptionally comfortable while still retaining the feel of a wild, remote bush camp. Wilderness Safaris' camps are never pompous or overly flashy, but always have a subtle style and quality - Savuti Camp is no exception, though it is at first glance one of their more ordinary camps.

At its centre is a permanent thatched structure comprising lounge and bar, raised on substantial wooden platforms and open at the sides. The dining area opens out onto a large viewing deck overlooking the channel. Separate to the main area is a shaded swimming pool with sun chairs, and a fire pit, close to the water, where a fire is lit every morning and evening. Well-maintained walkways connect the public areas to the guest rooms, which have been built on raised platforms overlooking the channel.

Activities at Savuti Camp include 4x4 game drives (day and night), walking safaris with experienced guides, and game-viewing from a hide—there's a great woodpile hide situated near a waterhole in front of the camp, which allows for excellent game-viewing when the waterhole is full. Savuti Camp does not offer any water-based activities.


Savuti Camp is a small camp, with just seven tented chalets, six of which are twins (convertible into doubles) and one a family unit. The tents are built on raised wooden decks overlooking the Savuti Channel. Inside, they are spacious and very comfortably furnished. The en-suite bathrooms have al fresco showers.


There is a thatched dining area on raised decks overlooking the waterhole, as well as an open air dining area where sumptuous meals are served. Drinks are included (excluding premium brands).


- Dining room and bar
- Plunge pool overlooking waterhole
- Curio shop
- Laundry service


- Day and night game drives
- Guided walking safaris
- Game-viewing from hide

Child Policy

Savuti Camp accommodates children over the age of six, though does ask that you book a private vehicle if travelling with children younger than twelve. There's one family unit that accommodates up to four guests.