Savuti Safari

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Exeptional Wildlife on a Savuti Safari

A Savuti safari takes you into the wild heart of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Savuti’s reputation has been built on heavyweight game viewing – elephants, buffalo and predators – and the recent resurgence of the Savuti Channel ensures year-round water and high densities of wildlife, especially in the dry winter months. Summer brings epic bird watching and a zebra migration.

A Savuti safari is usually part of a larger Botswana itinerary, either as an overland tour or fly-in itinerary. There’s a good range of accommodation, often set on the Savuti Channel itself, and the focus is on morning and afternoon game drives. By combining Savuti with destinations like the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and the Chobe River you’ll be assured of an amazing diversity of wildlife.

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What To Do

Activities to Look Forward to

1. Track Big Cats

Welcome to Predator Country: Savuti’s lions, made famous by their eternal battles with spotted hyenas, take centre stage but this region is famous for leopard & cheetah too.

2. Sit with Old Tuskers

Most often encountered near water, the giant bull elephants of Savuti are generally calm & tolerant of our presence, making for amazing up-close photography.

3. Watch the Migration

Travel in early or late summer & you’ll witness Botswana’s zebra migration. The stripy herds pass through on their way to remote grazing lands – Savuti’s big cats, hyenas & wild dogs are waiting for them.

4. View Rock Art

San Bushmen hunters left enigmatic paintings on the isolated Ghoha Hills that stand out on the flat Savuti savannah; local guides lead you to the best sites.

5. Go Bird Watching

An amazing birding destination in general & always great for raptors, it’s during the summer months that Savuti explodes with colour & noise as migrant species such as carmine bee-eaters arrive.

6. Expect the Unexpected

Home to some of Botswana’s most rewarding game viewing, Savuti is an ecological crossover zone with savannah & desert animals, many predators & a reputation for unusual & rare sightings.

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