- Savuti Safari
What Regions or Countries to Combine
A remote setting within the Chobe National Park means Savuti is generally a fly-in destination unless you are on an overland tour but a Savuti safari is usually part of a bigger itinerary featuring Botswana’s other top wildlife destinations such as the Okavango Delta, Chobe River and the Kalahari. Most Botswana safaris take in a couple of days at Victoria Falls too, giving the itinerary a suitably dramatic finale. Our favourite combinations with Savuti are:
It’s just a short flight to Savuti from the heart of the Okavango Delta, enabling you to combine the thrills and wildlife of the delta – canoe safaris, crocodiles and semi-aquatic antelope – with the big game drama of the Savuti savannah. And since part of the Okavango’s Moremi Reserve lies only a few hour’s drive from Savuti; several safari operators drive between the two destinations, allowing for an extra game drive on your itinerary!
It’s a 2-hour flight or half a day’s drive but worth the effort: the Chobe River is home to the best dry-season game viewing in Botswana with thousands of elephants and buffalo crowding the river banks. You’ll also see hippos and crocodiles, a wide range of antelope and an astonishing array of birds. There are lodges along the river & set high on an escarpment above it, all offering game drives as well as river cruises.
Fly from Savuti to the town of Kasane on the Chobe River and it’s just a short road transfer over the border to the Zambezi River and the ‘Smoke that Thunders’. Choose from plush hotels, tented camps, family villas and honeymoon hideaways on either the Zambian or Zimbabwean side and stand by for the widest range of safari and adrenalin adventures in Africa. Most popular are white-water rafting, bungee jumping, scenic flights, elephant-back safaris and walking with lions.