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Savuti Mobile Camp

"An area made famous for its lions"

Price from $450 USD
Country
Botswana
When to Go
Apr to Dec
Property Type
Camp Temporary

“A visit to Savuti is like stepping into one of the many famous documentaries filmed here, stepping into predator heaven”

The Savuti region of the Chobe National Park is located between the Okavango Delta and the town of Kasane in the North East of Botswana. It is the perfect mid-way point between the Chobe river front and the Okavango or Maun.

In the peak season the Savuti region is normally fairly dry and arid as the Savuti channel flows rarely and seemingly unpredictably from the Linyanti swamp into the Savuti marsh. The area consists of small rocky outcrops, fairly dense Kalahari woodlands and also vast open grasslands in the marsh – which all attracts and holds strong concentrations of wildlife. The area was made famous for the number of documentaries filmed there, which focus mostly on the predators and their behaviours having to adapt to the random changes in water abundance. Although the area is normally arid and dry there are a number of man-made water points which keep animals in the area all year long making for fantastic viewing in all seasons!

Mobile safaris have been around since the very beginning of safaris in Africa. They have been changed, adapted, advanced and perfected but the original concept has not been lost, the “take everything along, but leave nothing behind”. The luxury in a mobile safari is the ability to uproot the camp and change location without a trace. This allows you to have the same crew, same guide, same camp setup but in a new and unexplored area thus broadening your exposure and increasing your overall safari experience.

The camp crew normally consists of an experience bush chef, a waiter, an expert safari guide and a number of camp hands, all of whom’s jobs are to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The camp is moved in advance by specially modified vehicle or truck, with all duties and setup being done by the crew and is made ready prior to your arrival in the new location. It’s all the benefits of luxury camping, without any of the hard work!

Although there are many different ways it can be done, we recommend three different levels of luxury which we believe match most people’s expectations in terms of comfort:

3 star – 3x3m Dome tented Mobile Safari

  • A smaller tent containing two single bedframes or stretchers with comfortable mattresses
  • The most affordable tented option

3.5/4 star – Mini Meru tented Mobile Safari

  • Large walk in sized tents with plenty of room to maneuver and walk around unhindered by tent height.
  • Contains two single bedframes or stretchers with comfortable mattresses
  • Bedside stands with better lighting and storage options.

5 star – Mini Meru tented Mobile Safari

  • Flushing toilets
  • Copper basins and jugs inside the tents
  • Sisal carpets & Persian rugs
  • Premium wines and spirits as well as 5 star menu paired with wines
  • Higher staff compliment

All of the above tents are complimented with en-suite bathroom areas which contain pitfall toilets (5 star has flushing toilet), and bucket shower systems which are filled with warm water upon request. All bedding and linen are also supplied and refreshed on longer trips. Bath towel, face cloths and hand towels are also supplied.

Delicious meals are served under the dining tent where you will be waited on by the beautifully set dining table. The meals are prepared by a specialist bush chef who is skilled in the fine art of cooking over the open fire. Hearty three course dinners, fresh home baked bread, access to coffee at all times of day and a well-stocked bar that’s open 24/7, there’s really not much these camps don’t offer!

These safaris are also fully inclusive in terms of drinks and meals so all that is left to do is relax and enjoy being pleasantly comfortable, exquisitely well looked after and in close proximity to nature and the wilderness that is Northern Botswana.

Why we like it

  • Accommodation in the most authentic and adventurous form possible, a mobile tented camp.
  • A totally unique landscape with rocky outcrops, vast grassland and woodland which when combined offer a great mix of habitat for biodiversity.
  • A very large area to explore with incredible predator sightings.
  • An iconic area with interesting history and changes over recent years.
  • One of the few areas in Botswana’s northern circuit with the chance to find Cheetah.

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