Savuti

The Savuti area of Botswana, is held in as high regard within Wildlife Conservation Management circles,as the Tanzania Serengeti.

The famous Savuti Channel,and the Savuti plains ,are the main draw for this area.

The Plains are wide open expanse of open grass lands,that during the rainy season,is the target of thousands of Zebras and other grazing animals.

The Savuti area in Botswana forms part of the Chobe National Park and it borders the Okavango Delta.

Savuti boasts one of the greatest concentrations of animals in Southern Africa

Savuti is known for its mysterious channel that runs for 100km from the Chobe River, through a gap in the sand ridge,to the Mababe Depression.

The Savuti Marsh has been dry for the past 18 years, expect for the  past few years when the Savute channel has been flowing.

The game-viewing in Savuti is very good.It makes a interesting/varied  combination with the Okavango delta,Selinda or even Chobe National Park, as it generally quite dry and arid.The other areas  are  quite lush.

Savuti is a valuable area to add on to your Botswana package and it glows quite will with the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.

Luxury Camps in this are:

Savuti Elephant  Camp

Savute Under Canvas

 

 

 

The famous Savuti Channel, and the Savuti plains,are the main draw for this area.

The Plains are wide open expanse of open grass lands,that during the rainy season,is the target of thousands of Zebras and other grazing animals.

The Savuti area in Botswana forms part of the Chobe National Park and it borders the Okavango Delta.

Savuti boasts one of the greatest concentrations of animals in Southern Africa. Savuti is known for its mysterious channel that runs for 100km from the Chobe River, through a gap in the sand ridge, to the Mababe Depression.

Falling only approximately 18m, this channel brings water from the Chobe to Mababe, creating a small marsh where it enters the Depression.

Savuti Marsh has been dry for the past 18 years,expect for the  past years when the  Savuti channel started to flow again

Game-viewing is exceptional
The parched grasslands of the Savuti are boosted into life with the onset of summer rains from November to March,and thousands of Zebras and many Elephants migrate south from the Linyanti to gorge on the abundant grazing.

The pans fill with water and several remain wet long into the dry season,enabling animals to remain in the area.

The Savuti area is home to the Big Bull Elephants, and has a strong pack of Lions,making this area,along the with the dryness,during the winter,and early summer,a harsh,intense area.

Best time to visit Savuti will be dependant on your interests.

In early part of the year the herds congregate once again before heading northwards again.

From May to October the seasonal water dry up and the wildlife can be found around three artificial waterholes.

September and October offers excellent game viewing as predators are concentrated around the waterholes but it can be extremely hot during this time.

This area fits in well,with the other 3 eco systems of Botswana.

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