Spent 3 nights at Savute camp out of 9 nights and 3 camp stays. We loved this camp as it had some of the best wildlife consistently. We had 2 sightings of wild dog (a pack of 10-12) and one time a confrontation with a hyena which we thought was going to end with the hyena being lunch, but alas, the hyena was nastier than we thought and escaped without stealing the wild dogs dinner or getting itself ripped apart. We had the first sighting of a mother lioness and a baby cub of 5 or so weeks old and spent quite a bit of time watching them play and interact. Our guide was Tsepo and excellent and our Manager was Connie who told us she was really the Assistant Manager, but she was FABULOUS!!!! She put together a suprise bush dinner one night and the food was out of this world, along with an interesting visit from 2 lions strolling close by to add to the ambiance. Connie was so funny, she set up a open "potty" behind and between the termite mound and the safari vehicle complete and equiped with toilet paper!!!! On our last day at the camp, we stayed out in pursuit of the wild dogs and got lucky, she packed up another safari vehicle and met us at the airstrip, set up a beautiful lunch spread at the airstrip so we could spend more time out on safari and not have to return back to camp and lose out on time...and Tsepo kept on going and tracking game right until the end. We heard Connie was going on possible vacation and hope she returns because she puts in 125% effort and does backbends and cartwheels to make your stay wonderful. We took tons of photos, we expected more mosquitos but they were really at a minimum, and in the almost 3 weeks in Africa, i only got one nibble and it wasn't at this camp! Highly recommend it. Only one complaint, but this belongs with the travel agents; we attempted to book the hide at more than one camp, what the travel agents do not tell you is that the hides are only in operation for a short duration during the year and during specific times and seasons, so ask your agent to call Wilderness safaris and the camp directly to find out when the hides are open, and if so, i would have liked to book an overnight stay in the hide! Some of the animals we saw were buffalo, zebras, hippo, lions, leopard, thousands and i mean, thousands of birds, warthogs, monkeys, red lechwe, impala, Elephants, turtles, dung beatles. The reknowned "hide" was closed for the season, so no elephants or other animals congregated around the hide or waterhole the 4 days we were there. That aside, i would definitely return and we had a wonderful experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing on the raised wooden deck of Savuti, one is able to marvel at the phenomenon of nature at work. Just beneath this remote safari camp flows the enigmatic Savute Channel, until recently a dry grassland. In 2008, the waters returned and as a result game concentrations are particularly high in the dry winter season. A thatched main area and viewing deck take in the scene, while exploring the length of the Savute and its associated woodlands by boat or vehicle is a highlight here. • 7 tents (1 family) • day and night game drives • guided walks • boating • hides ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Savuti Camp Hotel Chobe National Park