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Savuti Camp

At a Glance

    Pros

  • the woodpile hide is an amazing place to watch game

    Cons

  • very dry and hot in the summer

Savuti Camp Review

This intimate camp has only seven walk-in tents, which are raised on stilts above the dry Savuti Channel. If you have an elephant phobia, don't even think about coming here, because all day and often all night long, elephants pass in front of the camp and in front of the tents on their way to and from the water hole directly in front of the dining area, pub, plunge pool, and viewing decks. This camp is also home to the legendary "woodpile hide"—a small enclosure at the water hole, which you hide in to watch the pachyderms a few feet away. You will feel part of the herd and feel protected from it. It's an amazing thrill to be nose-to-knee with elephants galore. Because the water hole is the only permanent water in the area, there's superb game-viewing all year round—particularly in winter—with lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas. You'll have a good chance of also seeing roan and sable antelopes—perhaps the most stately and beautiful of all the species. Your comfortable tent has a bathroom and shower, hand basin and flush toilets. If an elephant wanders past your tiny viewing deck (and one will), just stay still and enjoy the view, because it may be the best you ever get at such close quarters—and the best photograph, too.

    Hotel Details

  • 7 tents.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-11-2012

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