Fodor's Expert Review Savuti Wilderness Camp

Linyanti Reserve, North West, Botswana

This intimate friendly camp has only six thatched chalets, which are raised on stilts above the seasonal Savuti Channel. Several bridges allow you to traverse both sides of the river in search of the many resident predators—lions, leopards, cheetahs, and wild dogs can all be spotted here—during day and night game drives. Keen photographers and those looking for a break from the safari vehicle can take advantage of either a sunken hide or a log-pile hide close to camp. Both are most productive when the water is low (normally before the flood arrives in August) and the latter may be inaccessible at high flood. The elevated thatched main area (including a bar, pool, and viewing decks) has armchairs and wicker furniture with khaki and umber tones matching the environment outside. Comfortable en suite rooms with canvas walls, snug armchairs, and writing desks continue the natural earth color scheme. For something a bit more adventurous, you can spend the night on one of three sleep-out decks located a short drive from camp, with just a mosquito net separating you from a giant dome of sparkling stars.


  • good animal variety
  • opportunity to sleep under the stars
  • photographic hides


  • very dry and hot in summer
  • no boating
  • no a/c


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Phones: 27-11-257–5000-in South Africa


6 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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