Savute Safaris

Bordering the Okavango Delta and just southeast of the Linyanti Marshes, the Savute region is one is one of the most iconic places for lions and hyenas to battle it out. Connected to the Linyanti by the Savute Channel, the waterway dried up for almost 30 years, before starting to flow again in 2008.

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  • A known battle ground for lion prides and hyena
  • Take in the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills
  • Witness large concentrations of African bull elephants
  • Uncover exceptional bird watching experiences, with over 300 species
  • Experience thrilling wildlife sightings and safari game drives
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The dried up channel left behind a landscape of open grasslands and dead trees, but with water comes life and since the river's return the area has seen an influx of hippo, water dwelling species and water birds. The new water source has had equal impact on a range of land dwelling wildlife as well: from plains game to a plethora of big cat predators, all have had to adapt to the new Savute Channel and the opportunities and menaces it has brought with it.

The summer rains from November to March draws thousands of zebra, and many elephant migrate south from the Linyanti to gorge on the abundant grazing. With the rains the pans fill with water and several remain wet long into the dry season, enabling animals to remain in the area. With a Savute safari experience a range of exciting activities, with open 4x4 game drives and the chance to see ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills adding a little magic to a delightful African safari.

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