Savute, a remote and wild corner of the Chobe National Park is situated south of the Chobe River and the ideal place for a Savute safari. This is an area of open savanna grassland through which a seasonal river used to spill out into a marsh. It last flowed in the 1980s. Today, the channel and marsh are usually dry except after heavy rains, but several artificial waterholes offer breathtaking wildlife viewing. The landscape offered on a Savute safari, with its almost desert-like feeling, is strikingly different from the lush Chobe riverfront. Sizable numbers of elephant bulls can be seen on a Savute safari and close encounters with these great pachyderms are commonplace. In the wet season on a Savute safari, large herds of zebra and tsessebe feed on the Savute plains. During the summer rains, the pans of Savute fill with water, which sustains wildlife long into the dry season, making for an excellent Savute safari.
Zebra and wildebeest congregate and it is not uncommon to catch sight of leopard, cheetah and African wild dog. A Savute safari also includes the greatest concentration of the king of all beasts – the lion. Savute is also a famous battleground for lion and spotted hyena whose ongoing fight for dominance has been captured in the brilliant National Geographic documentary film Eternal Enemies filmed by Deryck and Beverly Joubert. Explore below our range of Savute safaris and discover a Savute safari today!