Comfortable mobile safari tents with ensuite bathrooms (with flush toilet and steaming hot bucket shower) are positioned at secluded sites in Savute, a remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park. Secluded campsites provide a base for nights under canvas, filled with adventure and discovery.
Positioned in the Savute area of Chobe National Park, &Beyond Savute Under Canvas is a mobile tented camp with comfortable ensuite tents and personalised service, offering exceptional game viewing opportunities. Each of the six ensuite mobile tents, accommodating a maximum of 12 guests per camp, has a double bed, ensuite bathroom, separate toilet and hot bucket shower. Night time noises filter through canvas walls as guests enjoy the opportunity to drink in the bush sounds.
The sweet fragrance of morning dew on bush vegetation welcomes each new day at Savute Under Canvas. Steaming hot water in each tent’s bucket shower refreshes and revitalises for the day ahead, while crisp linens and a spacious double bed welcome weary bodies after a long day filled with discovery. Spacious guest areas create cool spaces to relax in the heat of the day or share a drink with friends in the evening hours. Crystal and silver sparkling in the lamplight add a touch of glamour to camping as dishes full of flavour find their way to dining tables.
A remote and wild corner of the Chobe National Park, Savute is an area of open savanna grassland that stretches from the park’s northern boundary to the Linyati Swamps. Recently running again after many years, the Savute channel has brought as both prey and predators move back into the area in large numbers. Sizeable numbers of elephant bulls are invariably present at Savute and close encounters with these great pachyderms are commonplace. In the wet season, large herds of zebra and tsessebe feed on the Savute plains. It is not uncommon to catch sight of leopard, cheetah and African wild dog, and Savute also supports the greatest concentration of the king of all beasts – the lion. Eland, kudu, roan, sable, waterbuck, wildebeest, impala and many other antelope may be encountered.
Flocks of the beautiful little carmine bee-eaters mingle with gatherings of storks, while other species include rollers, kestrels, plovers and sand grouse. The kori bustard, notable for being the world’s heaviest flying bird is commonly spotted in the area.
As per National Park vehicle restrictions, it is not possible for guests to self-drive into our Savute Under Canvas camps. There are scheduled flights to Kasane airport, where a guide will collect guests and transfer them to camp (1 hour with game viewing en route).
Weather & climate
Botswana has hot, wet summers that last from October to April. Temperatures can rise to over 40°C and usually drop to 25°C at night. Winters (from May to September) are dry and cool and the nights can be chilly. In Chobe, rainfall occurs from October or November until March.
The currency is Botswana pula. US dollars are also widely accepted, however notes dated before 2003 or higher denomination notes are no longer accepted.
Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are accepted by most restaurants, shops and hotels.
Visas and documents
South African passport holders travelling to Botswana do not require a visa.
Travellers to Botswana must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from date of travel and should have at least two blank pages available in their passport.