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Savuti in The Chobe National Park

Recognised as a prime game viewing area, the Savuti (also spelt Savute), covers almost 1,930 sq. miles (5,000 square km) in the south west of Chobe National Park.
In the southern stretch of Botswana’s Chobe National Park lies a dynamic wilderness – a sweeping expanse of savannah brooded over by seven rocky outcrops guarding a relic marsh and the unpredictable channel that was once its lifeline. This is the geologically diverse and zoologically fascinating Savuti region. The area – all of 10,878km2 – is covered with spectacular rolling grasslands and an amazing abundance of wildlife.

The Savuti Marsh

The Savuti Marsh is a remnant of a vast inland lake, cut off from its main water supply aeons ago by the same movement of the earth’s tectonic plates that gave rise to the Okavango Delta. It’s part of the Mababe Depression and is fed by the temperamental Savuti Channel.

Wildlife in Savuti

Savuti is home to a multitude of animals. Dry season game viewing reveals herds of elephants bullying each other around half-empty pans while thirsty warthog, kudu and impala wait in the shade. The rains bring hundreds of birds, and a feast for lions and hyenas as thousands of migrating zebra assemble in chaotic patterns on the marsh.