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Savute Under Canvas

Savute Under Canvas is a mobile camp in the Savuti area of the western part of Chobe National Park. Its precise location varies as it moves occasionally so as to be in the best wildlife viewing area.


Private concession adjoining Moremi Game Reserve

Accommodation Type

Safari Lodge

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Savute Under Canvas

Savute Under Canvas is a mobile camp in the Savuti area of the western part of Chobe National Park. Its precise location varies as it moves occasionally so as to be in the best wildlife viewing area. Activities revolve round early morning and later afternoon game drives with knowledgeable guides. Being part of the national park, night drives, walks and off-roading are not allowed, and it can be busy at times, but the wildlife experience here can be excellent, especially from April to October.

This is old-fashioned posh African camping! Tents are cosy and comfy. They’re tall enough for you to be able to walk around inside, and light with mesh windows along both sides. The front pulls back to open the tent up to the veranda, but this sheet can be securely zipped at night for privacy and safety. All bedding is provided and there are shelves and hanging space for clothes. Hurricane lamps provide light after dark. At the back there’s an en-suite with a toilet and hand basin, a jug of water for washing hands and cleaning teeth, and a range of toiletries. Hot water is brought on request by your butler for the refreshing bucket shower.

The heart of the camp is the tented mess area where communal meals are served, and where you can sit back with a hot or cold drink in the middle of day, unwinding and sharing time with fellow guests. Magazines, reference books and board games help pass the time, though you’ll probably be quite happy just to rest and enjoy views of the bush, chatting to staff and guides. Meals are prepared and cooked with great care over the campfire. Despite the rudimentary facilities you’ll be impressed by the tasty food. Days end around the camp fire, recounting the day’s events, listening to tales from your guide and wondering what tomorrow will bring. You’ll retire to bed, where you’ll fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.

Savute Under Canvas


  • Adventurous but very comfy camping in Savuti
  • Bush location selected for excellent game viewing
  • Dine on delicious campfire-cooked meals under the stars
  • Infectious enthusiasm of the guides
  • Zebra migration is here around April-May

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Savute Under Canvas

Savute Under Canvas


  • 5 guest tents
  • Open all year round 
  • Children aged 12 and over are welcome.


  • Tented sitting and dining area
  • Tea and coffee and cold drinks
  • Magazines, reference books and board games
  • Campfire
  • Battery charging facilities in the safari vehicles


  • Morning and afternoon game drives


While this is not luxury (it’s more of an adventure), the tents are very comfortable, with proper beds, good quality bedding and an en-suite with a bucket shower for which hot water is brought on request.


  • 5 walk-in Meru-style guest tents
  • Open-fronted with zip-up canvas flysheet
  • Gauze windows along both sides
  • Comfy bed
  • Hanging rail and luggage racks
  • Lamps
  • En-suite bathroom with bucket shower and gravity flush toilet
  • Washstand with jug of water
  • Supply of toiletries
  • Shaded veranda with tables and chairs

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    & Beyond, owners of Savute Under Canvas strive to operate responsibly with minimum impact. Concerted efforts are made to reduce carbon footprint, use water sustainably, and use alternatives to plastic water bottles. As a company they are active in wildlife conservation, protection of endangered species and conservation by education. They work closely with the communities surrounding their lodges to create economic benefit through employment, procurement and support of local businesses.

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