Savute and the Linyanti

A place of woodland and unusual watercourses, the Linyanti in northern Botswana boasts the famous Savute Channel, once again a river in its own right, and the productive Linyanti River. This area is famous for its huge concentrations of elephant in the dry season and big game year round. Along the Linyanti fault line, there are varied woodland habitats and ancient floodplains, making the Linyanti an essential complement to a Botswana itinerary. These landscapes host abundant wildlife including the world’s highest densities of elephant in the dry winter months.

Our Favourite Photographic Destinations in the Savute & Linyanti Regions


DumaTau Camp Linyanti

DumaTau Camp

DumaTau Camp lies on an exquisite site on the banks of the Linyanti River’s Osprey Lagoon. It is located close to the source of the Savute Channel in the western part of the Linyanti, between two elephant corridors, thus offering an exclusive combination of land and river experience. Activities allow guests to view game during day and night game drives, on short nature walks (depending on qualified guide availability), and while boating along the serene waters of the Linyanti River (levels permitting). More Info…


Kings Pool Camp Linyanti

Kings Pool Camp

The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve has abundant wildlife in a wide variety of species, but is most noted for its very large elephant population which can reach enormous densities during the dry winter months. Other game is abundant, such as impala, lechwe, kudu, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and bushbuck, and their predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyaena. Rarer species such as sable and roan antelope also emerge from the woodlands during the dry season.

From a photographic perspective, guests can spend their siesta watching game come down to drink at the camp’s unique underground hide, where the water is at eye level. Seeing elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an experience that transcends that of an ordinary safari. Read More…


Savuti Camp Savute

Savuti Camp

Savuti Camp is located on the Savute Channel, which for many years was a dry, wide-open ribbon of grassland snaking through the adjoining woodland. In 2008, the waters returned, and Savuti Camp now has front-row seats to view the abundant game that has congregated and adapted in its wake, from hippo to a variety of waterbirds. This and the varied habitat attract huge herds of elephant – particularly in the dry season – as well as plains game and healthy predator numbers. Savuti is about 17 kilometres ”downstream” from the Zibadianja Lagoon – the source of the Channel.. More Info…

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