WHY TRAVEL HERE?
The Savute Channel flows from the Linyanti water system on the Botswana/Namibia border until it empties into the Savute Marsh in the Chobe National Park.
Dubbed the “Vanishing River”, the channel actually dried up in 1981 and as a result the Savute Marsh also dried up.
In 2008 the Savute Channel reappeared, beginning to flow again after more than 25 years!
It is a vital water source for animals in the region during the dry winter months.
Internationally renowned as a remote and dramatic game-viewing area for safari aficionados, the Savute has open landscapes, abundant wildlife and a full cast of predators.
Open woodlands provide habitat for large antelope and buffalo herds, preyed on by big cats and wild dogs, while permanent waterholes ensure elephants remain in Savuti all year.
The river flows south from the Linyanti Swamps to flood the famous Savuti Marsh, teeming with wildlife and characterised by ghostly dead trees from its dry years.
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A 4 hour drive from the northern Park entrance of Chobe National Park on a good gravel road that is passable in 2WD. From Maun the first 100 km is tar but then the road is sandy and deteriorated. Taking your own fuel is a must. A 4WD vehicle is essential on other routes as well.
Air transfers are regularly made from Maun and vehicles from private camps do the ground transfers.