Safari to Savuti

Savuti – best known as the prime “big game area” of Botswana, is lion country at its best.   Start the day at dawn, in time to see the night prowlers before they lie up for the day.   As always, where the big predators abound, so too, do the scavengers – spotted hyena, jackal and vulture.  Savuti is also known for its zebra migrations in March/April and again in November.  Thousands of zebras migrate through Savuti while the rain pans hold water, thus offering a photographer’s paradise of black and white patterns on the golden grass of the Savuti marsh.  Lion prides make the most of this opportunity and ambush the zebra at every given chance. At first light, one can observe a full lion stalk to its end – a virtual lion kill at a choke point where zebra have to pass between thick bush on one side and the famous Savuti hills on the other.

 

Day 1.

Arrive via Air Botswana or SA AirLink in Maun.   A representative /pilot from Mack Air will be there to meet you off your scheduled flight, for your 48 minute flight to Savuti.  Our guide will collect you at the Savuti airstrip and take you to your camp for refreshments before the afternoon game drive. Explore Savuti's delights before returning at sunset, to pre-dinner drinks and snacks around the campfire.

 

Day 2 to Day 5.

Daily game-drives (morning and afternoon) taking in various scenic spots, attractions such as the historic baobab trees, the annual zebra migration, San rock art on the hills or a favourite watering hole to watch a procession of animals quenching their thirst.

 

Day 6.

After the morning game drive, a hearty brunch before flying back to Maun in time to catch your scheduled airline for your onward connections. Such an itinerary maximizes your time on safari.

 

Please note the cost of these air charters is not included in the daily tariff.