Savute Reserve, Chobe National Park

4.5
#4 of 47 in Wildlife in Botswana
Mystifying scientists with its unpredictable water channel that floods and dries up regardless of rainfall, Savute Reserve offers desert and delta safaris. The reserve covers nearly almost 5,000 sq km (1,930 sq mi) of desert plains, rich grasslands, and dolomite rock outcrops created by volcanic activity 980 million years ago. The most intriguing features of this versatile landscape are the dead trees that line the channel. Watch elephants coming to waterholes and herds of zebras migrating slowly across the plains. Observe the animosity between the “king of the animals” and scavenger hyenas. The reserve is also home to the endangered species of wild dogs. Put Savute Reserve into our Chobe National Park trip itinerary tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It was ok for a one day trip but to me doesn't compare to any of the major national parks in any of the 3 countries which adjoin. Saw a herd of elephants at a spring, that was the highlight after 2.5 ...  more »
  • On the Africa trip, the Safari impressed when you take part, but did not expect it. Jeep is in the morning, in the afternoon Safari by boat. You can see the animals come to drink water with animals in a boat Safari on the Chobe River. Among them was a sight to see's saw a herd of elephants. Come into the drinking water of 50 head of African elephant herd was impressed. Can it be hunting impul lion from the boat as well, very happy. You could see herds of giraffes. The dark color of males. Anyway, the Chobe River is more number of animals, for Buffalo could herd the collective impul flock, and crocodiles, Warthogs, etc.. Umes was impressive. Hippo is savagely real. Crocodiles, elephants, Buffalo was fought.
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  • October is a great time to go when everything is still dried up because you can easily spot the animals. We saw so many animals here. It is a huge area and we did have a safari guide. We even saw wild...  more »
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