Savute Under Canvas

Reviews of Savute Under Canvas

Excellent(96%) From 18 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 18 of our travellers who have visited Savute Under Canvas, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs from Carshalton
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Savute Under Canvas review

Loved this campsite and the abundance of animals we got to see. A number of elephants passed our campsite whilst having breakfast. Staff couldn't do enough for us.
we were very lucky as we had the jeep to ourselves and I think this makes all the difference as we learned so much from our guide and had a one to one experience ,also we were able to take the time to sit and just watch the animals behaviour which we loved.
couldn't fault the food - amazing!

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Miss B from Marple
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Savute Under Canvas review

Amazing experience.

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B & H from Uckfield
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Cold nights (end July) but enjoyable safari

Very hospitable personnel and a good guide made this a perfect start to our 11-day safari Two days were enough because the nights (and 5.30am wake up time) were very cold and we didn't have quite enough layers of clothing although we had been fore-warned. Much warmer during the day of course.
Conditions were comfortable enough but we looked forward to having a proper hot shower in the next camps - since showering was very basic here (but we knew it would be). Food was very good despite the primitive cooking conditions.
We had a cloudless view of the 'Blood' moon during the eclipse.
We had good viewings of Elephants at a waterhole (2 separate family groups), Cheetah, Leopard and Lions (including a mating pair) as well as many groups of Wildebeest, plus Jackal, Tsessebe, Giraffe, Hyena and Dwarf Mongoose.

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Mr & Mrs A from Aboyne
Arrived on: 5-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Canvaz luxury

A warm, friendly welcome greeted us on arrival and after every game drive. The all male choir added an extra dimension with their local songs.

Daniel, the camp manager, leads a cheery, friendly team for whom nothing was too much trouble. The guides joined us for meals and shared stories.

Morunga was a superb guide with great knowledge of both birds and animals. We tracked a pride of lions, invading the resident pride's territory. Leopard was spotted. A rock python coming to drink and then swimming a across a pan excited our guide as much us. 8 mongoose chasing a jackal, and the log with 3 different species of mongoose at one time is equally unforgettable: likewise the cheetah. Zebra were in abundance as they were gathering for the imminent migration. The pack of wild dogs alas eluded us by minutes.

Regrettably no night drives are allowed in the National Park but the animals did wander through the camp in the dark!

Nights under clear starry skies are cool but daytime temperatures are very pleasantly warm.

We loved the checklist booklet of birds and animals.

An excellent camp and location. We loved it.

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Mr & Mrs H from Surrey
Arrived on: 11-May-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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3 nights at Savute Under Canvas

We were looked after very well for the first two nights but the very poorly on the third when we were the only ones in camp.

As the camp was being relocated the next day, everything had disappeared when we returned from the evening game drive and we got the distinct impression that they wished we weren't there.

However, the game drives with Moronga were enjoyable and informative.

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Mr BG from Newport Coast
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Savute Under Canvas review

We had amazing lion and leopard sightings during our stay in the Green Season, seeing a large pride of lions daily and several leopards at a distance since there is no offroading in the park.

We were the only guests for several days, and found the facilities somewhat neglected. Our vehicle broke down while on safari, they did a good job coming to tow it back to camp though. The shower also was broken and wasn't fixed while we're there, perhaps it was a victim of the constant moving of the camp.

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Ms K from UK
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great safari at Savute Under Canvas

Fantastic food and camp staff. Good guide given no off reading.

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Mr L from Portland
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent in every way

There is nothing we would improve.

Our guide was excellent in showing us animals, and very knowledgeable in providing us with history, personal anecdotes, natural history, geology, etc. of the area. The campsite was excellent and we especially enjoyed the elephants who strolled right in front (and behind) our tents.

The staff was friendly, fun, energetic. The food was delicious, and our tent was spacious and clean.

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Mr A from Saratoga Springs
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Savute Under Canvas review

Having experienced "Chobe Under Canvas" the two prior days, the Savute experience was a bit of a disappointment. Our guide, Mork, was knowledgeable and provided us some exciting viewing opportunities. However we were uncomfortable when he chose to travel into the bush to provide us a view of a male lion.

The acting Manager was also the other guide, and the chef (who was very outgoing and talented in food preparation) the first night was apparently substituting for the full-time chef who was present the second night. The facilities were clean but the water provided for showers in the late afternoon was not very warm (making it very challenging to enjoy a shower with the air temperature fairly cold).

Also, the camp was being dismantled the morning of our departure so the dining tent had been removed for our dinner our final night at Savute.

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Msrvp from harrow
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Comfortable, great staff

It was comfortable but not in the same class as chobe under canvas. E.g. The bed was sinking a bit in the middle. The walk to the mess tent was rather sandy, a bit of straw to create a pathway would help. The staff were very helpful.

The food was good. Simple but tasty. Great baking as in Chobe under canvas. Same, if not worse problem with trickling shower!

Liked the fact that tent sitting area faced the forest rather than the mess tent .

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