Explicitly aiming to bring simple, affordable accommodation to one of Botswana’s best wildlife areas, Camp Savuti is an old fashioned safari camp with lots of potential. A number of public camp sites were privatised in 2009 and one of them became Camp Savuti, one of the few accommodations in the area that is locally owned. There are just five Meru tents, elevated on decks that overlook the Savute Channel itself, dry for decades but in full flow again since 2010. Inside, the tents are relatively rustic but cosy and inviting, with a writing desk and comfortable beds, while the en-suite facilities have a flush toilet and open-air shower. An attractive structure constructed mainly from reed and thatch, the lounge, bar and dining area also offers excellent channel views, so it’s possible to pass the time serenely watching animals arrive for water, even between game viewing activities. These consist of morning and afternoon game drives, searching out the impressive predator presence and elephant herds for which the Savute area is renowned. For a classic safari experience, Camp Savuti reassuringly focuses on the wildlife and a convivial atmosphere. It is particularly attractive during the emerald season, when there are attractive special offers bringing the rates down still further.