June 2014 – Wilderness Safaris Savuti Camp has introduced a unique, sleep-out option for adventurous guests on outdoor decks overlooking the wildlife-rich Savute Channel in the Okavango’s Linyanti Concession. Situated a 20-minute drive or 45-minute boat trip away from the camp, the two new ‘sleep-out’ decks offer guests a truly secluded, up-close-and-personal wilderness experience and the exceptional opportunity of sleeping under the stars in the Okavango Delta.
Famous for the fact that between 1980 and 2008 it stopped flowing altogether, the Savute Channel is now a deep, clear waterway that attracts a variety of wildlife and anything can be seen from the deck, including hippo, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, impala, baboon and good birdlife. Guests enjoying the sleep-out experience will be treated to a range of night sounds as they drift off to sleep, as well as an array of sightings as they wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the channel.
The two sleep-out decks, accommodating up to four people each, will be set up complete with comfortable beds and mosquito nets and basic ablution facilities nearby. A highly qualified guide will be on standby to ensure the guests’ safety at all times and in case they need any assistance during the night. All needs will be catered for, including a cosy dinner around the campfire or a delicious breakfast the morning after.
Savuti Camp has front-row seats to view the abundant game that has congregated and adapted to the returning waters of the Savute Channel. Accommodation comprises seven large en-suite canvas-and-thatch walk-in tents that are raised off the ground and face onto the Channel. From the thatched dining area, a plunge pool and large viewing are with fire pit extend outwards on raised wooden decks towards the new waters that flow past the Camp. Activities on offer are day and night drives and nature walks with a highly-trained Wilderness Safaris guide.