The site of Derek and Beverley Joubert’s amazing films “Ultimate Enemies” and “Eternal Enemies”, Savuti is a location of unfamiliar splendour. The Savuti Channel, which is fed from the Linyanti and has now been flowing on and off for a few years, following a 20 year dry period, boasts excellent wildlife viewing.
The Savuti Marsh sits further to the South-East and is a huge area dotted with old dead leadwood trees, and scattered with pockets of game roaming the endless plains. The marsh is easily accessible during the dry season and can become slightly boggy during the rains, but whenever you choose to go, you will be met with life at some stage, in some form, and undoubtedly fascinating.
Savuti has very strong lion, leopard and spotted hyena populations and the night sounds are always dotted by their quixotic calls. More recently, wild dog and cheetah sightings have been good.
Geographically, Savuti is an area of many curiosities. One of its greatest mysteries is the Savuti channel itself, which has over the past 100 year inexplicably dried up and recommenced its flow several times. This irregular water flow explains the numerous dead trees that line the channel, for they have germinated and grown when the channel was dry and drowned when the channel flowed again.