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Savuti Campsite is situated on the Savuti Channel and has an elephant proof ablution block and elephant proof stand pipes. It also has hot water and lights in the ablution block, trala, a real treat. The elephant proof wall around the ablution block is cleverly made to allow wild cats etc to be able to escape out but elephant and the like not to be able to get in.
We had two days here at Savuti campsite. At this time of year (September) probably we would all say the same and that is, that only one night at Savuti would surfice.
It seems a lot of the animals had migrated.
The, I think 8 camping pitches are separated and marked but you do have to search for the marks. Many sit under old camelthorn trees, with site number one being particularly good (take note when booking, it seems a ploy of people is to 'nik' the best plot and then claim there has been a mix up and that they were put there and they tend to send you off to find a vacant plot, normally it's the one they did not want) The size of the site, and the distance between the pitches, is such that some campers even drive to the ablution block after dark.
Savuti particularly attracks the elephant and hyenas. Hyena's being mostly scavanging opportunists, also have that trait of cowardice, despite their strong ability to drag off just about any sized object, they are dangerous, they will take risks and children are more so a target, but make enough noise and they most likely will run. However, this is not the case with elephants visiting the campsite, they dislike like being shone at them and indeed do not like noise so if you want to invite trouble into your area, try both of these!!
Surrounding our campsite were the Kalahari Appleleaf bushes, like a miniature version of the Jacaranda, very pretty amongst the dusty scenes.
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