The Savuti section to the west of the Chobe National Park, together with the Chobe Riverfront, is considered one of the best wildlife viewing areas in Southern Africa. During the rainy season, tens of thousands of migrating zebras and wildebeests flock to the region, commemorating the great wildlife spectacle of the Serengeti wildebeest migration. Fascinating sightings of African wild dogs, leopards or cheetahs are not uncommon here. Above all, Savuti offers ideal conditions for observing the king of animals: the lion.
A special feature of Savuti are several small inselbergs. The open Savuti Marshes dried up entirely in 1982 after the flow of water through the Savuti Channel, which connects to the Linyanti system, dried up in 1979. Nowadays it is assumed that tectonic shifts are the cause that the channel only fills with water sporadically.
Several natural pans in the Savuti section collect the water from the rainy months. Some of them are so deep that animals can still find water well into the dry winter months. During the dry months in the second half of the year, not only elephants, buffaloes, zebras and various antelope species can be seen at the waterholes, but also lions, hyenas and sometimes cheetahs can often be observed drinking.
An impressive experience is the start of the rainy season at the end of the year, when the dry semi-desert landscape suddenly seems to turn into a green paradise. Large herds of animals then migrate from the Linyanti Marshes and from the Chobe Riverfront to the Savuti Marshes.