You will be transferred from Tongabezi to the Botswana border and Kasane airport for the light aircraft flight to the remote Savute Region of Chobe National Park and your home for the next two nights, Savute Safari Lodge. Historically the Savute channel has been an enigma that flowed erratically but the area is currently in a period of transition at the start of what appears to be another ‘wet cycle’. The African channel began flowing again in 2009 for the first time in nearly 30 years and as of late 2015, the channel is once again going through a dry period. The Savute area offers a harsh and desert-like landscape in the dry season when the wildlife is supported the small streams and watering holds. This contrasts dramatically with the rainy season where the seasonal pans fill with water and the Savute Marsh and surrounds are covered with lush green vegetation that attracts an annual migration of zebra and wildebeest, as well as an abundance of bird life.

Unlike the vast majority of the country, Savute is not a totally flat landscape: large outcrops of volcanic rock reach up out of the Kalahari sands towering over the endless savannah. These hills provide a habitat for a completely different array of small wildlife, birds and plants. The sand ridge, Goha Hills, and the dead trees on the Savute Marsh, offer some spectacular photographic opportunities.