Chobe National Park

&Beyond Savute Under Canvas


Wild camping

Savute Under Canvas can be found in a remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park, by the capriciously flowing waters of the Savute Channel in an area renowned for its elephant-hunting lion prides.

The camp is an entirely off-grid mobile set up with just five canvas tents. Each has a comfortable bed and en suite bathroom with steaming hot water on request for the bucket showers.

The shared guest area comprises open-sided tents for dining, pre-dinner drinks, or simply whiling away the time between game viewing adventures with a good book and a frosted beer or glass of wine. Delicious meals are cooked over coals and shared around a blazing fire.


At a glance

  • Five tents

  • Dining tent

  • Private butler

  • Solar powered

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    Game drives

    Savute is a famous battleground for lions and spotted hyena, and with grazing now plentiful, guests can now also enjoy frequent sightings of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, tsessebe and kudu.

Community & Culture

&Beyond has worked with non-profit community development partner Africa Foundation since the early 90s with a shared vision to care for land, wildlife and people by empowering the communities that are the custodians of these systems.

In Botswana, their work includes working with remote communities in the Okavango Delta, implementing a support programme that has constructed much-needed boreholes, addressing educational needs and allowing access to &Beyond’s private concession where they can harvest grass and reed materials as an added income resource. They also work with a community outside Maun, building a school and kitchens.


Semi-permanent and mobile, Savute Under Canvas has a feather-light
sustainability footprint: no electricity, solar lights, bucket showers,
meals cooked over coals – a truly authentic, impact-friendly safari experience.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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