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Savute is located in the southern part of Chobe National Park but in its own area known as the Mababe Depression. The landscape ranges from sandveld to mopane forest, acacia savannah, marshlands (always dry) to rocky outcrops. The Savute Channel connects the grasslands or marshlands of the interior with the Linyanti River. For the first time in many years, the Savute River is flowing but has not yet reached the park areas, and the marshlands are still currently dry.
The Savute, like the northern part of Chobe National Park, is famous for its lions and bull elephant herds. The area is also home to eland, kudu, roan antelope, sable antelope, waterbuck, tsessebe, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and many other antelope, along with numerous predators, including leopard, cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal and bat-eared fox. The Savute region is affected by the seasons, and is at its best in the wet season (November to March), or during the early dry season (April to May). When the rains fall, from November to April, the plains become green and large herds of zebra and tsessebe are present. From July to October it is typically dusty and dry, and bull elephants dominate the small, man-made waterholes.
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