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Savute is the southern region of Chobe National Park. Mostly arid, Savute’s landscape features sandveld, mopenae forest, acacia savannah, marshlands, and kopjes (rock outcrops). The marshlands are connected to Linyanti River by the Savute Channel.
Like the northern portion of Chobe, Savute is renowned for its large lion and bull elephant populations. During the dusty and dry months from July to October, these herds of elephant can be seen congregated around the small, man-made waterholes. Other wildlife includes eland, kudu, roan and sable antelope, zebra, tsessebe, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, and bat-eared fox.
Birwatching is best during the wet season (November to April). This is when large flocks of carmine bee-easters and both white and Abdim’s storks can be seen. Other common birds include kori bustard, rollers, kestrels, plovers, sandgrouse, coursers, queleas and doves.
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