The Savuti has a very distinctive character. It lies in the sandy interior of the Chobe National Park between the floodplains of the Chobe River and the Moremi Game Reserve. The Savuti Channel is a waterway that connects the Linyanti River from Zibadianja Lagoon, with the interior of the Chobe National Park at the Savuti Marsh. The Savuti has only ever flowed intermittently and dried up for the last time in 1980. Suddenly in 2008 the waterway started flowing again and once more the wildlife has adapted to the change.
In the rainy season thousands of zebra along with herds of wildebeest and buffalo migrate into the Savuti Marsh. These are joined by thousands of impala and large numbers of warthogs which ensure a plentiful supply of food for the territorial lions and the several large clans of hyena which can be found here.