Savute Under Canvas is situated in the Savute region of the Chobe National Park which encompasses 11 700 km2 of wilderness, bordered in the north by the beautiful Chobe River, and buffered on all sides by wildlife management areas and forest reserves allowing for the free movement of game. A wildlife enthusiast’s dream, Chobe National Park is one of the top wilderness reserves in the world and is home to the largest single concentration of elephant.
A HUNGRY LEOPARD FINDS SUPPER
We took our afternoon drive into the Savute marsh where we were called for a leopard. It was not easy for the guests to take pictures since the leopard was far away in the long grass. We could only see the back when it moved through the grass. We, however, were very patient to wait for it to move into the open. As it went on it disturbed some guineafowls and it got interested in them. The hunt was on!
The leopard stalked the birds and managed to pounce on one but did not kill it. The birds flew away and it ran after the injured one which landed in the the bluebushes.The leopard went around the bushes in search of the guineafowl which hid still and finally found it. After the bird was found, the leopard pounced on it again to kill it just next to the road where the guests got very nice and clear pictures. We could not stay longer as we had to make back to camp in time before the park closed.