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When the migration returns

When the migration returns

When the migration returns
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Savuti never disappoints at this time of the year. With the rains comes a great change after unbearable winter dry spells. Savuti is known for the river channel that was dry for some 30 years but in recent years started flowing again.

Now, the water has reached the marsh, the grass has turned luscious green, food has become plentiful and wildlife is easy to spot. We wake up to the sound of rain drops hitting the tent canvas, and animals calling.

The highlight for visitors around this time of the year is capturing the return of the zebra, wildbeest and buffalo from the Linyanti area. This migration takes place every year between November and February; the marsh becomes a hub for a variety of animals as they come down to drink and graze.

Buffalo  herds in staggering numbers attract the presence of predators, and visitors witness  spectacular views of nature’s unrelenting fury as lion, leopard and cheetah  kill at close range, giving visitors great tales to tell when they get back home.

Read more articles from this issue:
Zambezi Traveller (Issue 11, Dec 2012)

Read more about the region in our destination guide:
Okavango