Botswana - both the Chitabi and Savuti Wilderness Safari camps are first rate and pretty luxurious. The staff and service at both camps were outstanding although I would rate the staff at Chitabi somewhat higher. They seemed a bit more at ease and confident. But both were great and no complaints at all. At Chitabi, they brought hot water to the room when they woke us in the morning and we could make coffee or chocolate in the room while getting ready. They did not do so at Savuti and they should. It's a nice touch particularly on cold mornings.
Game viewing was better at Chitabi - it's easier to see animals and they seemed more plentiful. We saw lions, a cheetah, 2 leopards, wild dogs with pups, hyenas and pretty much everything else.
We did have some good sightings at Savuti - several herds of elephant coming to the channel to drink in the late morning. At least 100 elephants and the other guests thought many more than that. We also saw 3 leopards (2 with kills) and a huge troop of baboons. Late afternoon game drives were closer to camp and not productive. The mopani scrub around the camp doesn't make for good viewing and there just were not many animals on the other side of the channel adjacent to the camp.
Of the three camps I stayed at this year, my favourite was Savuti. With water in the channel, the view from my tent was glorious: lots of elephant visiting the lagoon and sloshing through the water, and hippo grunting at nights. In Savuti we were often the only vehicle there and were able to sit and watch the behaviour of the animals with no pressure at all. We spent a fabulous half hour with a lagoon full of hippo, and another sitting quietly as a small herd of ellies drifted towards us, eating as they came closer and closer and closer.