The waterhole was attended on a full time basis by elephants which are always special to watch
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
Savute Safari Lodge
- Renowned area for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predators
- Striking panoramic views
- Savute lays claim to the second biggest summer zebra migration in Africa
Facilities includeSwimming pool Al fresco dining area Cocktail bar Viewing deck
- Game Drives
- Visit to the Ancient San Rock Paintings at Gubatsa Hills
Seasons in Botswana
About Savute Safari Lodge
Situated on the banks of Botswana's fabled Stolen River, Savute Safari Lodge is a traditional thatched safari lodge in a setting of singular beauty. But just as awe-inspiring is the decade old story of how the river was stolen and in an unexpected twist, how it was given back.
The signature expansive glass sliding doors and viewing decks at Savute Safari Lodge were inspired by the striking panorama, and have been further complemented by the Savute Channel which now flows just 50 metres from the lodge.
To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just 24 guests in 12 local timber and thatched chalets. The chalets have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to compliment the natural environment and feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area plus en-suite facilities.
Sink into one of the numerous comfortable leather, wood or wicker sofas in the lounge - and library - or sip a cocktail in the stylish bar, all of which are situated in a beautiful two-storey thatch and timber main building. Savute Safari Lodge boasts a shaded viewing deck, al fresco dining area and swimming pool with spectacular pool loungers - ideal for watching the varied wildlife; and the resident elephants - as they make their way to the Savute Channel to drink, bathe and play Savute boasts a viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool; which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole.
Open 4x4 game drives are conducted in the Savute area, including the famous Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to a delightful African safari.
Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. But this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere - a mystery that has intrigued geologists and other researchers for many years.
How to get there
We will assist you will all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Savute Safari Lodge is located near Savute Airstrip which is accessed by charter aircraft from Maun International Airport and Kasane Airport
Kasane Airport is served by daily road transfers from Zambia’s Victoria Falls and Livingstone international airports
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Summer: September – April
Winter: May – August
Closed for 1 month during the rainy season (January-March) for refurbishments and maintenance.
Savute Safari Lodge operates on AC 220V generator power which is available during the day and evening. Guest accommodation is equipped with a 220-volt AC plug which is suitable for hairdryers and the recharging of camera and video batteries. The generator is switched off at night and invert 12-volt DC lighting provides room and bathroom illumination overnight.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Due to its remote and unspoilt location, there are no telephone, fax, email or internet facilities at Savute Safari Lodge. There is also no cell phone coverage.
Guests arriving and departing by aircraft or boat transfer are limited to a baggage allowance of 20 kg per person in soft sided bags (duffel type bags).
Travelling with children
This camp is not suitable for children under the age of 6.
Children aged between 6-11 years are welcome and pay 50% of the adult rate.
Children aged 12-15 pay 75% of the adult rate.
All children under the age of 16 must share accommodation with a parent.
Children aged 16 and over are classed as adults and pay the full rate.
Families with children 6-11 years must book private activities at an additional rate, subject to availability.
No childcare or babysitting service available.
Children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times.
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