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  • Location: Botswana, Savuti
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Luxury

overview

Savute Safari Lodge sits on the banks of the enigmatic Savute Channel in the centre of the Chobe National Park. Once dry but now flowing, the channel forms part of a rich ecosystem renowned for its large concentrations of elephant, spotted hyena and lion - the latter two animals often being in brutal conflict over kills and territory - and the region is one of Botswana's premier game viewing destinations.

The main building is made of thatch and timber and has a lounge, library, and cocktail bar and nearby is the viewing deck which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole below. The real drama however lies away from camp and you'll be heading out on early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of big game. Savute is justly famous for its high concentrations of predators, and if you visit in summer, you may be lucky enough to witness the Linyanti/Chobe zebra migration as well as enjoying amazing bird watching.

highlights

  • Unique setting on the now-flowing Savute Channel
  • A traditional safari lodge with spacious chalets, all with great views
  • Dramatic game viewing & rewarding birding
  • Large lion prides & hyena packs in the area
  • Superb close-up elephant viewing & many predators
  • Experience the summer zebra migration passing through

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Facilities

Relax in the comfortable leather couches of the lounge as you read a book from the library or sip a cocktail from the stylish bar.

Cool off with a dip in the lodge's plunge pool or sip a cocktail on the viewing deck before moving to your own private deck to watch the sunset.

General Facilities

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    Library
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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar
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    Laundry service

Dining

Order a drink from the cocktail bar and enjoy the sunset before settling down to a casual dining experience with elephants wallowing in the mud pool right in front of you.

Each sumptuous meal at Savute Safari Lodge is served in the fantastic dining area, alfresco on the viewing deck, or in the privacy of your own chalet.

Standard Room

Savute Safari Lodge has 12 luxury wood, thatch and glass chalets, sheltered from the sun by the spreading branches of camelthorn trees. The suites each have spacious interiors, a lounge area and private viewing deck plus an en suite bathroom.

Standard Room AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outside area

Activities

  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Historical tours
  • Night drives
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $875 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $575 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $495 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Savute Safari Lodge was absolutely perfect . The staff , lodge , food and game drives all superb and I got to get close up with a leopard at last , all magic . Emma had a fantastic birthday which she will not forget for a long time , the staff really did a good job .

    William Angear, July 2014
  • Trip was excellent, the staff were great, the guides were great too. I highly recommend Savute, Moremi and Leroo La Tau lodge, really enjoyed the staff there. A very beautiful place. I miss it already, I will go back, especially to Savuteā€¦ a dream place.

    George Cunningham, July 2014
  • There was a watering hole pretty close to our room, so we got good views of elephants drinking throughout our stay. The first night we saw a pregnant hyena wandering around camp. During our morning game drive, we saw lions and a leopard. The second night we ate outside and saw even more elephants drinking, as well as porcupines.

    Sarah Poitras , July 2014
  • Savute - excellent accomodation with unbelievable view (elephants' pond) + unexpected visitor (a leopard visited our roof to hunt birds!)

    Agnieszka Baranska, September 2013
  • Savute was amazing!!!!

    Joan Graff, August 2013
  • IF we had to mention one negative, it would have to be the room we were assigned at Savuti Safari Lodge. In reading the materials, we assumed we would be in a room that overlooked their signature man-made watering hole that had non-stop elephant action. However, our room was in the back of the camp, and did not have a view of the watering hole. It was one of what seemed to be only 3 rooms that did not have a view. We did ask for a room change, but the staff said that because of their bookings, they could not move us. They also mentioned that there were no notes in our reservation, indicating that we wanted a view of the watering hole. We did tell them that we did not provide any such instructions, since we did not know there were some rooms without a view. So you may want to keep note of that for future bookings of other travellers. However, with all that said, the staff at Savuti did go above and beyond to make sure that all other aspects of our stay we very enjoyable.

    Scott Vara, June 2013
  • We all agreed that the three camps we did (Xugana, Leroo La Tau, and Savute) offered a diverse perspective from a landscape and animal standpoint and were therefore a really nice complement. The order in which we did the camps was also great. Savute was a great finale as we saw many lions and leopards and were thoroughly entertained by our bigger-than-life guide Baba.

    Ali Osman, June 2013
  • I loved it all but especially the Delta, Savute and Elephant Camp. The accommodations were great but have decided that I definitely like the private concessions better than the National parks. The guides were great and very accommodating to meet all our desires and needs. Met some wonderful people and took over 800 photos. The photos are just beautiful!

    Carra Elkins, June 2013
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    Probably the camp we enjoyed most. Really great staff and we were able to socialise with other guests and staff in the evening. Great atmosphere. Great rooms (very similar standard to Leroo). Public areas looked a bit messy and run down. Perhaps just not so well maintained (plunge pool full of leaves and green water. Not appealing !). Probably the best guide we had - Very experienced, friendly and professional. Good food served in an informal, buffer style. Good game viewing, especially the big cats! Water levels in the creek were low and rapidly dropping which was a concern to the staff. Great value for money

    Dave Taylor, June 2013
  • The rooms are a great size, tasteful, very comfortable and taking a shower while watching elephants is something special. Lots of windows overlooking the waterhole make the afternoon rest easy. The evening meal often started with the staff singing, something I really enjoyed. The food that is offered family style is tasty with healthy choices always available. Watching animals come and go during the meals is a nice touch. Managers, Bujos, Natasha and young Taz seemed disappointed when there were no problems to solve. The entire staff wants you to be comfortable and have a flawless stay. At one point we drove into and open park and we could see elephants, giraffe, impala, zebra, warthogs, kudu, tsessebe, and wildebeest. It looked like a national geographic moment. Metal, the guide, looked like it happened on a daily basis and nothing special was happening. Earlier in the day, the leopards were 20 feet from the truck. My wife enjoyed watching the family of dwarf mongoose that played in the common area and the guinea fowl that come to roost in the trees above the room. We had a great stay!

    Steve Peterson, May 2013

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Bonita Twigg

Bonita Twigg

Africa Safari Expert

"After 27 years the Savute Channel is once again flowing and the wildlife is abundant, you don't even need to leave camp as there are always elephants about!"

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Savute Safari Lodge was perhaps our favourite of the whole trip. The accommodations were very pleasant, the food good, the wildlife spectacular. What really made the Savute stand out among the rest were the staff. They were the most genuinely warm and comfortable about discussing their country, life and family. We would be most likely to return to Savute.

Kathryn Taghon, May 2012 >View more reviews