Overview of Savute Safari Lodge

Savute Safari Lodge sits on the banks of the Savute Channel in the centre of the Chobe National Park. At times flowing and other times dry, the channel forms part of a rich ecosystem renowned for its large concentrations of elephant, spotted hyena and lion – the latter two 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. It is nearby is the viewing deck, which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole below. The real drama, however, lies away from camp when you head 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 (about November to March), you may be lucky enough to witness the Linyanti/Chobe zebra migration as well as enjoying amazing bird watching.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Unique setting on the ephemeral Savute Channel
  • A traditional safari lodge with spacious suites, 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 (March)

4x4 Drives

Game drives

Game viewing

Rooms at Savute Safari Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

    Savute Safari Lodge has 11 luxury wood, thatch and glass suites, sheltered from the sun by the spreading branches of camelthorn trees. They each have spacious interiors, a lounge area and private viewing deck plus an en suite bathroom.

    There is one family suite for small groups travelling together.

    General 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.



    Swimming pool

    Viewing deck


    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 suite.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Rikke Williams

    Rikke Williams

    Africa Safari Expert

    There is constant elephant activity at the waterhole and watching the babies running for the water and throwing all caution to the wind to dive in was the cutest thing!

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