Savute Elephant Camp Tented Camp
Savute Elephant Camp is a luxury camp situated on the banks of the Savute Channel. Previously, the channel was dry and the camp used to overlook an active waterhole. Since 2009 the Savute Channel has been flowing again and now the camp offers spectacular views over this veritable wildlife oasis in the heart of the Chobe National Park in Botswana. The game viewing is spectacular.
* Savute Elephant Camp Highlights
- ∞ Lodge overlooks Savute Channel, a game-rich area
- ∞ Luxury thatch-and-canvas accommodation
- ∞ Air conditioning
- ∞ Private viewing deck with easy chairs and hammock
- ∞ Fully-stocked mini bar
- ∞ Outdoor dining area (boma)
- ∞ Excellent game viewing
- ∞ Reference library (books, videos, audio-visual facilities)
- ∞ Curio shop
- ∞ Internet facilities and satellite TV
- ∞ Heated swimming poool
More about this accommodation
Closed for complete rebuild along sustainable building practices - reopening in June 2018
Belmond Savute Elephant Camp accommodates 24 guests in 12 twin-bedded luxury canvas tents, all on raised wooden platforms and with a thatched roof. Each room has its own private viewing deck, furnished with easy chairs and a hammock - the ideal spot to enjoy a private dinner or to enjoy some quality wildlife sightings. There is air conditioning, a fully-stocked mini bar and a four-poster bed, complete with mosquito netting. Each room has luxurious en-suite facilities, an outside shower, a shaving mirror, a vanity unit, an electronic safe and a hairdryer. There are electric overhead fans and lighting as well as electric heaters for chilly nights. Every tented room is equipped with an internal telephone to contact reception and other tents.
Superb Game Viewing
Game viewing from Savute Elephant Camp is outstanding. It's also renowned for its incredible bird life. The lodge has a prime location overlooking the pristine Savute channel, which is the scene of frequent wildlife dramas. Game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon on open 4x4 vehicles, led by resident guides. Excursions to see the historic San paintings or the ancient Gametrackers' Baobabs can also be arranged. Savute is known for its excellent sightings of lion, elephant, leopard and, occasionally, cheetah and wild dog. Other big game include buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, tsessebe and numerous antelope species.
Life at Savute Elephant Camp
Elephant Camp offers an early morning tea/coffee delivery service to precede your day's activity. A light breakfast is served before you set off on the early morning game drive, during which tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Brunch is usually buffet style for your convenience and a light tea with snacks will be on offer during the course of the afternoon. At a sunset stop on an afternoon game drive, wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be served. Dinner can be enjoyed under the stars in the boma or in the main dining area. Other lodge facilities include a heated swimming pool, a private library with internet facilities and satellite TV.
By air: flights connect from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport to Maun (45 mins) & Kasane (50 mins). Charter flights can be arranged from Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Windhoek, as well as private charters to Maun.
By road: Transfers from Victoria Falls and Livingstone are available.
Our Take on Belmond Savute Elephant Camp
Savute Elephant Camp is enviably located in one of the most game-rich areas of Chobe. Seeing herds of over 50 elephant or prides of lion 30 strong is not uncommon. It's a particularly beautiful corner of Botswana and the luxurious lodgings, exceptional hospitality and passionate guides echo the high standards Belmond lodges are renowned for.
- ∞ Accommodation
- ∞ All meals
- ∞ All drinks (Including premium branded spirits and wines but excluding imported champagne)
- ∞ Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- ∞ National park fees
- ∞ Game viewing activities
- ∞ Laundry service
- xTransport to lodge
- xPersonal travel insurance
- xVisa fees
- xAll items of a personal nature
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One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.