Savute Safari Lodge Safari Lodge
Closed for refurbishment - reopening 1 March 2019
Savute Safari Lodge is a luxury lodge situated on the banks of the Savute Channel in the Chobe National Park, Botswana. This lodge offers magnificent views of the Savute Channel with great game viewing and birding all year round. Known for its quality service and luxurious accommodation, Savute Safari Lodge will provide you with a unique African safari experience.
* Savute Safari Lodge Highlights
- ∞Overlooks permanent waterhole in the Savute Channel
- ∞Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles
- ∞Wonderful birding and game-viewing opportunites
- ∞Luxury glass and timber safari suites with private viewing deck
- ∞En-suite facilities, mosquito net and overhead fan
- ∞Lounge, library and cocktail bar
- ∞Swimming pool
- ∞Laundry service
More about this accommodation
Savute Safari Lodge accommodates 24 guests in 12 elegantly-furnished thatch and glass chalets, each featuring a combined lounge and bedroom area, with en-suite facilities, overhead fan and a private viewing deck. The expansive glass sliding doors amplify the beauty of the panoramic views from each chalet. The doorways are covered by insect screens, and the beds by mosquito netting.
Land & Water-Based Game Viewing & Activities
All activities at Savute Safari Lodge are led by professional resident guides. Game drives are conducted on open 4x4 safari vehicles for the best game viewing, and drives within the Savute area and to the Savute marsh are very rewarding. The second biggest summer zebra migration can be witnessed at Savute (second only to the famous Masai Mara migration). Other diverse species include elephant, lions, leopards and numerous antelope.
A visit to the ancient San rock paintings in the Gubatsa Hills can be arranged on request. Birding is great all year round, but the prime months to visit are during the rainy season when the migrant birds increase Savute's resident population of over 300 species. For game viewing, the best time is the dry months between May and October, when the Savute channel is the only source of water for miles and, even in the driest times, the waterholes draw a variety of wildlife to the area.
The main feature of the lodge is the elegant thatch and timber building that overlooks the beautiful Savute channel and which houses the lounge, library and cocktail bar. A large viewing deck provides the ideal space to observe the wildlife that flock to the waterhole.
There is a swimming pool on a raised wooden deck and an al fresco dining area. Brunch and dinner are usually served on the viewing deck or by soft candlelight in the dining room. Evenings can be enjoyed, cocktail in hand, around the fireside as you soak up the last rays of the African sun.
Savute Safari Lodge is accessible only by light aircraft transfer or by 4WD vehicles only. Flights are scheduled based on your itinerary to the nearby airstrip from where it's a short 25-minute game drive to camp.
It's approximately a 3.5 hours' drive from Kasane.
Our Take on Savute Safari Lodge
As part of the Desert & Delta group of superb lodges, Savute Safari Lodge is perfect to include on a combination safari itinerary with some of its sister lodges to give you an overview of the various areas of Botswana. Various packages are available as well as off-season specials. Please chat to us about your preferences and wish list and we'll gladly tailor a dream safari getaway.
- ∞ All game activities
- ∞ All meals (buffet breakfasts/lunches and à la carte dinners)
- ∞ Drinks with meals (soft drinks, local wines and beer)
- ∞ National park fees
- ∞ Medical evacuation insurance
- ∞ Laundry service
- x Transport to lodge
- x Personal travel insurance
- x Curios
- x Premium-brand drinks
- x All items of a personal nature
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
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.