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Savute Safari Lodge is a luxury lodge with beautiful views in the wild Savute area of Chobe National Park.

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Couples, Families (6 years+) and Honeymooners

When people think of Chobe National Park they might imagine its bustling riverfront in the north, which in peak season can be as full with visitors as it with wildlife. However, this park is vast, the third largest in Botswana and the countries first to be designated, in 1967. It is thought to accommodate the largest herds of elephants in the World and a diverse mix of other herbivores, predators and birdlife can be found in this varied ecosystem.

The Savute area is dominated by the mysterious Savute Channel, which runs from the Linyanti River further west and forms the Savute Marsh. The hydrology of this channel and the factors influencing its flow seem to be independent of rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere, somewhat mystifying experts and local inhabitants alike.

In the dry season this area can promise fantastic wildlife viewing and Savute Safari Lodge has two pumper waterholes in front of the lodge which attract large numbers of elephants, particularly in the morning and evening.

This area is also famous for its predator populations, from large prides of lions specialising in attacking elephants (as documented in the BBC Natural World programme- Africa’s Giant Killers) to leopards who have picked up an usual fishing skill to exploit catfish caught in the drying channels.

The second largest zebra migration in Africa also passes through this region on its way south to the Great Salt Pans and although the exact timing depends on the rains, typically it is between November and December and then again between February and March. 

Whenever you decide to travel this camp works well in an itinerary with Savute Safari Lodge's sister properties such as Camp Moremi, located in the Moremi Game Reserve.

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The lodge

Camp Moremi caters for 24 guests in a maximum of 12 spacious safari tents, including one family tent which includes two separate bedrooms and bathrooms separated by interleading

Overlooking the SavuteChannel and two waterholes, Savute Safari Lodge is a fairly permanent feeling lodge built using local timber and furnished throughout in neutral tones to blend in with the surrounding environment.

The main area and 11 thatched chalets certainly have more of a lodge feel than a safari lodge feeling, with the use of sliding glass doors for example at the front of each chalet which open up onto the private deck.

In the main area there is a beautiful swimming pool and sundeck that overlook the waterholes as well as an alfresco dining area, a fire pit, lounges and the sunken viewing bench which offers the best views of any visitors to the waterholes.   

Activities from Savute Safari Lodge focus on game drives in the Savute region of Chobe National Park in open 4x4 safari vehicles, as this is a national park, walking safaris, night drives and driving off-road are not permitted. There is also a fascinating added cultural element that can be experienced this region and that is a visit to Gubatsa Hills, which is a prominent rocky outcrop in an otherwise flat landscape and contains ancient San rock paintings.

Facilities

The facilities at Savute Safari Lodge include a swimming pool, eleven thatched chalets (including a family chalet), a library lounge, multiple dining areas, a fire pit and extensive views of the surrounding landscape.

Dining

All meals and house drinks are normally included in the room rate and dining is usually done communally at either the indoor dining area or the alfresco deck. Private dining can also be requested.

Why Wayfairer

The operator behind Savute Safari Lodge is one of the leading safari operators in Botswana and at the heart of its philosophy is an initiative termed CARES, which summarises the effort and emphasis they put on sustainability and responsible travel. This stands for; C- career and community, A- advanced health care, R- responsibility to our environment, E- equality in the workplace, S- soul and spirituality.

Featured Holidays

Savute Safari Lodge isn't included exclusively in any of our example itineraries yet but as everything we do is tailor-made we can include this as part of your Botswana safari and please see below for a number of other trip ideas. 

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