Safari Botswana: Savute Safari Lodge
The magnificent Savute Safari Lodge s an ideal starting point for exploring the fascinating Savuti Marsh in northern Botswana. This blog provides an overview of the beautiful safari acccommodation
At Savute Safari Lodge guests are accommodated in luxurious wooden chalets built on spacious platforms. The private veranda of each chalet offers a unique view of the Savuti Channel. It can also be enjoyed from the main house, which has a lounge, bar, small library and balcony on the upper floor and a communal dining room on the lower floor.
Savute Safari Lodge is an ideal starting point for exploring the fascinating Savuti Marsh. Here the famous lions of the area as well as elephants, leopards, hippos, cheetahs and rarely even wild dogs can be observed extensively.
Savute Safari Lodge
In Chobe National Park at the eastern end of the Savuti Channel
11 comfortable tent chalets, each with its own en-suite bathroom
Max. number of guests
24 guests in 11 tent chalets (with one chalet as family accommodation)
Game drives in the morning and afternoon, cultural excursions
Wonderful location in the spectacular, ruggedly romantic Savute region • an ideal starting point for exploring the Savuti marsh and the famous lion populations • elephants and other wildlife regularly pass directly by the camp • Savute – the second largest zebra migration spot in Africa
Elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, hippos, zebras, giraffes, various antelopes, rarely wild dogs
Staying at Savute Safari Camp
The picturesque Savute Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Savuti River in western Chobe National Park. It is surrounded by mighty camel thorn trees.
The Savute Safari Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 24 guests in 11 chalets (including a larger family chalet with two bedrooms). The luxurious accommodations are elevated and all have their own en-suite bathrooms. Each chalet also has a small private veranda with breathtaking views of the Savuti Channel and passing wildlife. The spacious chalets also have mosquito nets, sockets for charging small electrical devices, lighting and plenty of storage space.
The two-storey main area comprises an entrance area with a lounge, bar and library as well as an elevated viewing platform with views over the dreamlike, rugged landscape. A communal swimming pool provides cooling. The dining room is on the ground floor, where guests can eat together every day.
As a lodge guest you can go on exciting game drives in open jeeps during the day to experience the wildlife up close. If you want to immerse yourself a little deeper into the history of the region, don't miss an excursion to the ancient rock paintings of the San, the indigenous people of Botswana, near the Gubatsa Hills.
The lodge is located in the legendary Savuti region, consisting of a swamp plain and characterized by a harsh, ruggedly romantic wilderness. The region attracts a large number of wild animals, which can be admired on the offered game drives into the Savuti march or even from the own veranda. It is not uncommon to see a herd of elephants crossing the Savuti Channel directly outside the gates of the camp. And also lion sightings are not unlikely in this area due to the large population. A highlight is undoubtedly the season of herd migration, especially the zebra migration. Savute is the area with the second largest zebra herd migration in Africa. With its proximity to the Gubatsa Hills, the lodge also offers culture enthusiasts the opportunity to admire thousands of years old rock paintings by Botswana's indigenous people.
The Savute region is famous for its rich lion population as well as for the huge herd migrations, especially of zebras, which take place each year – a spectacular experience. Furthermore, on game drives into the surrounding area animals such as elephants, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, hippos, giraffes, various antelope species and in rare cases wild dogs can be observed. Elephant sightings in particular can often be made directly from the tent's own veranda, as a small herd has its habitat in the camp's region and passes by there again and again.
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