In the heart of the Chobe National Park, sometimes referred to as the elephant capital of the world, is the Savute- an area that personifies the eternal contrast of Africa.Perched on the former banks of the now dry Savute Channel, the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of elephant in their natural habitat.The Savute is a dramatic area which is home to high concentrations of elephant and lions.Prides up to 40 strong are not uncommon, as are sighting of all the other major predators; the endangered wild dog, leopard, cheetah and the hyena.Savute is also renowned for its excellent birding during the summer months (December through March), as well as being home to some very rare rock paintings drawn by the early San Bushmen, who once inhabited the region.
Savute Elephant Lodge is accessible by scheduled air from Johannesburg and Cape Town via Maun. Access from Livingstone (Zambia), Victoria Falls (Zimababwe), via Kasane (Botswana) is also possible.
Situated in the arid Savute area, Savute Elephant Lodge offers an oasis type setting in complete luxury. All luxury rooms are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof.The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy.The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed complete with mosquito netting, as well as a discreet air conditioning.The 12 twin-bedded luxury canvas rooms, recently placed under thatch, that are perfectly suited to the desert air feature lavishly appointed ensuite bathrooms and dressing areas.They also have private viewing decks and comfortable outdoor lounges overlooking the Channel.For your convenience, in-room safes are provided for the safekeeping of all cash, travel documents and other articles.
Enjoy a relaxed meal overlooking the stunning Savute channel in our raised restaurant. Gazing over the channel which is home to one of Africa’s largest elephant population you will be treated to delicious cuisine created by our skilled in house chefs.Throughout the day you will be able to relax is in the quiet atmosphere of the lounge sampling exotic treats or simply sitting back with a cup of tea taking in the remote landscape.Our skilled chefs are always on hand to prepare light meals or snakes for the game drives through the Chobe National park.In the evenings we will prepare the camp fire and let you experience a sky untainted by unnatural light.Of course we also have a full stocked bar that is available at your convenience.
A dining experience second to none in a traditional Boma, best translated as a traditional meeting place, where senior tribe/community members would get together for the "Kgotla" or meeting. Typically traditional food dishes would be served during or after these get-togethers in the Boma.The Boma had two entrances, one more hidden than the other to ensure the safe passage of tribe elders or the chief should any threat arise. The Boma offers spectacular vistas of the African night skies, through the silhouettes of Camel Thorn trees and Acacia nigrescens, which have been incorporated into the design. Dining in the Savute Boma will, without a doubt, bring you closer to nature within the heart of a true bush environment.
Savute Elephant Lodge is pleased to offer our guests a range of facilities including a swimming pool built slightly into the riverbed, private outdoor leisure area, electric overhead fans, mini bars, in-room safes, illuminated pathways, slide projector and screen, satellite phones on request, telescopes, laundry, Curio shops with toiletries, video and 35mm film, safari wear, local art and craft objects, reference library of books and videos, audio-visual facilities, first aid kit, VHF radio communications plus 24 hour emergency facilities, environmental flora and fauna check lists, talks and lectures, emergency medical evacuation service, and more.
Savute Elephant Lodge promises outstanding game viewing without having to leave the confines of the camp itself, so prevalent is the wildlife around the water hole.When you do venture out, in open 4×4 vehicles, the there are excellent opportunities to see wildlife on the now dry Savute Marsh, which is also home to the Zebra migration during the months of February and October. In addition to the game drives, excursions can be arranged to see the historic San rock paintings in the hills or the ancient Gametrackers Baobabs.Our camp offers game viewing activities in the morning and late afternoons. These activities take place on our safari viewing vehicle, designed for your comfort and safety. Activities are restricted to set regulations as the camp is within a national park.
Nearest Airport: Private airstrip
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