Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge

There are several lodges scattered around the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park but few can boast a location to match that of Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge. Perched on the only high ground for miles around, this lodge boasts an air of exclusive privacy as well as grand views of the Savuti landscape.

Run on solar power and designed to exacting environmental standards, Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is an appealing blend of seasoned timber, traditional thatch and romantic canvas. Game drives are the focus here and for good reason: Savuti is one of Botswana’s best game viewing destinations and has a reputation for excellent elephant and predator sightings. A zebra migration adds more drama to Savuti’s summer months but thanks to the re-appearance of the ephemeral Savuti Channel there is permanent water to make Savuti a year-round destination.

Ghoha Hills offers 11 luxuriously appointed tented suites, two of which can sleep up to four guests, making them ideal for families. Best accessed by air, this lodge makes a fantastic combination with a stay in the Okavango Delta and the Chobe River area. Guests will enjoy the thrill of morning and afternoon game drives and also have the chance to view Bushman Rock Art, hidden away at secret locations on the Ghoha Hills themselves.

Goha Hills Savuti Lodge
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Highlights at Ghoha Hills

  • Unique elevated location in Savuti
  • Excellent elephant & predator game viewing
  • Access to Bushman Rock Art sites
  • In-house waterhole & viewing hide

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Luxury Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level:  Midrange
  • Number of Rooms:  11 Luxury Tents
  • Location: Savute Region of Chobe NP
  • See our Travel Guide: Botswana Safari

The Luxury Tents

  • Breathtaking Elevated Views
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Four-Sleeper Family Tents

The 11 tented suites at Ghoha Hills are conveniently divided into nine doubles and two four-sleepers, making this tucked-away lodge as suitable for couples as it is for families with children. Each tent has an outdoor viewing deck complete with loungers; the views are spectacular and you can even watch wildlife at a waterhole below.

Interiors are a pleasing blend of whitewashed wooden floors, canvas and wooden furnishings. Colours are muted and earthy, and guests sleep soundly under crisp linen, the sounds of Savuti drifting up from below the hills. The en suite bathroom features double basins, a flush toilet and walk-in shower.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Dining Area, Bar & Lounge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Reference Library
  • Photographic Hide
  • Outdoor Boma
  • Internet Access

Built from timber and thatch, the main lodge blends effortlessly into its natural surroundings. Guests enjoy internet access at Ghoha Hills, and can spend afternoons lazing around the swimming pool or photographing wildlife from the camp’s hide, set overlooking a waterhole close to camp.

Comprising an indoor lounge, dining area and bar, the building becomes a focal point at night. Guests mingle by the fire in the outdoor boma to trade safari stories before a delicious, home-cooked dinner is served in the dining area.

Activities at Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Full-day Game Drives
  • Photographic Hide
  • Rock Art Sites

Guests at Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge can take advantage of a wide range of activities, giving them an unrivalled Savuti experience. The area has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Botswana’s game viewing hotspots and it is not for nothing that many wildlife documentaries have been shot here.

Early morning game drives begin the day after a light breakfast. Big cats are generally the focus at Savuti – lions are well established as are leopards; cheetahs pass through often while other predators such as spotted hyena and jackal are commonly seen. Wild dog packs make regular appearances, particularly in early summer when Savuti’s impala herds have given birth and migrating zebras arrive.

The day ends with an afternoon drive, often dominated by intimate, close-up sightings of elephants at waterholes and along the Savuti Channel. Ghoha Hills offers full-day safaris too, complete with picnic basket, as well as the opportunity to spend time at their waterhole hide, set about a kilometre from camp. Guides will also lead you to hidden-away rock art sites, images of animals left by San Bushman hundreds of years ago.

Ghoha Hills Lodge Rates 2017

  • Green Season 2017
  • USD475 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2017
  • USD685 pp sharing
  • High Season 2017
  • USD920 pp sharing

Green:  January – Marc, November & December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and 15 December – 10 January    |   Peak:  July – October

Includes & Excludes

Includes:Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks), levies, park fees & taxes.

Excludes: Premium imported drinks, international flights , internal transfers , travel insurance, visas and discretionary tips.

SINGLE SURCHARGE
A Single Surcharge of USD250 per room is only applicable to bookings during high seasons.

TRIPADVISOR COMMENTS GHOHA HILLS SAVUTI LODGE

From the second we arrived at Ghoha Hills we were treated like family. There were twelve of us traveling together and each of us left feeling like we had the best experience possible! The GM’s, Abram & Nanette, were there from Hello to Goodbye to make sure we were well taken care of. Our guides Zambo and Ran were professional, knowledgeable, and so much fun! We felt so safe in their care! The rooms and lodge were gorgeous! The food was delicious! Five star all the way! Thank you Ghoha Hills for an experience we will always hold dear to our hearts!

TulipandBo
Crossville, Tennessee

Simply amazing. We had such a wonderful experience throughout. The people, the accommodations, the location and wildlife were exceptional. I recommend Ghoha Hills Savuti to anyone who wants a truly memorable safari vacation.
Cameron B

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