Savute Safari Lodge

Positioned on the banks of the Savute Channel, Savute Safari Lodge has one of the most enviable settings of Chobe’s lodges. Dry since the 1980s, the channel now flows with water and attracts great numbers of animals year round, complementing the area’s already world-famous game viewing.

This elegant, thatched lodge lies at the heart of the Chobe National Park and affords its guests an unforgettable insight into the drama and imagery of the Savute region, a beautiful sweep of game-rich grassland and open woodland. Noted for its abundance of predators and a summer zebra migration, Savute is also a place of elephants – breathtaking in their numbers and size yet equally remarkable for their calm demeanour.

Savute Safari Lodge accommodates a maximum of 24 guests in modern timber, glass and thatch suites. Each features an expansive viewing deck set over water, making for incredible armchair game viewing. Ancient rock paintings, tucked away in Savute’s rocky hills, complete the picture.

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Highlights at Savute

  • Set at the heart of the Savute experience
  • Superb game viewing, even from camp
  • Track Savute’s big cats & wild dogs
  • Unbeatable elephant sightings

Fast Facts

The Luxury Chalets

  • Timber, Glass & Thatch Design
  • Elegant, Afro-chic Interiors
  • Private Deck & Lounge
  • Waterhole Views

There are only 12 luxury chalets at Savute Safari Lodge, each set under a shady acacia tree and overlooking the Savute Channel. Great care has been taken in their timber and thatch design: the earthy neutral tones of their interiors mirror the natural environment, and large glass sliding doors allow guests to wander between their comfortable lounge and their large wooden viewing deck. Each chalet has its own en suite bathroom and is elegantly adorned with objects d’art and African accents.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Reference Library & Bar
  • Shaded Game Viewing Deck
  • Complementary Laundry Service
  • Well frequented Waterhole
  • Swimming Pool & Sundeck
  • Wildlife Reference Library

The main building is made of timber and thatch and features a comfortable lounge, small reference library and friendly bar; stroll outside onto the expansive wooden deck and you’ll find Savute Safari Lodge’s pool and sundeck. Complete with sun loungers and shade umbrellas, the deck has commanding views over the Savute Channel making it the perfect place to sit and watch game at the water below.

Activities at Savute Safari Lodge

  • Morning Game Drives
  • Afternoon Game Drives
  • Waterhole Game Viewing
  • Bird Watching

Set at the raw centre of the Chobe National Park, Savute Safari Lodge lies in classic big game country. Savute is a region most famous for its bull elephants, lion prides, hyena packs and anything-can-happen game viewing. Led by experienced guides, early morning game drives go in search of big cats and wild dogs on the hunt; afternoon game drives focus on waterholes, especially in the dry winter months when great numbers of animals are drawn to the area. The bird watching is good all year round and exceptional in summer, while the presence of ancient San rock paintings adds a fascinating human element to this otherwise primeval landscape.

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Savute Safari Lodge Rates 2016

  • Green Season 2015
  • USD510 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2015
  • USD620 pp sharing
  • High Season 2015
  • USD920 pp sharing

Green:  January – March and December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and November    |   Peak:  July – October

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Savute Safari Lodge accommodation, all meals, local brand drinks, scheduled game-viewing (includes both land & water activities), emergency medical evacuation insurance to regional medical facility, park fees and a complimentary laundry service.

Excludes: Tips, gratuities and premium brand drinks. Savute Safari Lodge guests are welcome to buy items at the Curio Shop and any forgotten items of a personal nature can also be purchased at the camp.

A Single Surcharge is applicable to bookings during the Peak Season Single Surcharge is applicable for any one reservation comprising more than 2 singles during the Green or Shoulder Season.

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