A fantastic location on the Savute Channel.
Savute Safari lodge is situated on the banks of the ephemeral Savute Channel which stretches from the Linyanti River to the Savute Marsh, and is perfectly positioned for wildlife viewing. The area has plenty of big game, particularly during the zebra migration between November and December and again between February and April.
Comfortable accommodation is provided for a maximum of 24 guests in just 11 thatched chalets and one two-bedroom family unit. All are constructed from local timber and feature rustic “safari chic” decor. A double-storey main building houses a lounge and library with plenty of comfortable seating, whilst outside, there is an al fresco dining area, shaded viewing deck and a swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges. Enjoy ice-cold refreshments here in the afternoon and watch the resident wildlife – including many elephant – come down to the waterway for a drink.
Game drives in open 4WD vehicles are the primary activity available at Savute Safari Lodge, with many trips visiting the teeming Savute Marsh. In summer, the Savute hosts the second-largest zebra migration in Africa, with an impressive array of predators following in the herds’ wake. It’s also possible to visit San rock paintings in the Gubatsa Hills, the only raised landmark in a predominantly flat landscape.
- Prime position on the Savute Channel
- Game viewing by open 4WD vehicle
- Some of the best elephant viewing opportunities in Africa
- A chance to witness the Botswana’s seasonal zebra migration
- San bushman rock art in nearby Gubatsa Hills
- 11 comfortable guest chalets with private deck
- 1 family suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms
- En suite tiled bathroom with open walk-in shower, vanity and toilet
- Separate seating area and plenty of storage space
- Central dining, lounge and bar area under thatch on raised deck
- Al fresco area and fire pit
- Swimming pool with pool lounges
- Guided game drives by 4WD vehicle throughout the area
- Game drives to the Savute Marsh
- Visit to San Bushman Rock Art
* Some activities at extra cost
Light aircraft transfers to Savute Safari Lodge can be arranged from Maun, Kasane or selected camps in the Delta. The lodge is around 25 minutes by road from the Savute airstrip.
Chobe N.P and Savute Accommodation
Below are some of our preferred safari lodges in the Chobe National Park and Savute region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.
Chobe Game Lodge
The only lodge in Chobe National Park situated right by the magnificent Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge offers a classic luxury safari experience.
Chobe Princess Safariboats
The three Chobe Princess Safariboats offer relaxed voyages along the wildlife-rich Chobe River, uncovering its many animal and bird species completely at leisure.
Muchenje Safari Lodge
Situated on the quieter western side of Chobe National Park, lofty Muchenje Safari Lodge offers captivating views of the Chobe River, Caprivi Strip and surrounding floodplains.
Ngoma Safari Lodge
Ngoma Safari Lodge is built with natural materials to blend into its beautiful surroundings, and boasts the largest elephant herds on Earth at its doorstep.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Perched above the Chobe River at the edge of Chobe National Park, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero offers sweeping views over the islands and floodplains all the way to the Namibian border.
Savute Safari Lodge
Situated beside the ephemeral Savute Channel, this atmospheric safari lodge accommodates guests in thatched chalets, with the majority of game drives visiting the teeming Savute Marsh.
Zambezi Queen Houseboat
The Zambezi Queen is a tri-level houseboat built to exacting standards - an ideal vessel upon which to explore the mighty Chobe River.
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