Savute Safari Lodge

Situated beside the Savute Channel, this safari lodge accommodates guests in thatched chalets, with the majority of game drives visiting the teeming Savute Marsh.

Situated on the banks of the ephemeral Savute Channel, this atmospheric safari lodge provides accommodation 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 loungers. 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 4X4 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.

Location

How to get to Savute Safari Lodge

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.

Activities at Savute Safari Lodge

  • Game drives in open 4WD vehicles
  • San rock paintings excursion

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Savute Safari Lodge Highlights

  • A lovely lodge by the ephemeral Savute Channel
  • Some of the best elephant viewing opportunities in Africa
  • A chance to witness the Botswana’s zebra migration
  • See ancient San bushmen rock art
  • Only 12 beautifully appointed guest chalets

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Botswana Overview

What is the best thing to do in Botswana?
Abundant wildlife including big cats, small, ultra-luxurious lodges and diverse landscapes make Botswana one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Unique activities including exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dugout canoe), walking with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and exciting 4WD safaris are all possible.

What is the Climate in Botswana?
During the winter months of May-August days are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 25°C. Mornings and evenings can be very cold. Daily averages begin to rise in September and October towards 33-35°C. Temperatures from November-April can be very hot, reaching above 38°C. December to March is when Botswana receives most of its rain.

How do you get to Botswana?
Unfortunately, there are not many direct flights into Botswana. Most travellers fly into Johannesburg in South Africa, the major hub for Southern African Safaris. From there, there are regular flights between Johannesburg and Maun, the Okavango Deltas major access point.

What can I combine Botswana with?
A landlocked country, Botswana is surrounded by a number of other safari destinations. Botswana can easily be combined with Victoria Falls, the stunning sand dunes of Namibia, cosmopolitan Cape Town or even a beautiful beach resort in Mauritius or Mozambique.

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