Savute Safari Lodge is a luxury lodge situated on the banks of the Savute River channel in Chobe National Park, Botswana. The lodge offers accommodation with magnificent views of the Savute Channel, great game viewing and birding all year round. Known for its quality service and luxurious suites, Savute Safari Lodge will provide you with a uniquely African safari experience.

  • Overlooks permanent waterhole in the Savute Channel
  • Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles
  • Wonderful birding and game viewing opportunities
  • Luxury glass-and-timber safari suites with private viewing deck
  • En-suite facilities, mosquito net and overhead fan
  • Lounge, library and cocktail bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry service

Savute Safari Lodge on the banks of the Savute River channel in Chobe National Park, Botswana, accommodates 24 guests in 12 elegantly furnished thatch-and-glass chalets, each featuring a combined lounge and bedroom area, with en-suite facilities, overhead fan and a private viewing deck. The expansive glass sliding doors amplify the beauty of the panoramic views from each chalet. The doorways are covered by insect screens, and the beds by mosquito netting.

Land- and Water-Based Game Viewing and Activities

All activities at Savute Safari Lodge in Chobe National Park are led by professional resident guides. Game drives are conducted on open 4x4 safari vehicles for the best game viewing. Drives within the Savute area and to the Savute Marsh are always rewarding. The second-biggest summer zebra migration can be witnessed at Savute (second only to the famous Masai Mara migration). Other diverse species include elephant, lion, leopard and numerous antelope.

A visit to the ancient San rock paintings in the Gubatsa Hills can be arranged on request. Birding is great all year round, but the prime months to visit are during the rainy season when the migrant birds increase Savute's resident population of over 300 species. For game viewing, the best time is the dry months between May and October, when the Savute channel is the only source of water for miles. During the driest times, the waterholes draw a variety of wildlife to the area.

Main Camp

The main feature of the lodge is the elegant thatch-and-timber building that overlooks the beautiful Savute Channel and houses the lounge, library and cocktail bar. A large viewing deck provides the ideal space to observe the wildlife that flock to the waterhole.

There is a swimming pool on a raised wooden deck and an alfresco dining area. Brunch and dinner are usually served on the viewing deck or by soft candlelight in the dining room. Evenings can be enjoyed, cocktail in hand, around the fireside as you soak up the last rays of the African sun.

Getting There

By air - Savute Safari Lodge is accessible only by light aircraft transfer or by 4WD vehicle. Flights are scheduled based on your itinerary to the nearby airstrip from where it's a short 25-minute game drive to camp.

By road - It's approximately a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Kasane.

Our Take on Savute Safari Lodge

As part of the Desert & Delta group of superb lodges, Savute Safari Lodge is perfect to include on a combination safari itinerary with some of its sister lodges to give you an overview of different areas of Botswana. Various packages are available as well as off-season specials.

Please chat to us about your preferences and wishlist and we'll gladly tailor a dream safari getaway.

  • All game activities
  • All meals (buffet breakfasts/lunches and à la carte dinners)
  • Drinks with meals (soft drinks, local wines and beer)
  • National park fees
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Transport to lodge
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Curios
  • Premium brand drinks
  • All items of a personal nature
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