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Savute Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

With the tectonic shifts getting the Savute channel flowing, this area has really changed in recent years. This is now a really prime wildlife location in Botswana pretty much year round. Zebras migrate in and out but most of the game hangs around the savute swamps all year. Dry season (June-October) brings higher and higher concentrations of wildlife to the remaining water sources so it gets better and better. October will be a real scorcher so beware of heat!

Perched on the banks of the Savute Channel, Savute Safari Lodge offers a great location from which to explore the nearby Savute Marshes. To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just twenty four guests in eleven thatched chalets built of local timber and one family room which consists of two double bedrooms. The chalets, which have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to blend with the natural environment, feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area and en suite facilities.

Sink into one of the numerous comfortable leather, wood or wicker sofas in the lounge – and library – or sip a cocktail in the stylish bar. All these facilities are situated in a beautiful two-story thatch-and-timber main building. Savute Safari Lodge offers a shaded viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool with spectacular pool loungers – ideal for watching the varied wildlife – including the resident Elephants – as they make their way to the Channel to drink, bathe and play.

Savute boasts a viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool – which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole. Open 4x4 game drives are conducted in the Savute area, including the famous Savute Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to a delightful African safari.