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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. Savute Safari Lodge has a down-to-Earth feel about it and attracts an eclectic mix of guests who enjoy great hospitality, friendly staff and some great guiding all in a top game-viewing region. The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African decor.

Accommodation at Savute Safari Lodge consists of 12 thatched chalets all raised up on stilts providing great views of the animals coming down to drink in front of camp. At the front of each is a shaded private deck with a couple of chairs, perfect for escaping the heat of the day with a good book while keeping an eye on the water’s edge for any unexpected visitors that might come down for a drink. All suites have private decks, combined bedroom and sitting areas and en-suite facilities. The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building.

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.