Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge (Chobe National Park) Botswana

 
 

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Location:

It is often said that the Savuti grasslands provide the best game viewing in Africa today, with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the continent, through all seasons. In the dry winter months you will have the best opportunities for game viewing, as predators tend to lurk around the water holes. Savuti is also famous for its large concentrations of Elephants that congregate around the waterholes at sunset. During the rainy season the rich bird-life of the park (approximately 450 species in the whole park) is well represented. Large Secretary Birds and Kori bustards are often seen strutting around the Savuti marsh and small Redbilled francolins provide as a noisy morning wake up call.

Interesting summer migrants and water birds include Abdim's storks, Carmine Bee Eaters and even Fish Eagles. Little Quelea finches are quite a spectacle as they gather in thousands. They reach a frenzy of numbers in about April when a single flock could contain tens of thousands of these small twittering birds. The region is indeed reputed for its annual migration of Zebras and predators. Thousands of Zebras moving slowly across the plains in their twice yearly migration, is a sight to behold. Large concentrations of lion also follow this Zebra migration intently, and Leopard and Cheetah are also sometimes seen. Some other Chobe wildlife to look out for: Rare and endangered Wild dog, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Sable, Roan, Eland, Giraffe, Baboon, Warthog, Elephants and Buffalo are some of the other animals to be found here. A variety of bird-life unique to the Chobe.
 

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Perched high on the eastern side of the Ghoha Hills, this hilltop retreat boasts unparalleled 180 degree views across the Savannah and the natural waterhole which attracts birds and wildlife year round. To the south east of the lodge, the Savuti Marsh beckons with its unique game viewing opportunities. An exclusive and intimate ambiance permeate this understated luxury lodge affording even the most discerning of travelers to Botswana a truly unique safari experience.

Main open area consists of various seating and reading areas, dining area, bar, curio shop and guest bathrooms. Views overlook the Ghoha Plains and a productive water hole at the foot of the hill. Library with books on animals, flora and fauna are available to read at leisure either at your chalet or up at one of the many relaxing spots at the main guest lodge. The Ghoha Hills Savuti lodge has been designed to take full advantage of the view. Whether dining in the guest areas, taking a swim or sitting on the balcony of the luxury tented rooms, guests of Ghoha Hills Savuti are spoilt with privacy and beautiful scenery.

The lodge is fully run on solar power, utilizing the available sun energy to generate enough renewable power to provide the lodge with all of its energy requirements and significantly reduce the site’s environmental impact. Ghoha Hills is an environmentally conscious lodge, continually aiming to reduce its carbon emissions and operate with a sustainable ethos in mind. Restricted use of elements, use of hairdryers and kettles deplete the battery cells .

 
 

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Accommodations:

Each luxury tented room sleeps two people, offers en-suite facilities and breathtaking views of the African plains (Which can even be enjoyed from the shower). The luxury tented rooms have private viewing decks which can be used to enjoy the untouched wilderness. Flasks of hot water with coffee/tea are also available in the rooms. The lodge also has 2 luxury family-size tented rooms that sleep four and are suitable for two adults and two children. The luxury tented rooms are well appointed with no expense spared in the décor and wonderful linen ensuring a good night’s rest every night

 Each luxury tented room offers its own private viewing deck and superbly appointed furniture and fittings complemented with lime-washed wooden floors. Guests can expect an array of lavish touches when visiting the Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge: Luxury eco-friendly guest amenities White percale/cotton linen Fluffy towels Oversized pillows High quality duvets ensure positive comfort Mosquito nets Personal safe Gowns and slippers for your use Each luxury tented room has its own cupboard with hanging space as well as shelves, a luggage rack, desk with a torch & coffee table magazines. Comfortable armchairs to enjoy the views or catch up on some reading.

 

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Cuisine:

Elegance and authenticity define our cuisine. Each meal is a graceful culinary event, featuring African-inspired themes and locally sourced ingredients. Breakfasts are hearty and coffee, tea, home baked rusks and biscuits are ready for the early risers at the boma. Home baked biscuits, bread rolls, pastries, cakes and scones are on offer at tea times.

There is always a friendly and helpful staff member on hand to serve up a freshly brewed bodum of coffee. All meals are served overlooking the bush in the main guest area. The boma is lit in the evenings where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks. At dinner, wholesome, home cooked meals may be enjoyed. Lunches, dinners, drinks, refreshments and picnic lunches are all included. Picnic baskets are provided on game drives and enjoyed whilst admiring the African wilderness. Private and intimate dinners are catered for. We also cater for various diets, vegetarian, lacto, avo, gluten free etc.



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Game Viewing / Activities:

On a two night or longer stay most guests choose the following activity. The exact sequence of the day depends on guests requirements, preferences and sightings.

After Enjoying an early continental breakfast at 06h30, guests will depart from the lodge around 7am and return in the late afternoon (depending on the guest’s needs and different sightings).

The first stop and stretching point will be the Cathedral of Baobabs with some outstanding photographic opportunities.
A professional guide will ensure that you are exposed to all the different landscapes and wildlife the area has to offer. A full day safari includes waterholes, marsh area, baobab stretching points, riversides and grasslands. Just to name a few: Harvey’s Pan, where so many animals roam daily, the Savuti Sand Ridge, the Kudu Hills, Quarry hill and rock climbing to get a close view of the Bushmen Rock Paintings, seeing the Pimple Hills as well as Twin Hills. Visiting the the Twelve Baobab theater on the way.

At around midday there is a well presented picnic bush lunch along the river bank awaiting you. The drive will then continue further showcasing the wonders of the Savuti Marsh with its magnificent herds of Buffalo and Elephant, in addition to many other species of game and bird-life will be found.
En-route back to Ghoha hills in the afternoon a late afternoon refreshment stop at the local pan or thatched viewing deck, may be the order of the day.
Throughout the day, depending on nature, there will be sightings of Elephant, Lion, Giraffe, Leopard, Roan antelope, Kudu, Warthog, Buffalo, Impala, Waterbuck, Cheetah and a collection of bird species.


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  Accommodation Rates: From $557 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary