Savute Safari Lodge (Chobe National Park) Botswana
It is breathtaking to think that the Seven Hills of Savute, collectively known as the Gubatsa Hills, were formed some 980 million years ago and were shaped over the centuries by the ancient Makgadikgadi Lake that finally dried up some 30,000 years ago …
Whilst the latest geological phenomena to radically change the face of Savute’s landscape were the gentle tectonic movements of Northern Botswana’s earth plates... This movement of the tectonic plates happened only two decades ago and hardly discernable at the time – which caused the Savute Channel and its dependent Savute Marsh to parch and dry-up completely.
In 2009, after another extended hiatus, the channel began flowing again and by January 2010 had spilled into the Savute Marsh for the first time in three decades. No-one knows how long the water will remain… It is on the banks of this, The Stolen River, that you will find Savute Safari Lodge in a setting of singular beauty.
The lodge’s signature expansive glass sliding doors and upstairs viewing decks were inspired by the striking panorama .... Whether seen in the dry season when it can appear desert-like and barren beyond belief or after the rain on one of those crystal clear days across the vivid green of new grass, the impression is always the same. It is boundless.
Accommodation is in 12 twin-bedded local timber and glass chalets with cool thatching, beautifully furnished in fresh colors and with en-suite facilities.
Every chalet has its own private viewing deck. Your stay at Savute Safari Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, all meals, teas and coffee, scheduled game viewing activities, park entrance fees, laundry service and soft drinks, beers and local wines served with meals and on activities.
The lodge’s magnificent lounge and cocktail bar with a large fireplace and upstairs viewing deck overlooks the Savute Channel, as does the stylish dining room which caters for silver service dinners by candelabra.
A plunge pool with sundecks provides cool relief during the hot midday hours.
Game Viewing / Activities:
The game viewing offered by Savute is an experience not to be missed, especially if you are visiting in the summer months, after November’s first rains when thousands of animals are drawn to the area. Savute’s highlights are its concentrations of lion and hyena, as well as its leopard, cheetah, black-backed jackal and the many lone elephant bulls, usually seen frequenting their favorite ‘watering holes’!
The summer zebra migrations, an awe-inspiring spectacle of up to 25,000 animals trooping through Savute in search of the rain-ripe grasslands to the south, is determined by the rains but usually occurs between November - December and again between February - April when the zebras migrate back north to the Linyanti. In short - Tracking Savute’s game on morning and afternoon game drives by open 4x4 safari vehicle, excellent birding, exploring the sweeping grasslands of the dry Savute Marsh, visits to the Gubatsa Hills to view the ancient San rock paintings.
Accommodation Rates: From $590 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary