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Savute Elephant Lodge, A Belmond Safari, Botswana

Savute, Botswana


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Luxury Holidays At Savute Elephant Lodge, A Belmond Safari, Botswana

Overlooking a permanent waterhole, Savute Elephant Lodge, A Belmond Safari, Botswana is an ideal base for exploring the Savute area of Chobe National Park on your luxury safari. Many hours can be spent in the viewing hide where animals, in particular elephants, congregate at the waterhole. Guided game drives explore the wider Savute and Chobe area, known locally as the elephant capital of Africa. Food is a delight at the lodge and the chefs offer a range of traditional local dishes, paired with fine South African wines. Meals are often served alfresco around the campfire in the boma or on your luxury suite's private deck with views over the waterhole. If you wish to extend your safari adventures, Savute Elephant Lodge combines perfectly with Eagle Island Lodge, A Belmond Safari or Khwai River Lodge, A Belmond Safari.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: A luxury base amid the Savute area of Chobe National Park
  • Feature: Visit the 1,500-year-old San Bushmen rock art paintings
  • Rooms: 12 tented rooms
  • Nearest airport: Kasane Airport
Location and transfer

Approximately 20 minutes by road from Savute Airstrip.

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There are many ways to see the area's wondrous wildlife from Savute Elephant Lodge. In front of the lodge, there is an active waterhole where elephants and antelope, and even the occasional lion may be seen, particularly in the drier months. The viewing hide, meanwhile, will bring you to eye-level with the surrounding animal activity. Each morning and afternoon, guided game drives go in search of the large herds of elephant that the area is famous for, as well as other glorious wildlife - including the rarer species of roan and the rock-climbing klipspringer. During the rainy season months of January and February, the second largest migration of zebra in Africa passes through the Savute.

Wildlife Encounters

December to March is one of the best times to see the brilliant birds of Savute. Queleas gather in large flocks, as raptors soar above. Savute Elephant Lodge’s guides are on hand to identify just some of the 250 species on the bird list!

Hotel Experiences

Dating back over 1,500 years and thought to be created using snake venom, blood and plant juice, the ancient rock paintings of the San Bushmen can be visited from Savute Elephant Lodge. This fascinating excursion also visits a grove of baobab trees which are believed to be as old as the rock paintings. The remote, wide open expanses of the Savute also make it an ideal place for observing the night sky. The lodge has powerful telescopes for exploring the southern hemisphere's constellations.

Spa & Wellness

Located in a tranquil part of the lodge, the spa offers a range of bespoke treatments including massages, facials, manicures and complete body rituals using TheraNaka botanicals from Southern Africa. The lodge also boasts a beautiful swimming pool for unwinding between game drives.


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