Savute Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park
Situated at the interior of the park, on the banks of Botswana’s fabled “Stolen River” the Savute Channel, Savute boasts most of the Chobe species, except for water-loving antelope. The Savute region and the Savute Marsh in particular, is renowned for its intense predator encounters and exceptional game viewing making it one of Botswana’s most popular wildlife destinations. Savute Safari Lodge has only twelve luxury thatched chalets built of local timber. The chalets are elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to blend with the natural environment and 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. Activities are
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organized around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Many trips will incorporate a visit to the Savute Marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel at the marsh against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. You can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills – a small hilly outcrop which forms a prominent landmark in the otherwise flat landscape. 

Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of the Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. But this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere – a mystery that has intrigued geologists and researchers for many years 

Savute lays claim to a spectacularly large summer zebra migration, which is determined by the rains but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April when the zebras move from the rivers in the north in search of the lush grasslands and full waterholes in the southeast of the park. They are always accompanied by a myriad of predators.


  • 12 luxury thatch and timber chalets (including a 2 bedroomed family chalet) raised on expansive private decks
  • En-suite bathroom comprising of a shower, hand basin and toilet
  • Fans in all chalets
  • Savute boasts a viewing deck and an al fresco dining area which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole
  • The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building
  • Swimming pool and sundeck overlooking the waterhole
  • Safari shop
  • The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species
  • Activities are centered on morning and afternoon game drives throughout the Savute area
  • All Inclusive: 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, safari activities, laundry
  • 220V Plug points for charging equipment
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