Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

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Situated at the very heart of a wildlife reserve is Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge.


Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is authentic and truly wild — the perfect place to feel the pulse of Botswana. Set among towering acacia trees on the banks of the meandering, intermittent Savute Channel in the southern swath of world-renowned Chobe National Park in Botswana, Belmond Savute Elephant Camp is best known for fantastic year-round game viewing, large herds of elephant that roam the plains and unstinting luxury.

Belmond Savute Elephant Camp has excellent facilities, including a dedicated observation deck overlooking a waterhole, an elevated swimming pool that has views of the riverbed and a private, registered airstrip. In addition to game drives in search of the Big 5, guests can enjoy lectures on the wilderness by the resident expert environmentalist. Birders could also be in for a treat.

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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge hosts a cluster of twelve rooms raised on wooden platforms. Each has an outdoor lounge and is shaded by a traditional thatch roof. The large, private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock.

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These are ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy. Luxurious room interior include a four-poster bed complete with mosquito netting, lavishly appointed bathroom and dressing room, a fully-stocked minibar and discreet air conditioning.

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Whether you prefer the exhilaration of early-morning game drives or simply relaxing on the viewing deck overlooking the teeming watering hole, Belmond Savute Elephant Camp is a haven of tranquillity in the midst of the wilderness. The 20m-long elevated swimming pool area overlooks a riverbed that attracts game to drink, while inside there is a thoughtfully-stocked reference library and plenty of comfortable sofas for lounging. High-powered telescopes are available for stargazing in the crisp evening air, while excursions to ancient Bushman rock paintings under the watch of towering baobabs can be arranged. Belmond Savute Elephant Camp also has Wi-Fi, a same-day laundry service, a private airstrip, satellite phones and a safari shop for both presents and unexpected needs.

  • Al fresco dining with views of the savannah.
  • 20m swimming pool.
  • Spotting scope.
  • Internet access and satellite TV away from the main lounge.
  • Same day laundry service.
  • Traditional Boma for dinners and local performances.
  • Curio shop with safari wear, local art and crafts.
  • Small reference library.
  • 24 hour emergency facilities and communications.
  • Private airstrip.
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  • Bird watching.
  • Bush dining.
  • Game drives.
  • Specialist guides.
  • Star-gazing.
  • Guided walks.
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Be it in the open-air or within our covered dining areas, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge offer a dining experience to remember. In the heart of the Botswana safari experience, surrounded by wildlife, enjoy delicious cuisine created by skilled chefs. Game drives often start early. You will be woken and presented with coffee, enjoying a light breakfast in the restaurant before setting off. Our team will also be glad to prepare picnics for you to take along.

After dinner, enjoy the bar and lounge areas. Seated around the campfire you can share stories with fellow travelers or simply curl up and relax while the wildlife does the same.

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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge Reviews

“My sister and I spent a wonderful few days at the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in Chobe National Park. We read beforehand that we could expect to be ‘well looked after’ and indeed we were. We received a very warm welcome on arrival and each and every staff member was delightful and always made sure we were comfortable.” – PCurr

“Thoroughly enjoyed this lodge. Our room was clean and luxurious with a marvelous view of elephants casually walking by. The food was very good and the staff extremely friendly and accommodating. The game drives were all we expected. Would stay here again.” – 2Limey

“Highly professionell and friendly staff. Very good game drives, Good food, nice rooms decent luxurious. We really enjoyed our stay, I just can recommend this place. Animals were right in front of the lodge and we were right into the sometimes ruel nature.” – Michael F

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