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Savute Safari Lodge in a setting of singular beauty.
Welcome to Savute Safari Lodge. Stretching from the Linyanti River all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. However, this fickle and unpredictable channel, which has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up, independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere, has mystified local inhabitants, geologists and others for many years.
When David Livingstone, the first European to visit the area, saw the Savute Channel in 1851 it was flowing. Thirty years later it had disappeared and the Savute Marsh had dried out, remaining this way for almost 80 years. It flowed again from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, when it again receded, hence its reputation as ‘the river that flows in both directions’.
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, but for how long – no one knows …
To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just twenty-four guests in twelve thatched chalets built of local timber. The chalets, which have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to blend with the natural environment, feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area and en suite facilities.
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Relax in the comfortable leather couches of the lounge as you read a book from the library or sip a cocktail from the stylish bar.
Cool off with a dip in the lodge’s plunge pool or sip a cocktail on the viewing deck before moving to your own private deck to watch the sunset.
Activities are organised around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4×4 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. Guests 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.
Savute boasts the second-largest summer Zebra migration in Africa; its timing 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 rain-ripe grasslands and full waterholes in the southwest of the park. The migration is always followed by large numbers of predators – the Zebra migration is a must for visitors.
Savute Safari Lodge Reviews
“Wonderful camp, with spacious rooms. We were lucky to have no. 7, right by the watering hole. As it was our honeymoon we drank champagne on our balcony while watching the elephants come down to drink! The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and warm. Our guide was Coca and he went to every length to make sure we saw what we came for!” –missnovelle
“The location was great. Accommodation in cabins was excellent with a bathroom open to the passing elephants etc. Rooms were very spacious and luxurious. Food too was excellent. The Lodge boasts a wonderful viewing platform overlooking the Savute Channel with plenty of opportunities to see wildlife (in particular elephants at close range). Game drives were outstanding. We were fortunate to have a great guide (BaBa) and saw amazing wildlife including wild dog, lion kill of buffalo, leopard, lots of birds… Savute Safari Lodge seemed to us to be particularly well organized and focused on meeting the needs of its guests” –recentvoyager
“We stayed here for two nights and wish it had been longer. Our beautiful cabin, one of only 12, was secluded with the all-glass wall facing the watering hole perfect for watching the elephants any time you were there. I will never forget seeing so many of these magnificent animals or listening to them splash across during the night. Staff were wonderful and the food was good. The game drives were very rewarding as we saw huge numbers of different animals. Amazing place to stay.” –Izzy002