Savute Safari Lodge
Savute is a remote section of Chobe National Park that is renowned for its wildlife and high drama, with a number of famous films including Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas made in the area. The April/May time frame is especially interesting as huge herds of zebra and wildebeest annually migrate through the area, which in turn creates a great food supply to draw in predators.
The presence of the herds just intensifies what is already known to be a fantastic region for predators. Lions are plentiful and are in constant competition with huge spotted hyena clans. African wild dog and cheetah often move through the area as well. For the first time in 28 years the channel once again flows through Savute to the Savute Marsh creating a particularly rich oasis for wildlife in this otherwise dry area.
Sitting on the banks of Botswana’s fabled Stolen River, you will find Savute Safari Lodge in a setting of singular beauty. With the Savute channel again flowing you can witness the rebound of this dynamic eco system renowned for its large concentration of elephant and lion and their troubled relationship. Savute’s signature expansive glass sliding doors and viewing decks were inspired by the striking panorama. Savute Safari Lodge accommodates guests in twelve local timber and glass chalets with cool thatching, beautifully furnished in fresh colors. All chalets have private decks, a combined bedroom / lounge area and en-suite facilities.
The lounge, library and cocktail bar are situated in the exquisite thatch and timber main building, while overlooking the channel. Savute boasts a viewing deck, al fresco dining area & swimming pool – ideal for watching game at the water hole. Activities center around game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles in the Savute area, including the Savute Marsh, and a visit to the ancient Bushman rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills.
- Private decks
- Swimming pool