Savute Safari Lodge is situated in the south western part of the Chobe National Park, on the banks of the fascinating Savute channel, in the western region of the Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. The two-storey main thatch and timber building houses the stylish bar and the friendly lounge has plenty of leather, wood or wicker armchairs and sofa’s, and an extensive viewing deck is positioned on the edge of the channel.The al fresco dining area is shaded, but totally open sided, with unobstructed views of the waterholes within the channel. Relax at the pool or gather around the open camp fire area which is sunken into the wooden viewing deck. After exciting game drives through world-renowned Chobe, settle around the fire pit, listening to the sounds of the nocturnal animals. Savute lays claim to the second biggest summer zebra migration in Africa, 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 rain-ripe grasslands and full waterholes in the southeast of the park. The area is also celebrated for its general game viewing, in particular, predators
THE SAFARI SUITES
The 12 exclusive suites are cool thatched, timber and glass units, filled with modern African décor. The en-suite bathrooms are rustic yet stylish and the combined bedroom and sitting areas have a muted colour scheme and comfortable furnishings have a slight contemporary element. Glass sliding doors open onto private decks with scenic vistas.
Activities are organised 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. 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.