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Savute Elephant Lodge Belmond Safari

Chobe National Park, Botswana

96 Excellent 14 Reviews
Savute Elephant Lodge Belmond Safari

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Excellent accommodation. Fantastic service.

The Savute Elephant Camp is in the Southern area of the Chobe National Park and is one of 3 unique Belmond Safaris in Botswana. The other two are Eagle Island Lodge on a private island encircled by some of the deepest stretches of the Okavango Delta and Khwai River Lodge is nestled on the edge of a forest overlooking the vast floodplains of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve.


Botswana's Savute region has long been associated with some of the world's greatest explorers, most famously David Livingstone. Come and unleash your inner explorer at Savute Elephant Lodge, where a spectacular new design immerses you in the untamed natural surroundings of the Savute region. It's here that the mysterious Savute Channel ebbs and flows seemingly at whim. Whether wet or dry, there's always a rich drama of animal antics to enjoy from the vantage point of our Lodge.

Relax in one of 12 luxurious tented rooms, where an artisan crafted four-poster bed takes center stage. Recline on a canopied daybed on your spacious terrace, watching majestic beasts saunter by as you help yourself to refreshment from the cocktail fridge.

Join your fellow guests in the airy lounge, a convivial space for reading, playing chess or absorbing the views. Swim in the serene pool, which blends into the surroundings, or treat yourself to an African-inspired therapy in our beautiful Spa tent. Head to our new viewing hide to enjoy a front-row seat of the action as elephants, hyenas and leopards gather at the watering hole for their daily drink.

Night brings a new magic. After the afternoon's game drive, gather round the campfire to experience a unique Boma dining experience. Feast on African specialties as our tuneful staff choir sings heartwarming traditional songs. The Lodge has been reimagined with huge love and respect for the environment, with sustainable features ranging from a state-of-the-art solar grid system and low-energy heat pumps to bamboo decking. So you can be confident of leaving a light footprint.

Just like the explorers before you, you'll take home memories and photographs of the magnificent sights you've seen – though perhaps you'll leave a little piece of your heart at Savute Elephant Lodge.

All tented rooms are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering spectacular panoramic views, shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. The expansive private decks are furnished with a huge daybed as well as two comfortable armchairs and a side table - perfect for viewing wildlife, an afternoon nap or for enjoying a dinner in complete privacy. The interiors are luxuriously appointed with en suite bathrooms and a large outdoor shower, in commune with nature. The four-poster bed as well as a lounging sofa, are outward facing with uninterrupted views onto passing wildlife.

Guests are able to enjoy the best of being in the middle of a true wilderness environment, in a lodge designed with exemplary eco-friendly and sustainable practices in mind, and still enjoying the finer luxuries in life such as eco-friendly air-conditioning in the tented rooms. Encapsulating its heritage and surroundings, the design features includes chandeliers inspired by the local Botswana clay pots, others by the intriguing local pods and plants. The traditional walking sticks of the San inspired the bedposts and the huge daybed on the private outdoor deck was created with African carved head rests in mind.

Hotel Address:
  • Savute Elephant Lodge Belmond Safari
  • Chobe Wildlife Reserve Savute Channel
  • Chobe National Park,
  • Botswana

Location Summary
Located in the heart of Chobe National Park, Savute Elephant Lodge is a unique luxury safari lodge beside Botswana's unpredictable Savute Channel.
Fine Dining On Site
As impala glide through the savannah, be seated on the deck for an out-of-this-world dining experience. Sample signature African dishes prepared by our talented chefs paired with fine wines and champagnes. During the cooler season or in wet weather, meals are enjoyed under cover––but still in full view of the reserve’s abundant wildlife. The lodge is all-inclusive. Private dining is also available. The African Boma features local cuisine and traditional music.
Executive Retreat
Celebrate a special family anniversary or entertain clients with a breathtaking safari excursion. Group rates apply to parties booking five rooms or more. Safaris can also be chartered for bigger occasions and parties accommodating up to 24 people.
Child Programs
Children 6 years or older are welcome at Belmond Safaris in Botswana.
Pool Outdoor
The serene pool is right next to the lodge and perfect for a cool dip after safaris.
Spa Facility
The intimate spa den shimmers with sage-green hues and hand-glazed tiles. Guests can choose from treatments using local ingredients. Breathe deeply and feel tensions melt away as you listen to the sounds of elephants in the distance. Relax on the spa terrace, where the magical sights and sounds of the Savute channel will leave you fully restored.
Ecological Tourism
Early morning and afternoon game drives let you encounter Africa’s largest elephant population. You may also spot lions, wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. Enjoy rare sightings of rock-climbing klipspringers and elegant roan. Depending on the season, you may also catch the second largest migration of zebra in Africa.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking