Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Main pool and lounge View from your room
Main pool and lounge
View from your room

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

As it name suggests, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is known for the herds of elephants that can be spotted roaming its plains.

But other large animals also gather here to slake their thirst, especially now that the intermittent Savute Channel has started flowing through Chobe National Park once again after an absence of nearly 30 years.

The camp has its own traditional boma, where guests can relax in the evening and swap safari experiences under the stars in the vast African night sky. Here you truly do feel the dramatic pulse of one of the last great wildernesses on our planet.

Country

Botswana

Highlights

Permanent watering hole

The Savute area of the Chobe National Park is a destination of choice for the filmmakers filming wildlife documentaries. Africa's Giant Killers and Africa's Fishing Leopards were both filmed here and a 6 part documentary is in production, and is called Savage Kingdom. These are all Nat Geo Wild productions

Excellent photographic support with dramatic landscapes and colours

Exceptional green(low) season, as birthing season for many animals so sightings will be great

 

Need to Know

Complimentary WiFi

Airconditioning and Heating


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

  • High concentration of elephants
  • Birdlovers haven with over 250 bird species, most native to this area
  • Predators including lions, wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas
  • Rare species such as roan and sable antelope

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Visit the large Baobab tree or the Baobab cluster
  • Discover the traditional San Bushmen rock paintings
  • Outdoor Boma - a traditional dining experience under the stars
  • Bird watching
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  •  

FacilitiesFacilities

  • Large central indoor lounge, dining area
  • Outdoor Boma - a traditional dining experience area under the stars
  • 20 meter swimming pool
  • Small specialized retail outlet
  • Small reference library
  • Same day complimentary laundry
  • Mini bar
  • In room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Room to room telephones

AccommodationAccommodation

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge offers an oasis type setting in complete luxury. All luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. 

The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy, except for some glowing wild eyes...

The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed with mosquito netting, as well as discreet air conditioning.

The 12 twin-bedded luxury canvas tentsblend beautifully with their surrounding with well appointed ensuite bathrooms and dressing areas.

They also have private viewing decks and comfortable outdoor lounges overlooking the Channel.

Amenities include:

Individual gas geysers
'His and hers' vanity unit
Private viewing deck
High-quality Zeiss binoculars
Outside lounge, with hammock and ceiling fan
Electric heaters
Air conditioning
Private outdoor showers
Mini-bars
Tea and coffee making facilities
In-room safes
Hair dryers
Electric overhead fan (24 hour use)
110v/220v plugs for electric razor
Facilities for charging video cameras
24 hour DC battery lighting in guest rooms
Intercom system to reception

SeasonSeason

Low Season: 01 Jan - 31 March & 15 Nov to 23 Dec 
Shoulder Season: 01 April - 31 May & 15 Oct to 14 Nov & 24 Dec to 31 Dec
High Season: 01 June - 14 October

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From $550 pppn

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children under 12 sharing with two full paying adults will be charged the 3rd person sharing rate. Children under 12 sharing a twin room with an adult will be charged the normal contracted per person sharing rate.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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