- Great game spotting
- Rooms with private viewing decks
- Culturally immersive
- Banks of the Savute River
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Situated on the banks of Botswana’s ‘Stolen River’, Savute Safari Lodge is a great site to spot a plethora of game and offers a culturally immersive safari experience. With open-vehicle game drives, bedrooms located on the River bank, and outdoor dining, guests have the chance to really get close to the surrounding wildlife in so many ways.
Savute Safari Lodge is located in the Chobe National Park along the Savute Channel, which stretches up beside the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh. This places the camp in a prime location overlooking what has invigorated life in an otherwise desolate surrounding area. Attracted by the water the river provides, a large zebra migration from the dry Makgadikgadi Salt Pans arrive to populate the grasslands and waterholes. Of course, they are always accompanied by a myriad of predators, and the area is renowned for its population of bull elephant.
Activities in Savute Safari Lodge are centred on open 4x4 safari vehicle game drives in the surrounding area. Many of these drives incorporate trips to the Savute Marsh, which gives guests the chance to observe the historic presence of the Savute channel within the vibrant backdrop of a diverse wildlife. Uniquely, guests can also visit the ancient San rock paintings at Gubasta Hills, which, whilst small, stand out because the rest of the landscape is so flat.
The close proximity of wildlife to Savute Safari Lodge is expressed in the camp’s modern African décor. The camp consists of 12 luxury rooms on raised platforms. 11 of these are twin bedded suites, which are thatched and have private viewing decks. Only one family unit is available, which consists of two connecting rooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. The camp accommodates a maximum of 24 guests, more than many camps in the area; however, guests will still see more of the wildlife than they will of each other, and the private decks mean often it is just you and the great safari outdoors.
An exquisite thatch and timber main building is home to a sitting area looking out onto the river, a library, and a cocktail bar. Everything about Savute Safari Lodge is designed to bring guests closer to the wildlife they have travelled so far to see: a viewing deck and al fresco dining area are ideal for watching game at the waterhole, as is the unheated swimming pool and sundeck. For families, those aged below six years cannot stay at the camp, however, and families with children under the age of 12 years must book private activities at an additional cost.
- Mobile Camp
- Interconnecting Family Tents
- Ensuite Bush Shower & Loo
- Fully Serviced Camp
- Stunning waterside location
- Water and land-based safari
- Superb wildlife
- Small, intimate camp
• 12 luxurious tented rooms with private decks
• Welcoming ambiance & friendly service
• Bushman paintings & baobab excursions
• Zebra migration (Oct/Nov & Feb/Mar) full day safari
• Elevated pool overlooking waterhole
Thank you, Lisa! Our trip was wonderful even with the weather disruption. We loved seeing so many different parts of the country, meeting people and experiencing the culture. The desert was surely a highlight for our boys and the creativity and artisanship of everything from food to crafts were a highlight for me. A special shout out to our guide and driver, they became a special part of our trip and we will forever be grateful for meeting them and learning from them. I cannot believe we had to wait three years for this adventure but it was certainly worth the wait! Thanks for all your help building the itinerary, modifying it and troubleshooting during our stay. Leslie B
Leslie B reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 01 March 2023
Hi Lisa and everyone at Tourdust,
We've had a wonderful time on our holiday and wanted to pass our appreciation to you. Everything has been expertly planned and executed, allowing us to enjoy the holiday to its fullest. Special appreciation to Muhammed, Ibrahim, and Omar, our Atlas guide, cook, and muleteer, who couldn't have done more for us and were just generally wonderful and hardworking. Riad Hanane is a perfect base in Marrakech to complement the trekking as it's ina less touristy area of the medina, which we appreciated. The staff and accomodation was superb.Thank you again for a trip to remember!
Bob, May, Grace, and Lucas
Robert B reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 20 February 2023
Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
Kind regards, Carol
Carolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022