- Abundant dry-season wildlife
- Remote hillside location
- Full day safaris
Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is an independently-owned hilltop retreat in the Savuti area of Chobe National Park, northern Botswana. This region boasts prolific birdlife and excellent game viewing, with high numbers of elephant, lion, leopard, zebra, and wild dog, plus giraffe, buffalo and cheetah. Both self-drive and fly-in arrival options are possible, with transfers available from the Savuti airstrip, approximately one hour away.
Guest areas at Ghoha Hills include a swimming pool and boma with nightly campfire. The thatched main building offers panoramic views of the vast Ghoha Plains and comprises dining and lounge areas, library, bar, and gift shop. A lovely viewing deck overlooks a natural waterhole popular with birds and wildlife, particularly elephants. Mealtimes are relaxed and take place either indoors or around the campfire. Hearty, African-inspired cuisine is served at both communal and individual tables, and dietary requirements can be accommodated. The lodge relies on solar power throughout, with Wi-Fi and electric charging points available in the main area.
Ghoha Hills offers both full and half-day game drives, bird watching, and excursions to view San Bushmen rock art. Although the Savuti Marsh area is prone to vehicle congestion in the busy June/October dry season, full day safaris to this stunning destination with its exceptional concentration of wildlife are a real highlight. Guests generally share vehicles for game drives, although private transport can be organised at additional cost.
The lodge accommodates up to 26 guests in nine spacious and well-appointed canvas tents, each sleeping two, plus two family units. Each tent has a private deck with outdoor seating to maximise enjoyment of the spectacular views. All units are en suite, with showers, basin and flush toilet, plus wardrobe and luggage rack, table and armchairs, fans, mosquito nets and safe.
Children over five years are welcome, with reduced rates for under 12's. Two family suites are available, each sleeping two adults and two children in adjoining rooms with en-suite bathroom and dressing area. Although there is no child-specific program, little ones are welcome to participate in game drives. The camp is un-fenced, and wild animals do roam through, so even though the likelihood of animals approaching humans and tents is low, adult supervision is essential at all times, this property is not suggested for children under 6 years.
Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is ideal for travelers looking to combine the thrill of safari with a tranquil, comfortable base in a stunning location.
- Mobile Camp
- Interconnecting Family Tents
- Ensuite Bush Shower & Loo
- Fully Serviced Camp
- Great game spotting
- Rooms with private viewing decks
- Culturally immersive
- Banks of the Savute River
- 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
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023