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Ghoha Hills

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- Abundant dry-season wildlife
- Remote hillside location
- Full day safaris

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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.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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