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Ghoha Hills

Our rating

8/10

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Highlights

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

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Overview

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, birdwatching, 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 ensuite, 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 12s. Two family suites are available, each sleeping two adults and two children in adjoining rooms with ensuite bathroom and dressing area. Although there is no child-specific program, little ones are welcome to participate in game drives. The camp is unfenced, 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.

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is ideal for travellers looking to combine the thrill of safari with a tranquil, comfortable base in a stunning location.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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