Safari Lodge (Chobe National Park) Botswana
It is breathtaking to think that the Seven Hills of
Savute, collectively known as the Gubatsa Hills, were formed
some 980 million years ago and were shaped over the
centuries by the ancient Makgadikgadi Lake that finally
dried up some 30,000 years ago …
Whilst the latest geological phenomena to radically
change the face of Savute’s landscape were the gentle
tectonic movements of Northern Botswana’s earth plates...
This movement of the tectonic plates happened only two
decades ago and hardly discernable at the time – which
caused the Savute Channel and its dependent Savute Marsh to
parch and dry-up completely.
In 2009, after another extended hiatus, the channel began
flowing again and by January 2010 had spilled into the
Savute Marsh for the first time in three decades. No-one
knows how long the water will remain… It is on the banks of
this, The Stolen River, that you will find Savute Safari
Lodge in a setting of singular beauty.
The lodge’s signature expansive glass sliding doors and
upstairs viewing decks were inspired by the striking
panorama .... Whether seen in the dry season when it can
appear desert-like and barren beyond belief or after the
rain on one of those crystal clear days across the vivid
green of new grass, the impression is always the same. It is
Accommodation is in 12 twin-bedded local timber and glass
chalets with cool thatching, beautifully furnished in fresh
colors and with en-suite facilities.
Every chalet has its own private viewing deck. Your stay
at Savute Safari Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, all
meals, teas and coffee, scheduled game viewing activities,
park entrance fees, laundry service and soft drinks, beers
and local wines served with meals and on activities.
The lodge’s magnificent lounge and cocktail bar with a
large fireplace and upstairs viewing deck overlooks the
Savute Channel, as does the stylish dining room which caters
for silver service dinners by candelabra.
A plunge pool with sundecks provides cool relief during
the hot midday hours.
Game Viewing / Activities:
The game viewing offered by Savute is an experience not
to be missed, especially if you are visiting in the summer
months, after November’s first rains when thousands of
animals are drawn to the area. Savute’s highlights are its
concentrations of lion and hyena, as well as its leopard,
cheetah, black-backed jackal and the many lone elephant
bulls, usually seen frequenting their favorite ‘watering
The summer zebra migrations, an awe-inspiring spectacle
of up to 25,000 animals trooping through Savute in search of
the rain-ripe grasslands to the south, is determined by the
rains but usually occurs between November - December and
again between February - April when the zebras migrate back
north to the Linyanti. In short - Tracking Savute’s game on
morning and afternoon game drives by open 4x4 safari
vehicle, excellent birding, exploring the sweeping
grasslands of the dry Savute Marsh, visits to the Gubatsa
Hills to view the ancient San rock paintings.
Accommodation Rates: From $430 per person per night
sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested