Breathlessly captivating, this corner of Botswana has long been associated with the world’s greatest explorers, including David Livingstone. Follow in their footsteps at Savute Elephant Lodge. Head out to our unique viewing hide at dusk or dawn, overlooking the watering hole, and see elephants, hyenas and cheetahs in their element. Then find a serene welcome back at the lodge. The contemporary interiors reflects the earthy tones of the wilderness, while eco-friendly design features keep you in harmony with the stunning landscape.
Savute Elephant Lodge is now open.
On a game drive in Chobe National Park, listen out for the roar of roaming lions. Watch as leopard and cheetah sprint across the Savute Channel. You may even enjoy a rare sighting of the rock-climbing klipspringers or the second largest migration of zebra in Africa.
As night falls on the Savute, gather around our campfire and experience a traditional Boma ritual. Watch the flames flicker as a choir serenade with traditional songs and our chefs serve African specialities. Learn and dance to rhythms handed down through generations as this marvelous communal experience comes to a close.
Allow our guides to teach you about this magical cluster of trees, which stands in a huge grove surrounded by Bushmen paintings. Sample the tree’s powder in smoothies and cocktails and see the health benefits for yourself.
When David Livingstone explored the area in 1851 he described the Savute as a marsh. Since then, the Channel alternates between flowing free and drying up. This part of the National Park has been prohibited for humans for decades—save for the area around our lodge. The position is unrivalled; nature’s drama played out on your own private stage.
Raised on wooden platforms, each tented room affords breathtaking vistas across the shifting ecosystem. An outdoor lounge offers post-safari relaxation as giant bullfrogs croak within earshot. Or recline deck-side on your lounger; big game frequently mingle in full view at the adjacent watering hole.
Inside, luxurious interiors feature a netted four-poster bed and lavish bathroom. A fully-stocked minibar and discreet air conditioning refresh and revive.
Savute Elephant Lodge boasts 12 luxurious tented rooms, each raised on a wooden platform to allow a breathtaking view of elephants in their natural habitat. Stretch out on your four-poster bed, or unwind in your shaded outdoor lounge. Pad out onto your sun-soaked deck for a spot of wildlife viewing, cocktail in hand.