Accommodation rating: Luxury
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is located on the Savute Channel in Chobe National Park, which is in the rugged, semi-arid wilderness region of far northern Botswana. The area is known for its exciting wildlife viewing and birding, and also presents you with the rare opportunity to view rock paintings drawn by the early Bushmen who once inhabited the region. As this camp is situated in Chobe National Park, park regulations prohibit night drives and walking.
Savute is an objective lesson in aridity. Rain in this dry place is rare and water is precious - each luxury tent is built on raised wooden decking and has an en suite bathroom, electricity and a private viewing deck. The camp is situated in the Savute Channel, a dried up marsh that is now grassland and famous for its elephants and lions. The opportunities to view wildlife and the astonishing birdlife are unsurpassed. Every day, in the early morning and evening, your professional ranger will guide your 4x4 safari vehicle in the search for grazing herds of impalas, tsessebes, giraffes and zebras as well as the powerful predators: lions, leopards and cheetahs. It is also possible to see wildebeest, warthogs, kudus, black-backed jackals, steenboks, bat-eared foxes, vultures, hornbills and eagles. In Savute, however, one animal reigns supreme - the elephant.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.