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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Charming first class Lodge in Chobe National Park in Botswana. Had incredible safari sightings and greatly enjoyed the sage-scented morning game drives. Saw a leopard hunt his lunch and heard a lion roar from 6-feet away! Unbelievable!More

Thank HX M
Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant LodgeResponded 26 June 2017

Dear HX M, Thank you for your fabulous review! The predators in the area are extremely active and how wonderful that you saw a leopard hunt, that is incredible! We hope to welcome you back again soon and you are welcome to keep up to...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Our family of four stayed at this lodge as well as Belmond Eagle Island. This is definitely the poor relation in that it has not been refurbished in some time I would say. Nevertheless, it's got a lovely feel, the rooms are big and the...More

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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant LodgeResponded 26 April 2017

Dear PerthKerry, Thank you for your review and we agree that the game viewing at Savute is excellent, so much so that Nat Geo Wild filmed a documentary "Savage Kingdom' about the predators in the area, and has been nominated for a few awards too!...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Friends referred us here with the plan of staying two nights however were only able to stay one. The drive on the dirt road took over three hours (70km) due to excessive rain - most parts were almost washed out - 4WD only at that...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We arrived here from Eagle Island Lodge which had been first class and very luxurious so spent a lot of time comparing the two lodges and unfortunately Savute fell short. The property is looking tired and in need of renovation although the bedrooms are lovely....More

Thank Denise E
Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant LodgeResponded 24 April 2017

Dear Denise E, Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you had such a fantastic game drive with Mighty, you indeed had really good sightings! We will be investing into the lodge during the latter part of 2017, we have invested into our...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I cannot put into words how amazing this place is. The staff are extraordinary, the quality of the lodges is amazing and given the remoteness of the location, the quality of the food they manage to produce is frankly remarkable. Elephants wander up to the...More

Thank Julian S
Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant LodgeResponded 24 April 2017

Dear Julian S, Thank you for your fantastic review of your recent visit to the lodge, and also your compliments for Robert, we will be sure to let him know! We hope to welcome you back again soon and you are welcome to keep up...More

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GrandmaAudrey
19 August 2016|
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Response from LouisePheiffer | Property representative |
Dear GrandmaAudry, You are correct. Our lodge is located in the Savute region of the Chobe National Park, and we are restricted by park rules to stay on the permitted roads and we have to be off the roads by sunset. We... More
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oknot2
6 September 2015|
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Dear Oknot2, The best time to visit our lodges are between July and October, but the elephants are almost a guarantee sighting all year round, especially at our Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. The Trip Advisor posting... More
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