On arrival at the tiny Savuti Airstrip we were met by our guide to be (Mighty) and transported on roads of deep sand to the Savuti Elephant Camp in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Arrival arrangements went like clockwork and we were greeted by Baker and his wife, Vasco, the camp managers who explained the every-day routine to us and spoilt us with food, drink and hospitality while our luggage was carried to our luxury tent.
All tents overlook the Savuti 'Channel' (river) and are exceptionally well appointed with full en suite bathrooms plus an additional double outdoor shower and a verandah facing the channel.
This camp is run by Orient Express and everything is accordingly top quality. The game viewing is superb and we saw four of the 'big five' every day. The exception being rhino thanks to poachers driving the species to extinction in the country
The food is excellent and so is the tented accommodation (see pics).
Service is definitely 5 star and the camp even has an internet lounge and small library! The internet access and computer facilites are free of charge. Most US Hotels and resorts could learn from the way this vacation establishment is run and managed.
We were sorry to leave this camp in the middle of nowhere and will return just as soon as circumstances permit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the very heart of a wildlife reserve, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is authentic and truly wild - the perfect place to feel the pulse of Botswana. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Savute Elephant Camp By Orient-Express Hotel Chobe National Park