We recently had three nights here as part of two weeks in the Central Kalahari,Savute,Selinda and was left a little disappointed considering what one pays.The location by the Savute Channel is beautiful,tents large and comfortable but weeds at the entrance,weeds around the tents,broken footpaths and steps,a fallen tree right at the entrance to the lounge/bar that one has to navigate gives an unkempt impression.The staff were friendly and helpful but the food was a non event despite the trappings and fancy menus.Interesting game sightings were relayed to other guides/vehicles and meant jostling for position with numerous vehicles,all wanting a prized spot.It is a long way to travel and considerable to find that your bush experience is shared with loads of others.
- 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