I just came back from my second trip to Botswana, first time in this camp – although I previously stayed in other Desert and Delta camps. I absolutely LOVE this place.
It is a cosy camp located in front of a waterhole where elephants drink the whole day and in front of the Savute channel, which was flowing when we were there. The common area, though not luxurious, is extremely familiar with a nice library and bar. Rooms are big, new and very comfortable. Some have direct views to the waterhole with an amazing view of animals (I´ll request it next time!!). Food is also very nice with delicious brunches and dinners with direct view to the elephants :)
Game viewing is excellent. We saw lions in every drive we made, we also saw two leopards, herds of buffalos, every single type of antelope, birds and of course, elephants. The Savute mash has an idyllic landscape as well.
Nonetheless, it is the people who made me love this place so much. One returning guest told me it was not for the animals she also came back to same lodge, it was for the people because she could not imagine coming to Botswana and not spending time with them… And I absolutely understand her. Everyone is extremely enthusiastic, helpful, smiley and makes you feel like part of the family. Everyone in the management when we were there (John, Mash, Taz and Natasha), Jamaica Score the barman, waiters and cooks, and all the rangers (especially Baba, my friend, and Johnson who was our ranger, so smiley, so knowledgeable… thanks for all the viewing, we miss you!!).
I will definitely come back to this country and to this camp which has everything which makes me love this country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just twenty-four guests in twelve thatched chalets built of local timber. The chalets, which have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to blend with the natural environment, feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area and en suite facilities. Your stay at Savute Safari Lodge is fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, drinks, national park entry fees, scheduled activities, laundry service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savute Safari Hotel Chobe National Park