Situated on the banks of Botswana's fabled Stolen River, Savute Safari Lodge is a traditional thatched safari lodge in a setting of singular beauty.
Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of Chobe National Park for many thousands of generations. But this fickle and unpredictable channel has a fascinating history of flooding and drying up independently of good rainy seasons and flood levels elsewhere - a mystery that has intrigued geologists and other researchers for many years. When David Livingstone discovered the Savute Channel in 1851 it was flowing. Thirty years later the channel had disappeared and the Savute Marsh had dried out, remaining this way for almost 80 years. It flowed again in the late 1950s, continuing until the early 1980s when it again receded, gaining the channel its reputation as 'the river which flows in both directions'.
Activities are organised around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Many trips will also incorporate a visit to the Savute Marsh to give you a chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel against a backdrop of teeming wildlife. Guests can also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills - a small hilly outcrop which forms a prominent landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.
Savute also boasts the second-largest summer zebra migration in Africa - its timing is determined by the rains, but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April, when the zebras move from the rivers in the north in search of the rain-ripe grasslands and full waterholes in the southwest of the Park. The migration is always followed by large numbers of predators.
To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just 24 guests in 11 thatched Safari Chalets plus a Family Room which consists of 2 double bedrooms. All the en-suite rooms have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to blend with the natural environment, and feature expansive private decks, and a combined bedroom and lounge area.
The main lodge area is a beautiful two-storey thatch-and-timber building. As well as a guest lounge and bar area, there is a shaded viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool with pool loungers - an ideal spot for watching the varied wildlife including the resident elephants as they make their way to the Channel to drink, bathe and play. On cold winter nights, warm up by the camp fire after dinner and listen to the haunting sounds of the African bush unfold around you.
All meals; local branded beverages; scheduled game viewing activities; Park fees; and a laundry service are included.
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Rates are on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Savute Safari Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
The Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe National Park
Savute Safari Lodge
Leroo La Tau
Destination: Zimbabwe and Botswana.
A wonderful opportunity to view the spectacular Victoria Falls from your luxury hotel which nestles immediately next to the Falls themselves, immerse yourself in the densely elephant-packed Chobe National Park, explore the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta by boat and 4x4 safari vehicle, and marvel at the hauntingly beautiful stark landscapes of the Makgadikgadi salt pans.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe, Chobe National Park, Savuti, Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pan.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
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