Savute Safari Lodge

Stay in luxurious thatch and timber chalets raised on expansive private decks, right on the banks of Botswana’s fabled “Stolen River” the Savute Channel.
The area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African décor. Watch the wildlife congregate at the waterhole from our viewing deck, alfresco dining area, or even while taking a dip in the swimming pool or relaxing on the sundeck. The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building.
Activities at Savute Safari Lodge are centred around game drives throughout the Savute area in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Many trips will incorporate a visit to the famous Savute Marsh for your chance to see the historic presence of the Savute Channel against a teeming backdrop of wildlife. Guests will also enjoy a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, a small hilly outcrop which forms a remarkable landmark in the otherwise flat landscape. Savute lays claim to a spectacularly large summer zebra migration, which 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 lush grasslands and full waterholes in the southeast of the park. They are always accompanied by a myriad of predators.
Driving Safari
A leisurely drive through the game reserve watching wildlife.
Savute Safari Lodge is located in Chobe National Park and situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled "Stolen River", the Savute Channel. Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to the Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of the Savute Channel have pumped life into the western section of the 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 researchers for many years.

Air: Savute airstrip is served by Safari Air charter aircraft from Maun International Airport and Kasane Airport
Road: 200kms from Maun on sandy roads suitable for 4WD vehicles only, approximately a 6 hour drive

Accommodation Option Green Season (Dec - Mar) Shoulder Season (Apr - Jun & Nov) Peak Season (Jul - Oct) Surcharge *
Luxury Chalet
560 USD 705 USD 1010 USD 276 USD

* Surcharge is applicable once per booking to:

  1. All bookings during the Peak Season
  2. Any one booking comprising more than 2 singles during the Green or Shoulder Season
  Rates Include:
  • Accommodation, scheduled activities and laundry service
  • All meals, refreshments, local spirits and wines
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • National park fees and all government levies and taxes
Child Policy
Age Rate
6 - 11 years 50% adult rate
12 – 15 years 75% adult rate
16+ years 100% adult rate

Children over the age of 6 are welcome. Families with children six years to 11 years must book private activities at an additional rate, subject to availability. At camps where Mokoro and walking activities are offered, we reserve the right to amend or limit such activities at the discretion of the Camp Management and guides.

No childcare/baby-sitters are available at this property. Children must be under the care of their parents at all times. Children under the age of 16 years to share with a parent at all times. If one double (parent and child) and one single (second parent) is booked, the peak season single supplement will apply for the single room in peak season only. Children under 6 cannot be accommodated at this property. All services for family safaris are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Electricity & Water

Savute Safari Lodge operates on AC220V generator power which is available during the day and evening. Guest accommodation is equipped with a 220 volt AC plug which is suitable for hairdryers and the recharging of camera and video batteries. The generator is switched off at night and inverted 12 volt DC lighting provides room and bathroom illumination overnight.

Drinks Policy

All local branded drinks are included in the nightly rate.

Laundry Policy

Laundry is done on a daily basis and included in the nightly rate.

Extras Payment

Curios and tips/gratuities can be billed to the room number and settled on check out. Payment can be made by cash (ZAR, US$, British Sterling, Euro and Pula) or the following credit cards: Visa or MasterCard.


Tipping at own discretion. Our suggested guideline is US$ 5.00 per person per day for General Camp Staff which goes into a central tipping box and US$ 10.00 per person per day to the Guide.

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