Savute Elephant Lodge

Luxury lodge withing the confines of Savuti

Chone National Park - Savuti
$595 - 1070


Savuti - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$595 - 1070

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Our Highlights

  • Al fresco dining with views of the savanna
  • 20m swimming pool
  • Traditional Boma for dinners and local performances
  • Big game area
  • Savuti Channe

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Savute Elephant Lodge resides in the Savute region of Chobe National Park and sits right on the banks of the Savuti Channel which has now been flowing for a number of years.


Probably the most luxurious camp in this area each large room offers you air-conditioned comfort and the excellent facilitates of a hotel chain, of which this camp is part of. The lodge does reside in a National Park and at this price you will encounter vehicles from other lodges and self drivers. This should not take anything away from the fantastic game that you may see as the region has come back to prominence with the flowing channel.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Dry Camp. Game Drives


Savute, Chobe National Park

How do I get there

Light aircraft transfer to the airstrip then private vehicle transfer to camp

Lodge Type

Safari Lodge with 12 twin-bedded luxury canvas tents

Whats Included


  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included


  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy


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Land activities

Water activities

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Wildlife & Activities




Now that water has returned to the Savuti Marsh, more breeding herds of elephants are being attracted, as are herds of buffalo that were harder to see in past years. The Zebra migrations attend during the summer months further swelling the numbers of general plains game.


Always known for its predators, Savuti is most famous for its lions, but populations of Leopard and hyena are good, you must always look out fort cheetah and wild dog, which are also know to travel in the area..



The Camp

Camp Overview


As its name suggests, Savute Elephant Lodge is known for the herds of elephants that can be spotted roaming its plains.


However, other large animals also gather here to slake their thirst, especially now that the intermittent Savute Channel has started flowing through Chobe National Park once again after an absence of nearly 30 years.


The camp has its own traditional boma, where guests can relax in the evening and swap safari experiences under the stars in the vast African night sky. Here you truly do feel the dramatic pulse of one of the last great wildernesses on our planet.


Lodge Layout


The Large man area has a thatched roof and has a very open-planned feel about it, it houses most of the communal areas including a lounge with an array of soft furnishings, a large dining area and a bar.


The grounds are partly paved and kept with manicured grass areas, to the front is a large veranda area that itself houses s pool which is bigger than most lodges which overlooks the channel itself.


A separate area houses the 'boma" where traditional dances takes place and where dinner is sometimes served.

Room Description


Savute Elephant Lodge offers an oasis type setting in complete luxury. All luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof.


The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy, except for some glowing wild eyes...


The tent interiors are luxuriously appointed with such comforts as an en suite bathroom, private fully stocked mini bar, four poster bed with mosquito netting, as well as discreet air conditioning.

Camp Environment


The surrounding environment is a haven for any game in need of water, especially in the drier months. Sitting right on the edge of the Savuti Channel in amongst the scrub and trees that line the channel you never really know what is going to wander through.


Stretching from the waterways of the Linyanti all the way to Savute Marsh, the winding waterways of 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’.

In 2009, after another extended hiatus, the channel began flowing again and by January 2010 had spilled into the Savute Marsh for the first time in three decades. No-one knows how long the water will remain…


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