Savute Safari Lodge

Savute, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled ‘Stolen River’ the Savute Channel which stretches 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.

Savute Safari Lodge is situated in the famed Savute region of the Chobe National Park. The lodge comprises twin-bedded luxury double volume suites with spacious interior and large, glass sliding doors. Constructed of wood, thatch and glass these suites are ideal for the hot and dry conditions with large private viewing decks and en-suite facilities. Savute Safari Lodge accommodates 24 guests.

The main building is an exquisite thatch and timber structure housing a lounge, library and cocktail bar. The Savute Channel is overlooked by an expansive viewing deck, well sited for watching game at the waterhole. Meals are taken on the deck during the dry season giving guests the opportunity to see herds of elephant and other animals drinking whilst eating. The lodge’s swimming pool also overlooks the waterhole and is situated on raised wooden teak deck.

Activities are land based with game drives are conducted in open 4×4 safari vehicles in the Savute area. The area is prolific and herds of elephant, wildebeest and zebra along with lions and wild dogs are regularly seen. Game drives include visits to the miraculous Savute Marsh and to ancient San rock paintings.

In Outline



Savute Safari Lodge is accessed by light aircraft via Maun and Kasane Internationl Airport or from other safari camps in the region.


From USD 495
January, February, March and December
USD 495
April, May, June and November
USD 595
July, August, September and October
USD 895


The Chobe region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).


Summers in Chobe are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.


Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.


  • Situated in the Chobe National Park
  • 12 Rooms overlooking the Savute Channel
  • Land based activities
  • Huge herds of elephants
  • Swimming Pool

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

The Chobe National Park is home to large herds of elephant, numbering in the thousands, and is arguably the best place in the world to watch these giants. The Savute region itself is known for fascinating sightings of predator interaction with herds drawn to the area by the marsh and fertile plains. The region supports healthy populations of buffalo, with lion, leopard and even the endangered wild dog are frequently seen.

Best Time to Travel

The Chobe National Park provides good game viewing throughout the year with the best sightings of game being in the drier winter months (June to October). Bird life is prolific in the summer months.

Bird Sightings

Birdlife in the Chobe is unparalleled, with more than 450 species, many of
which are regional specials, including the rock pratincole, African skimmer,
rosy-throated longclaw and Schalow’s turaco.

Guest Safety

Savute Safari Lodge is situated in a wildlife area and is partially fenced (elephant fencing). Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.