Savute Elephant Lodge is situated by the Savuti Channel in Chobe National Park and is one of the most luxurious lodges to be found in this area. It, along with its sister lodges, Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Eagle Island Camp, and have more modern comforts than most other lodges in Northern Botswana.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The lodge sits on the banks of the Savuti Channel, with lovely views across to the plains. Elephant Lodge is known for the large herds of elephant that come to drink in the river in the late afternoon.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Accommodation is in 12 luxurious thatched tents built on raised wooden decks, each with a four-poster bed, dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is a private deck outside with an additional lounge area equipped with hammock and easy-chairs where guests can sit and watch the wildlife around them.
Game-viewing is particularly good here, with large populations of elephant and lion, as well as leopard, hyena and even wild dog, while bird-watching is excellent during the summer months of December to March. However the lodge has to comply with National Park rules so no night drives or walking safaris are permitted.
Activities may also include swimming in the camp's 20 m swimming pool, and visiting rare rock paintings dating from the San Bushmen who inhabited the region many years ago.