Ghoha Hills

Delightful lodge in a private area just outside Savuti

Savuti area
2018
$475 - $920

 

Savuti area - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$475 - $920

Our Rating

Client Rating

Our Highlights

  • Eco conscious solar powered camp
  • 9 standard suites and 2 family tents
  • Unique location at the base of the Ghoha Hills
  • Private reserve
  • Rock Pool

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Safari Lifestyles View

 

This is a relatively new lodge at the time of writing. The lodge resides in a fringe area between the main regions of the Chobe RIver stretch of Chobe National Park and is just outside and closer to the main Savute region. As such the lodge explores the Savute region of the park and its environs.

 

In itself, the lodge sits beautifully on the edge of the impressive Ghoha Hills within its own smallish private concession... no mean feat as hills are quite a rarity in Botswana. We do state that the area is a fringe area in that game can be good but most of the best viewing comes from deeper within the park around the Savuti Marsh areas, which is a good 45 minutes at least game drive to get to. Though it is a very well appointed lodge, because of its distance relative to other lodges in the central area, we have given Ghoha Hills a 3 star rating even though the accommodation is better than that. In fact, if the access to game is not so important to you then this could easily be a 4 star lodge.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Dry camp. Day and Afternoon Drives available

Location

Ghoha Hills, Savute

How do I get there

By Light aircraft transfer to airstrip then vehicle transfer to camp

Lodge Type

Classic style lodge with 11 fully en-suite safari suites

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

 

Children of 6 years and over accepted with conditions

 

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Wildlife

Land activities

Water activities

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Spa pampering

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Wildlife & Activities

 

Wildlife

 

From the guest unit and the main area, guests are able to view a productive water hole located below at the edge of the hill. This section of Chobe National Park is frequented by various species:

 

- Elephants

- Zebra

- Buffalos

- Lions

- Leopards

- Giraffe

- Spotted Hyena

- Jackals

- Variety of birdlife

Activities

DAY DRIVES

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge aims to provide discerning travellers to Botswana with a unique, first class safari experience in an eco-friendly and eco-sensitive environment. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge lies on the ledges of Ghoha Hills in the Savute area of the Chobe National Park.

 

The lodge is situated high up on the Ghoha Hills, with spectacular views of the surrounding bush. The views are unique and awe inspiring, particularly due to the fact that Botswana is such a flat country. The stars feel closer and more pronounced, stretching from horizon to horizon. The main area in the lodge has a thatched roof which helps the lodge blend into the surrounding hillside.

 

This Safari Lodge accommodation in Chobe is approximately 150km south west of Kasane and 230km north east of Maun. The lodge comprises of 9 twin bedded and 2 family luxury canvas suites housed on raised wooden decks on the ledges of Ghoha Hills offering a great view of the surrounding landscape and the water hole at the at the edge of the hill from the private decks. Luxury appointed en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas are a feature of the Lodge.

Lodge Layout

 

The open main area comprise of a dining area and bar and lounge, all tastefully decorated in light woods and light furniture. Guests will relax and enjoy their exotic or local cuisine prepared by the skilled chefs whilst viewing the scenery of the landscape below the hills including the waterhole at the edge of the hill.

 

The boma is lit in the evenings and its a place where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks. At dinner, wholesome, home cooked meals may be enjoyed. Lunches, dinners, drinks, refreshments and picnic lunches are all included in your accommodation rate. Due to the distances to get to the central areas of Savute, picnic baskets may be taken on game drives and enjoyed whilst admiring the African wilderness.

 

Breakfasts are hearty and coffee, tea, home baked rusks and biscuits are ready for the early risers at the boma. Home baked biscuits, bread rolls, pastries, cakes and scones are on offer at tea times.

 

There is always a friendly and helpful staff member on- hand to serve up a freshly brewed coffee. All meals are served overlooking the bush in the main guest area.

Room Description

 

Each Luxury tented room sleeps two people, offers en-suite facilities and has breathtaking views of the African plains. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge accommodation offers individual viewing decks and reclining beds which can be used to enjoy the rustic African view. The camp also has 2 Luxury family-size tented rooms that sleep four and is suitable for two adults and two children.

 

The luxury tented rooms are all situated along the hillside offering views over the surrounding bush and waterhole in the valley. The tented rooms are well appointed with no expense spared in the décor and wonderful linen ensuring a good nights rest every night. The night noises from the plains below filter up to the lodge, there is nothing more powerful that sleeping in bed and hearing the distant roar of the king of beasts, the lion.

 

Each luxury tented room offers its own viewing deck and superbly appointed furniture and fittings complemented with lime-washed, white teak floors. The room has its own cupboard with hanging space as well as shelves, a luggage rack, torch & coffee table magazines. Books on animals, flora and fauna are available to read at leisure either at your chalet or up at one of the many relaxing spots at the main guest lodge.

Camp Environment

 

The Ghoha Hills Savuti Camp has been designed to take full advantage of the view. This means that whether dining in the guest areas, taking a swim or sitting on the balcony of the luxury tented rooms, you are spoilt with scenery. Ghoha Hills also overlooks a small natural pan that attracts a host of birds and wildlife.

 

The Savuti Marsh area, approximately10,878 km² large, constitutes the western stretch of the park (50 km north of Mababe Gate). The Savuti Marsh is the relic of a large inland lake whose water supply was cut a long time ago by tectonic movements. Nowadays, the marsh is fed by the erratic Savuti Channel, which dries up for long periods then curiously flows again, a consequence of tectonic activity in the area. It is currently flowing again and in January 2010 reached Savuti Marsh for the first time since 1982. As a result of this variable flow, there are hundreds of dead trees along the channel’s bank. The region is also covered with extensive savannahs and rolling grasslands, which makes wildlife particularly dynamic in this section of the park.

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