Savute Safari Lodge

stunning position right on the Savuti Channel

Chobe National Park - Savuti
2018 $560 - $995


Savuti - DRY Camp

Price Range (2018)

$560 - $995

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Our Highlights

  • Sits on the banks of the now flowing Savuti Channel
  • High game Concentrations
  • Excellent views from the lodge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Access to the Savuti Marsh

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What really makes this lodge stand out is its location, with the now flowing Savuti Channel filling the Savuti Marsh, the area is back to where it once was, as one of the best places to see game in Africa.


Located on the banks of the Savuti Channel itself, the camp takes full advantage of the area with great views from your accommodation or the main area, which seemingly at any time of the day always has something of interest outside.


Most activities here are land based on game drives, it should be noted though that as it is within the National Park, there are no night drives nor off road driving allowed. However, the scenery and the chances of seeing good game populations more than make this up for.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Dr Camp Safari Lodge. Day time Game Drives


Savute area, Chobe National Park

How do I get there

Charter flight to airstrip then private vehicle transfer to camp

Lodge Type

Lodge with 12 rooms

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 all ages accepted with conditions


Up to 15 Years:   A child must share a room with an adult

Up to 11 Years:   A private vehicle needs to be booked

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Wildlife & Activities




Savuti is famed for its predators, from the Leopards who trace down the dolomite rock formations of the Gubatsa Hills whilst klipspringers watch nervously, to the large lion prides known for having developed the skill of hunting elephants, behaviour not generally witnessed in the rest of Africa, the Savuti region is back to its prime as being known as one of the greatest game viewing areas on the continent.



The Camp

Camp Overview


Situated on the banks of Botswana’s fabled Stolen River, Savute Safari Lodge is a traditional thatched safari lodge in a setting of singular beauty. But just as awe-inspiring is the decades old story of how the river was stolen… and in an unexpected twist, how it was given back.


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.


Lodge Layout


Savite Safari Lodge's main living area is constructed of a timber and thatched roof structure, which is unusually built on two levels. The layout and style is akin to a private residence.


Downstairs the lounge and bar area has plenty of seating arrangements with armchairs and settees of wood and soft furnishings. In the same area there is also a library and an open fire to help keep you warm during Savute’s winter nights. Unusually for a safari lodge the flooring downstairs is mainly tiling with grass matting. A separate dinning area is positioned with great views to the outside.


Upstairs is more seating and a viewing deck which gives you a better perspective over the Channel below and any wildlife that may be passing.


Back downstairs and outside there is an open veranda which leads onto a decked seating area with a fire pit and onward to a swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers and a great view of elephants at the water.

Room Description


Rooms are constructed in the same manner as the lodge itself but have wooden flooring.

A centrally dominating bed with mosquito netting also has a sizeable lounge/seating area. Each chalet has full en-suite bathroom facilities at the rear


Outside there is a large covered veranda with extra seating to take in the views, this veranda area being the entrance to these large suites vis sliding glass doors.

Camp Environment


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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