Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge Highlights
• In the heart of the Chobe National Park on the banks of the Savute Channel
• A luxurious lodge offering a superb safari experience
• Spectacular bird’s eye view of elephant in their natural habitat, with an adjacent waterhole
• Al fresco dining with views of the savannah
• Unpredictable wet and dry cycles shape the landscape and wildlife
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge Description
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge offers an oasis type setting in complete luxury. There are 12 luxury rooms which have been built on raised decks maximising the great views of the surrounds. Each private deck has a hammock and chairs for a private moment of game viewing. Each room has an en-suite bathroom as well as an outside shower, air-conditioning, WIFI and shaded by thatched roofs.
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge has excellent facilities. Overlooking the waterhole is an observation deck where guests can watch the activity happen. A traditional boma hosts alfresco dining under the stars with the Chef cooking over an open fire. The lounge and bar area also has a library as well as a large swimming pool for guest to enjoy.
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
In Savute, one animal reigns supreme. Savute is the place to see the earth’s largest land creatures, the African Elephant. Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is in a perfect position to take advantage of the surrounding prolific wildlife.
Game viewing and bird life opportunities are excellent in the area. Wildlife in the area: Impala, Tsessebe, Giraffe and Zebra as well as the powerful predators: Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. You are also likely to see plenty of Wildebeest, Warthog, Kudu, Black-backed Jackals, Steenbok, Bat-eared Foxes, vultures, hornbills and eagles.
When the rain comes in December, this arid region changes completely and the once dry plains sustain, for a short period, herds of migrating Zebra in their thousands. In their trail are the opportunist predators such as Lions and Hyenas. It is truly a spectacle to behold. More than anywhere else, here at Savute you sense the essence of Africa.
The area is known for its exciting game viewing and birding. This area also presents you with the rare opportunity to view rock paintings drawn by the early Bushmen, who once inhabited the region. As this camp is situated in the Chobe National Park, park regulations prohibit night drives and walking.
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge offers game viewing activities in the morning and late afternoons. These activities take place on a safari viewing vehicle, designed for your comfort and safety. Activities are restricted to set regulations as the camp is within a national park. There are also cultural tours available to view Bushman rock paintings.