The now dry Savute channel is part of the dynamic Savute eco system renowned for its large concentration of elephant and lion. It is on the banks of the channel that you will find Savute Safari Lodge, one of only 2 Lodges in this area.
The Lodge accommodates 24 guests, in 12 thatched timber and glass suites. Each suite has a private deck, and a combined bedroom/ lounge area, with en suite facilities. The Lodge’s signature expansive glass sliding doors and viewing decks were inspired by the diverse panorama of the area – with the dry season’s almost harsh, and barren seeming landscape, contrasted to the rainy seasons clear days, overlooking the vivid shades of new grass.
The main lodge area houses the lounge, library and cocktail bar in a beautiful Thatch and timber building. A large fireplace downstairs is equally inviting on winter nights, while the delicious aroma of dinner and the prospect of candlelit, dining beckons. There is a viewing deck which overlooks the channel, alongside an al fresco dining area, and the swimming pool. You enjoy game drives in the morning and afternoon, exploring the area, including the Savute Marsh, and there is also a chance to see the San Rock Art in the Gubatsa Hills.
Game viewing is generally excellent, with good populations of elephant, lion, zebra, giraffe, numerous antelope species, along with leopard, wild dog, hyena and cheetah. Birding is good all year round, but particularly so in the rainy season, with many annual visitors, including the magnificently coloured carmine bee-eater.
The rainy season (November to March), also brings an annual zebra migration, as they travel to the Makgadikgadi Pans from the Linyanti area.
Savute Safari Lodge is one of the exclusive Desert & Delta Lodges - See our 'Flexible Africa' offer of PREFERENTIAL RATES when choosing Desert & Delta Lodges exclusively for your Botswana Itinerary