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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

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Savute Channel, Chobe National Park Botswana See on map
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Bar/Lounge
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just gorgeous....the area, the lodge, the staff...all in all a wonderful short getaway trip for my husband and I. The lodge is lovely and the service is top notch. Nothing too much trouble and all staff extremely attentive. Our safari experience was also excellent -...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

We flew into the Savute on Oct 10 for a three night stay ... along with 22 guests. From the moment we landed it was apparent that this wasn't like anything else we had ever experienced. The flight to the lodge airstrip, the arrival game...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant LodgeResponded 29 November 2018

Dear ConferenceGroupFrank, Thank you for your very entertaining review, we had a warm heart and big smile reading it. We are super happy that you were so well taken care of and that you had such excellent wildlife sightings, and unexpected wake up sounds! Warm...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018

We came to the elephant camp with 3 couples. It was outstanding! The lodge and rooms were beautiful. I loved the option to shower outdoors. Watching the elephants from the decks was an experience I will never forget. The game drives were beyond anything I...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank 218stella
Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant LodgeResponded 15 November 2018

Dear 218stella, Thank you for sharing your special review with us, and we are delighted that you had such an unforgettable stay! We will be sure to share your compliments with all our staff, and Vincent whom you mentioned too. Warm regards Louise

Reviewed 27 October 2018

It has been a month since our first-ever safari, and nearly every day I find my thoughts drawn to the captivating Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. We had the great good fortune to participate in a six-day Belmond safari hosted by Alexander McCall Smith, author of...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank BrynMawrBK
Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant LodgeResponded 29 November 2018

Dear BrynMawBK, Thank you for taking the time to write such a marvelous and detailed review of your recent safari with us and Alexander McCall Smith. New friends and lasting memories were made by all of us on the trip, our staff love hosting these...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

We spent three nights here recently while safari in the park. We have to a prop plane to get here from Maun Botswana. It is another 25 minutes on bumpy sandy safari road by Range Rover to reach the camp. The whole camp has just...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank LakeviewMan
Response from LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant LodgeResponded 29 November 2018

Dear LakeviewMan, Thank you for your fabulous review and all your compliments about the lodge facilities and the staff. We are delighted that you were so well taken care of and that you had such excellent wildlife sightings too! We hope you welcome you back...More

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Unleash your spirit of adventure at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. Evoking the feel of a timeless explorers’ lodge, our sustainably designed oasis immerses you in the untamed wilderness of Botswana’s More Savute region. Relax in visually calming spaces, filled with rich textures, earthy colours and furniture crafted by local artisans. Watch elephants, hyenas and leopards drink at the watering hole from our new viewing hide. Relax by the serene pool and enjoy African-inspired treatments in the beautiful Spa tent, or gather round inviting firepits to share stories with new friends. After the afternoon’s game drive, an enchanting Boma dining experience awaits by the campfire. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Number of rooms
12
Also Known As
Savute Elephant Camp By Orient-Express Hotel Chobe National Park
Location
Botswana > North-West District > Chobe National Park
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Number of rooms
12
Also Known As
Savute Elephant Camp By Orient-Express Hotel Chobe National Park
Location
Botswana > North-West District > Chobe National Park
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Traveller (125)
Room & Suite (18)
Dining (6)
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ConferenceGroupFrank
25 September 2018|
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Response from LouisePheiffer | Property representative |
Morning, we offer two game drives daily at Savute, the first leaves after morning breakfast from around 6h30 (depends on the time of year) and depending on what you see out on your game drive, it's typically 2-3 hours long... More
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GrandmaAudrey
19 August 2016|
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Response from LouisePheiffer | Property representative |
Dear GrandmaAudry, You are correct. Our lodge is located in the Savute region of the Chobe National Park, and we are restricted by park rules to stay on the permitted roads and we have to be off the roads by sunset. We... More
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oknot2
6 September 2015|
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Response from LouisePheiffer | Property representative |
Dear Oknot2, The best time to visit our lodges are between July and October, but the elephants are almost a guarantee sighting all year round, especially at our Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. The Trip Advisor posting... More
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"all rooms seem fine"
218stella
11 Nov 2018
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"Tent 1-4 are closer to the water hole and make get noisy at night."
LakeviewMan
19 Oct 2018
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"Tenst closest to the lodge have the best views of the elephants at the watering hole."
jclay45
16 Oct 2018
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"If you have a problem walking far, ask for a room closer to the lodge buildings. All the rooms are lovely!"
Win_V2013
29 Jun 2018
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