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Savute Safari Lodge
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Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great Game viewing etc at Savute Safari Lodge”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Well Savute Safari Lodge lived up to its name. Our group stayed for three nights and they were just blown away with everything, except the cold! Had a bit of a cold snap and the temp dropped to 0 degrees C in the night on one night. The had bushbabys ( hot water bottles ) which took the edge off fortunately. Beautiful weather otherwise. Blue skies and great for taking pics.The game viewing was spectacular. We even saw a leopard make a kill! Our guides Harrison, Gee and Babba were 1st class. The staff at Savute were excellent and the food top notch. MC and Michelle our most gracious and accommodating hosts pulled out all the stops once again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Well ditto what all the other recent reviews have said. It really is that good. This place surpasses all expectations - room quality, comfort and size, staff, food, game viewing, etc. This place sets such a high bar for any other camp! Our guide Gwist was so informed, such a good tracker. It was fascinating to watch him monitor the game tracks in the roadway and find the big cats. We saw so much game, including watching a lioness stalk a wildebeest.

We were there in early June. It was very cool in the morning and pleasant during the day. Open vehicle game drives in the morning need gloves, a hat and a warm coat; layers are important because it will warm up.

This property has very comfy game drive vehicles. There is plenty of room for long legs and big feet. On game drives, blankets are provided and you can get a hot water bottle in the morning.

This is a Desert and Delta property; they have an excellent formula for pleasing their guests. Can't do better for a savannah ecosystem (lots of predators) than staying here.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Not many words... This place is just amazing! The elephants drink water just in front of the rooms, excellent game viewing: we spotted lions and leopards and our guide Baba was very nice!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Savuti Safari Lodge was our first stop on a 10 day safari through Botswana and set the bar very, very high. The Lodge is beautiful and incrdibly, situated on the Savuti Channel. We had elephants outside our cabin 24/7; other game were plentiful, as well. Our Cabin was extremely comfortable with every amenity needed. Staff and management worked hard and succeeded brilliantly in making sure guests were happy and feeling very at home. The food was also amazing. Overall this was a perfect experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Savute Safari Lodge is for you if you want to feel valued as a guest, eat the most amazing meals, view wildlife at an arm's length, sleep and rest in plush accommodations, and have a vacation of a lifetime. If not, skip it.

Seriously, this lodge is perfection, and the entire staff including Michelle, M.C., Arnold and Candy made us feel so welcome and appreciated. The rooms are large with huge private decks overlooking the river teaming with elephants and impalas. You'll be greeted with warm fragrant hand-towels to refresh yourself from your travels and a nice quenching drink.

The game drives are spectacular and we highly recommend both Harrison and Metal as trackers and guides. You'll be up early in Savute, 6am and out in the bush by 7am to see a plethora of wildlife including leopards, lions, giraffes, elephants and so much more. Game drives are followed by very ample and fresh lunches, a siesta, tea at 3pm and another game drive at 3:30. You'll mingle with other guests for your sundowner at 5:30 or so and then more cocktails back at the lodge and a fabulous dinner, replete with African dancing and singing at 7:30. Dinner is followed by African T.V.—specifically a roaring bonfire next to the Savute channel which teams with elephants all night long.

A five plus star experience worth every penny. This is a gem of a resort owned by Desert and Delta.

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Property: Savute Safari Lodge
Address: Savute Channel | Savuti Area, Chobe National Park, Chobe National Park none, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Chobe National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Chobe National Park
Hotel Class:4 star — Savute Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just twenty-four guests in twelve thatched chalets built of local timber. The chalets, which have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to blend with the natural environment, feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area and en suite facilities. Your stay at Savute Safari Lodge is fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, drinks, national park entry fees, scheduled activities, laundry service. ... more   less 
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Savute Safari Hotel Chobe National Park

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