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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the last of three lodges on our Desert and Delta Botswana safari from UK in July. Our room for two nights was very comfortable, and overlooked the waterhole, where an ever-changing group of animals, incl elephants, impala, and warthogs drank. The facilities were excellent. The staff were helpful and friendly. Our guide Metal was terrific, sharing so much knowledge about the wildlife we saw. He located a pack of wild dogs and then we had the thrill of seeing a leopard. Savute is a magical region. We would love to return and this time would stay longer. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Stayed: July 2018
1  Thank Ann P
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Savute Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ann P

Thank you for the lovely review from your stay with us. I am pleased you traveled through our Desert and Delta circuit and got to experience our properties. I will be sure to share the feedback with the team and with Metal your guide. Please do let us know when you will be back again as we look forward to welcoming you with open arms.

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The Desert and Delta Safaris Family

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where to begin with this wonderful safari camp? Never thought we'd get so close to such beautiful animals but this truly was the experience of a lifetime. The complete legend that was our guide, the awesome Baba, knows this place and its animals so well that we had multiple leopard sightings, lionesses with cubs, prides of lions, all known individually, along with elephants, buffalo, hyena....the list is endless.
The lodges are private, beautifully appointed and comfortable, the staff genuine, kind and always helpful. Dinner every night a wonderful social occasion on the deck with a good range of meals for every taste. One helpful hint.... when they say it gets cold at night... it really does! Pack your thermals, gloves and hat !!!

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Alison F
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Savute Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alison F

Thank you for the fantastic feedback from your stay at Savute Safari Lodge. Baba is one of our champion guides and definitely in high demand due to his excellent guiding skills, I will be sure to share this with him and the rest of the team. I am pleased you had a wonderful stay and that the staff went out of their way to make it a memorable trip.Thank you for choosing Savute Safari Lodge.

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The Desert and Delta Safaris Family

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Savute Safari Lodge was everything we could have hoped for and more than we could have ever imagined. From the moment we arrived the warm, friendly staff of Dennis, Osi and Erny made us feel at home. Conrad, our guide and an excellent tracker, found amazing wildlife surprises around every turn. We were privileged to see prides of lions with their cubs, leopards, wild dogs, elephants, giraffes, hyenas, zebras- just to name a few. The waterhole right in front of our lodge was visited by elephants and other wildlife in large numbers around the clock. Rabi's beaming smile that came with the libations she served was also a high point. We look forward to visiting Savute again.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
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1  Thank Diane B
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Savute Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Diane B

Thank you for the wonderful review from your stay at Savute Safari Lodge. I am pleased that you had a wonderful time and you game viewing was exceptional. I will be sure to share your feedback with our team in camp, and also to let Rabi know that beverages served with a smile go a long way. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

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The Desert and Delta Safaris Family

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So if you're interested in Big Game viewing over very interesting landscape including bushlands and marshlands, the latter with its famous Marsh lion Pride then do stay at the Savute Safari Lodge. The nicely appointed lodges are spacious and comfortable with spectacular views overlooking a water filled pond in the river bed that attracts countless animals especially during dusk and in into the evening hours. This includes countless herds of elephants and on occasion lions as well as smaller animals and even giraffes acrobaticaly contorting their bodies to obtain a drink of water.

Food is decent and plentiful. The drinks and wine generously flow. Most importantly the service by the staff was amazing. They are phenomenal singers entertaining the guests at the end of cocktail hour before dinner is served.

Last and most importantly guides are phenomenal at finding animals more importantly animals in action across such a large expanse.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with friends
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Savute Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear takeaction

Thank you for the wonderful review from your recent stay at Savute Safari Lodge. The kind words about our guides and our talented Choir, will be shared with all of the team in camp. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we do hope you come back and visit again soon.

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The Desert and Delta Safaris Family

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We stayed for two nights at Savute Safari Lodge in early August and had an amazing time. Dennis and staff were welcoming and professional and we will never forget the exuberance and good will of the staff on our final evening as they sang to us before dinner. Baba, our guide, had an exceptional knowledge of the fauna and flora of the area and we saw wild dogs, an incredible herd of elephants (maybe 200), leopards, cheetahs, lions, hippos and all manner of antelopes. Our accommodations were lovely and the food and drink were delicious and nutritious. A highlight of our stay was a journey or tower of giraffes that came by the watering hole for a drink during one of our lunchtimes. All in all, a place and people we will never forget! We recommend Savute Safari Camp without reservation. If you are fortunate enough to be able to travel to Botswana, this is a must-stay destination.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Riley_81_10, Marketing Assistant at Savute Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear kittydoc

Thank you for really taking the time to leave a review for each property that you have stayed at with us. We really do appreciate all the feedback and it is always very motivating for the camp staff to see what our guests have to say and also thank you for recommending Our lodge and properties to future travelers. We hope that you will one day visit us again and add to your memories you have made.

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The Desert and Delta Safaris Family

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