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Savute Safari Lodge is luxury safari lodge located on the Savuti Channel in the heart of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana.

It is on the banks of the Savuti Channel that Savute Safari Lodge peers out from amongst the beauty of gnarled acacia camel thorn trees. The Savuti Channel has a bizarre history of drying up during good rains and having flood levels at other times. The beauty of this area, created by the silhouettes of the many dead trees which relied on sustenance from the water supply of past years, combined with the congregations of old bull Elephants, diversity of animals and abundance of predators makes Savute Safari Lodge a highlight destination for any safari traveller to Botswana.

Savute Safari Lodge accommodates only 24 guests in local timber and glass suites with cool thatching, beautifully furnished in fresh colors. All chalets have private decks, a combined bedroom / lounge area and en-suite facilities, which sets the lodge apart from typical safari accommodation.

The lounge, library and cocktail bar are situated in the exquisite thatch and timber main building. Overlooking the channel, Savute Safari Lodge boasts a viewing deck, al fresco dining area & swimming pool - ideal for watching game at the water hole. The viewing deck is utilized for brunch and dinner, however is dependant on weather and animal activity at night. After dinner, enjoy a night-cap by the fire-side whilst viewing the bull elephants congregate at the water-hole for their night-cap.

Activities at Savute Safari Lodge include game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles are conducted in the Savuti area, including the Savuti Marsh, and a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills. You will most likely see nearly all the major species in the area, such as giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, tsessebe, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland, as well as predators including lion, hyena, jackal, cheetah and possibly wild dog. The second biggest summer zebra migration in Africa can be seen at Savuti. This starts around November / December when the rains fall through to March / April when they end - this is a sight not to be missed!

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