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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Chobe, Botswana


In the heart of the Chobe National Park, sometimes referred to as the elephant capital of the world, is the Savute- an area that personifies the eternal contrast of Africa. Perched on the former banks of the now dry Savute Channel, the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of elephant in their natural habitat.


Unpredictable wet and dry cycles shape the landscape and wildlife. The Savute Channel began to flow after nearly 30 years of lying dormant but has since dried up again. The channel can change without warning, becoming one of Northern Botswana’s greatest mysteries.
Map co-ordinates: -18.688854, 24.409232


Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge hosts a cluster of twelve rooms raised on wooden platforms. Each has an outdoor lounge and is shaded by a traditional thatch roof. The large, private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock. These are ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy. The room interiors include a four-poster bed complete with mosquito netting, lavishly appointed bathroom and dressing room, a fully-stocked minibar and discreet air conditioning.


  • Savute is also unrivalled for its sightings of excellent predator and prey interaction during the drier months of August through October.
  • Enjoy a relaxed meal overlooking the stunning Savute channel in their beautiful raised restaurant.
  • Savute Elephant Lodge is pleased to offer our guests a range of facilities including a swimming pool built slightly into the riverbed, private outdoor leisure area & much more.
  • Savute Elephant Lodge promises outstanding game viewing without having to leave the confines of the camp itself, so prevalent is the wildlife around the water hole.

At A Glimpse

Perched on the banks of the Savute Channel, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is a spectacular base from which to explore the area. The drama unfolds here daily, with interactions between the high concentrations of elephants, the large lion prides and the many hyenas that inhabit the area.

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