A timeless explorer’s lodge that beats with the pulse of wild Africa

Beside the mysterious Savute Channel, this tented oasis is the perfect base to discover the wonders of Chobe National Park

Breathlessly captivating, this corner of Botswana has long been associated with the world’s greatest explorers, including David Livingstone. Follow in their footsteps at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. Head out to our unique viewing hide at dusk or dawn, overlooking the watering hole, and see elephants, hyenas and cheetahs in their element. Then find a serene welcome back at the lodge. The contemporary interiors reflects the earthy tones of the wilderness, while eco-friendly design features keep you in harmony with the stunning landscape.

One of three unforgettable adventures

Belmond Safaris' three luxury lodges each offer a unique way to experience Botswana. Travel between them and see the land in unrivalled depth.

A New Chapter

Renovation

A New Chapter

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge has now reopened following a total rebuild. Inspired by history’s greatest explorers, all of our guest areas and accommodation have been imaginatively designed to evoke a sense of discovery and adventure.

Using the best eco-friendly, sustainable practices, you’ll feel closer to the wildlife than ever before. New features include a luxury spa, a viewing hide overlooking the watering hole, and a stunning firepit with views of the Savute Channel.

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Accommodation

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Accommodation

Raised on wooden platforms, each tented room affords breathtaking vistas across the shifting ecosystem. An outdoor lounge offers post-safari relaxation as giant bullfrogs croak within earshot. Or recline deck-side on your lounger; big game frequently mingle in full view at the adjacent watering hole.

Inside, luxurious interiors feature a netted four-poster bed and lavish bathroom. A fully-stocked minibar and discreet air conditioning refresh and revive.

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Africa with Alexander McCall Smith

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Africa with Alexander McCall Smith

6 nights, 20 - 26 September 2018

Accompany celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith on an unforgettable six-night trip in Botswana.

Combine sensational Belmond Safari adventures with the opportunity to spend time with Smith, as he shares tales of the country that captured his heart.

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The Ultimate Equestrian Safari with Jodie Kidd

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The Ultimate Equestrian Safari with Jodie Kidd

6 nights, 25 September – 1 October

Discover the untamed wonders of Botswana on horseback with fashion icon and riding enthusiast Jodie Kidd.

On this exclusive itinerary you’ll stay at two luxurious Belmond lodges, including the newly redesigned Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. Learn more from Jodie as you get closer to nature than ever before.

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Luxury Photographic Safari with Marc Stickler

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Luxury Photographic Safari with Marc Stickler

7 nights, 27 March – 3 April 2019

hutterbugs can anticipate a photographic adventure like no other, led by famed photographer and Leica global ambassador Marc Stickler.

Discover the wonders of Botswana as you explore via helicopter, boat and 4x4. With Marc’s guidance, plus Leica S Cameras and lenses provided, you’ll return home with photos to cherish for a lifetime.

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The History

When David Livingstone explored the area in 1851 he described the Savute as a marsh. Since then, the Channel alternates between flowing free and drying up. This part of the National Park has been prohibited for humans for decades—save for the area around our lodge. The position is unrivalled; nature’s drama played out on your own private stage.

Wining and Dining

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Packages & Tours

Visit all three of our safari lodges for an in depth look at this magical land.

Africa with Alexander McCall Smith

6 nights: Chobe Reserve - Okavango Delta

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