Head out from Savute Elephant Lodge and find an endless array of things to do in Botswana. Our choice of game drives and activities let you get up close and personal with the wildlife of Chobe National Park. As well as high concentrations of elephant, the area is home to great prides of lion and other mighty predators.
Get closer to the life of the Chobe National Park than ever before. Connect to the wildlife at eye-level from the lodge’s unique viewing hide, overlooking the watering hole. From first light to dusk, you are guaranteed a front row seat to nature’s drama. Depending on the time, you might catch lions, elephants, cheetahs, hyenas and antelope gathering for a refreshing drink.
Early morning and afternoon game drives let you encounter Africa’s largest elephant population. You may also spot lions, wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. Enjoy rare sightings of rock-climbing klipspringers and elegant roan.
Depending on the season, you may also catch the second largest migration of zebra in Africa.
Bushmen Paintings and Baobab Trees
Head out into the bush and find a collection of paintings that will take your breath away. These works by the San Bushmen are thought to be more than 1,500 years old. Then continue on to the amazing baobab grove, a cathedral-like cluster of 13 giant trees that are almost as old as the paintings.
The vast open spaces around Savute make it the perfect place to experience the mesmerising expanse of the African night sky. Use powerful telescopes to witness constellations that you may never have seen before. You’ll also discover how Bushmen used the stars to locate the true south.
Chobe is a bird-lovers’ paradise, particularly in the summer months from December to March. Over 250 species populate the area, ranging from vast flocks of gregarious queleas to giant kori bustards and an array of majestic raptors. Our expert guides can help you find the perfect place and time to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Gather round the campfire and exchange stories of your day’s adventures, much as villagers do throughout Botswana. Flames flicker and lamps glow as drinks are served. A choir sings traditional songs and invites you to a buffet of African specialities. The evening often ends with everyone dancing, to rhythms handed down through generations.
At the lodge…
When you’re not out and about on safari, relax and unwind by the generous pool and take a cooling dip.
For amazing wildlife sightings on your doorstep, head to the permanent water hole in front of the lodge. Watch elephants gathering to drink, and at night, discover how the nocturnal sounds of Savute take on a whole new dynamic.A