Savuti Safari

Savuti lodges

Browse our recommended Camps

There are only a handful of Savuti lodges, scattered discreetly throughout the area. Most are small and intimate camps – ideal for honeymoons and romantic travel – while others offer a more rustic, under-canvas experience. Several are extremely luxurious.

Location is important: some Savuti lodges lie on the now-flowing Savuti Channel, attracting wildlife throughout the day and especially in the dry season. Some Savuti lodges are set near the fabled Savuti Marsh; others lie some distance away. All lodges specialise in morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides. There are also rock paintings to see as well as chances to enjoy amazing bird watching.

Browse our recommended Savuti lodges below or simply contact us for advice on the most suitable accommodation for your needs and budget.

Savute Safari Lodge
Savute Safari Lodge
In Short: Elegant, thatched lodge in prime position
Location: Savuti, Botswana
With its glass-fronted chalets overlooking the legendary Savuti Channel, this timber & thatch lodge sits at the heart of the action. Elephants are often seen right in front of camp; guides take you in search of Savuti’s famous predators.
USD 510p/p sharing
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Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge
Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge
In Short: Eco-friendly & unique hilltop setting
Location: Savuti, Botswana
Set on one of the only hills for hundreds of miles around, this solar-powered lodge easily lays claim to the best views in Savuti. You’ll also see Bushman rock art as well as the area’s legendary wildlife while in the company of expert guides.
USD 475p/p sharing
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Camp Savuti
Camp Savuti
In Short: Affordable tented camp on the Savuti Channel
Location: Savuti, Botswana
Offering great value, Camp Savuti is what it says it is: tents mounted on viewing platforms & set at the heart of Savuti. You’ll have great game viewing from your suite but you’ll enjoy 2 game drives a day to see all the drama.
USD 535p/p sharing
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Savute Elephant Lodge
Savute Elephant Lodge
In Short: Extremely luxurious & a great location
Location: Savuti, Botswana
Our deluxe recommendation, this modern & stylish lodge has each of its air-conditioned suites carefully placed to deliver maximum views of the Savuti Channel below. There’s a pool, viewing deck set over a waterhole plus telescopes for stargazing.
USD 825p/p sharing
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Savute Under Canvas
Savute Under Canvas
In Short: Classic ‘Out of Africa’ safari experience
Location: Savuti, Botswana
A mobile tented camp that moves with the seasons of Savuti, this is our recommendation for anyone who wants to relive the glory days of safari travel – canvas & candlelight, bucket showers & bush cuisine - surrounded by an unfettered wilderness.
USD 570p/p sharing
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What To Do

Activities to Look Forward to

1. Track Big Cats

Welcome to Predator Country: Savuti’s lions, made famous by their eternal battles with spotted hyenas, take centre stage but this region is famous for leopard & cheetah too.

2. Sit with Old Tuskers

Most often encountered near water, the giant bull elephants of Savuti are generally calm & tolerant of our presence, making for amazing up-close photography.

3. Watch the Migration

Travel in early or late summer & you’ll witness Botswana’s zebra migration. The stripy herds pass through on their way to remote grazing lands – Savuti’s big cats, hyenas & wild dogs are waiting for them.

4. View Rock Art

San Bushmen hunters left enigmatic paintings on the isolated Ghoha Hills that stand out on the flat Savuti savannah; local guides lead you to the best sites.

5. Go Bird Watching

An amazing birding destination in general & always great for raptors, it’s during the summer months that Savuti explodes with colour & noise as migrant species such as carmine bee-eaters arrive.

6. Expect the Unexpected

Home to some of Botswana’s most rewarding game viewing, Savuti is an ecological crossover zone with savannah & desert animals, many predators & a reputation for unusual & rare sightings.

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