Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is situated on the banks of the life-giving Savute Channel in the heart of Chobe National Park, bringing Chobe’s famous elephants and big game straight to the front doorstep. Authentic in presentation and wild in practice, this Savute elephant camp is for adventure-lovers looking for a bit of luxury as they seek out the world’s most impressive wildlife in Botswana’s legendary savannah.

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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is clustered on raised wooden platforms, and the 12 tented suites are the epitome of comfort. Luxurious interiors boast massive four-poster beds wrapped in mosquito netting, as well as lavish en-suite bathrooms and dressing rooms, outdoor showers, and the rare comfort of air conditioning. Guests are spoilt for views at this Savute elephant camp, with large private furnished decks providing birds eye vistas of the Elephant Capital of the World’s magnificent giants in their natural habitat. From early morning breakfasts to candlelit dinners on the balcony, one could spend all day watching the families of elephants stripping the leaves off of the nearby trees and bathing in the Savute waterway below.

Beyond its plethora of elephant herds, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is also perfect for bird lovers with over 250 bird species, most of which are native to the region. With two safari drives per day in different areas of the Savute, there are limitless opportunities to encounter the area’s leopards, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffe, wild dogs, zebra, and rare species of Roan and Sable antelope. The guides are superb in both their depth of knowledge and in their ability to make guests feel truly welcome in the bush.

While out on safari, be sure to visit the San Rock bushmen paintings and to take advantage of sundowners under the Baobab trees. Back at the lodge, the team has put together a lively boma dining experience under the stars, where guests are urged to join in on the traditional festivities of dance and song. There is no better way to experience this corner of the world than gathered around the fire, listening to the night sounds and marveling at the blanket of stars above.

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