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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Experiences – Spa & Wellness, Wildlife & Safari, Romantic Escapes, Cultural Journeys

Getaway Experiences
  • Choice of game drives let you get close and personal with the wildlife of Chobe National Park which is home to elephants, prides of lion and other mighty predators
  • View Bushmen Paintings and Baobab Trees
  • Experience the expanse of the African night sky
  • Bird watching
  • Gather round the campfire and exchange stories of your day’s adventures
  • Gateway to the elephant capital of the world
  • Experience stunning natural surroundings in rustic sophisticated luxury tents
  • Viewing deck where one can enjoy a parade of animal antics from a vantage point 
  • Choice of game drives let you get close and personal with the variety of wildlife
  • Home to great prides of lion leopards, wild dogs, buffalo and zebras
  • Perfect to experience the mesmerising expanse of the African night sky
  • Chobe is a bird-lovers’ paradise (over 250 species)
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
lodge viewing area

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 the unique viewing deck 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 reflect the earthy tones of the wilderness, while eco-friendly design features keep you in harmony with the stunning landscape. Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge boasts 12 luxurious tented rooms, each raised on a wooden platform to allow a breathtaking view of elephants in their natural habitat. Al fresco meals are served in the main area. The spacious swimming pool is a great opportunity to cool down and take a nap along with the animals in the bush. The highlight is the waterhole in front of the lodge where one can see like-minded elephants and if one is lucky, much more. 


In the heart of Chobe National Park, this lodge lies on the edge of the Savute Channel. It can be accessed via Maun airport which is a a two-hour flight from Cape Town or 90 minutes from Johannesburg.  The Savute airstrip is a 30 minute bush flight from Maun and the lodge is located 20-minutes from Savute airstrip.


Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge forms a cluster of twelve rooms raised on wooden platforms, oozing African charm. Each has an outdoor lounge and is shaded by a traditional thatch roof. Sink in your soft lounge chair on a private deck to enjoy the superb views, or softly swing in the hammocks during siestas. The luxurious room includes a comfy four-poster bed complete with mosquito netting, lavishly appointed bathroom and dressing room, a fully-stocked minibar - for supreme sunset cocktails - and discreet air conditioning. Each room also has a lovely outdoor shower.

  • Eagle Island Lodge Deluxe Tented Room

    Each of these spacious Deluxe Tented Room features breathtaking views of the delta. Private decks, complete with easy chairs and a hammock, provide the perfect space to soak up the scenery or enjoy a private dinner. With maximum occupancy of 3 guests, each tent has one king or two single beds, deep daybed, large desk, En-suite bathroom with large bathtub and separate outdoor shower, furnished deck with plunge pool, wireless internet and discrete air-conditioning.

Services & Amenities

  • Four poster bed with a large private deck 
  • Accommodation with all meals & safaris 
  • Stocked mini bar & Spa facilities 
  • 24-hour emergency facilities and communications
  • Same day laundry service
  • Telescope for night gazing 
  • Heated Swimming pool

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: From USD 3800 per night, all inclusive

Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges