Savute Elephant Camp













In the heart of the Chobe National Park, sometimes referred to as the elephant capital of the world, is the Savute - an area that personifies the eternal contrast of Africa. 

Where two camps celebrate water and lush vegetation, Savute is an objective lesson in aridity.  Rain is rare and water is precious.  You will find yourself in harmony with a unique timeless place, removed from city life. 

In Savute, you realize that previous little has changed on these dry plains since time began.  And the realization dawns that you are fortunate and privileged to be in one of the last corners of the planet governed by nature.

Perched on the former banks of the now dry Savute Channel, the camp offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of elephant in their natural habitat, with adjacent water hole just meters away from the camps main building, the impressions created at Savute will last forever. 

The Savute is a dramatic area to see high concentrations of elephant and lions.  Prides up to 40 strong are not uncommon as are sighting of all the other major predators; the endangered wild dog, leopard, cheetah and the hyena.  Savute is also renowned for its excellent birding during the summer months (December through March), as well as being home to some very rate rock paintings drawn by the early San Bushmen, who once inhabited the region.

As this camp is situated in the Chobe National Park, park regulations prohibit night drives and walking, however game viewing activities are offered in the morning and late afternoons in our open safari game viewing vehicles.  All the tents, public areas and swimming pool overlook the adjacent water hole so it is not uncommon to see a wide variety of birds and animals from the privacy of your own tent.  Savute also offers a "Boma" or "place of eating" where guests can enjoy a traditional alfresco dining experience while being entertained by our members of staff. 

The 12 twin-bedded luxury canvas tents, recently placed under thatch, that are perfectly suited to the desert air feature lavishly appointed ensuite bathrooms and dressing areas.

Facilities include:

  • Individual gas geysers

  • 'His and hers' vanity unit

  • Private viewing deck

  • Outside lounge, with hammock and ceiling fan

  • Electric heaters

  • Air conditioning

  • Private outdoor showers 

  • Mini-bars

  • In-room safes 

  • Hair dryers

  • Electric overhead fan (24 hour use)

  • 110v/220v plugs for electric razor

  • Facilities for charging video cameras

  • 24 hour DC battery lighting in guest rooms

  • Intercom system to reception 

 We recommend a three night stay at this camp to make the most of the outstanding game viewing.

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Dinner in the Boma