Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge (Chobe)

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge room deck

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge offers luxury accommodation in Botswana’s Savute region; described as one of; if not; the best wildlife viewing areas in Africa today.

Tap into your spirit of adventure at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. Evoking the feel of a timeless explorers’ lodge, this tented oasis immerses you in the untamed wilderness of the Savute region. Relax in spaces shaped by local craftsmanship, watch majestic animals at the watering hole from the viewing hide, and gather around the campfire for an enchanting boma dining experience.

Getting there:

Scheduled inter-camp flights are approximately 50 minutes from Maun Airport or 40 minutes from Kasane Airport. Helicopter transfers from Maun are also available.

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge Accommodation

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge accommodation
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge accommodation

All of the guest areas and accommodation have been imaginatively designed to evoke a sense of discovery and adventure. Using the best Eco friendly, sustainable practices; you’ll feel closer to the wildlife than ever before.

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge boasts 12 x luxurious tented rooms shaded by a traditional African thatch roof.  Each is raised on a wooden platform to allow breathtaking views of wildlife in their natural habitat.  The expansive private decks are furnished with a huge daybed as well as two comfortable armchairs and a side table. This makes them perfect for viewing wildlife, an afternoon nap, or for enjoying a dinner in complete privacy.

The interiors are luxuriously appointed with en suite bathrooms and a large outdoor shower. The four-poster bed as well as a lounging sofa; are outward-facing with uninterrupted views onto passing wildlife.

Family safaris:

Children over the age of 6 are welcome; when sharing a room with an adult. However, a maximum of 2 triples is permitted in camp a night. Adult supervision is required in and around the lodge plus on activities.

All Rooms Have:
Complimentary WiFi
iPod docking station
Complimentary minibar
Bespoke bath amenities
Air conditioning
Twice daily housekeeping service
Complimentary laundry service
Luxurious gowns and slippers
In-room safe

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge on-site dining and facilities

Wining & Dining

A culinary safari awaits you at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge.
Start the day with a light breakfast overlooking the watering hole where elephants and wild dogs gather to drink. During your game drive, you will be served a gourmet picnic, and each night back at the Lodge; you sit down to a feast of regional delicacies.

Feel free to help yourself to coffee and fresh juice in the open residential-style dining tent and kitchen while your breakfast is prepared before you.

Boma – For a unique dining experience that brings the true spirit of Africa alive. Gather by the fire with your fellow guests and indulge in delicious local dishes as singers and musicians invoke the rhythms associated with this spiritual land.

Let us arrange for a private romantic table to be set up on the private deck of your room. Or stage an unforgettable dinner in the viewing hide; enjoying a secret, close-up view of the animal action as you indulge.

Lodge facilities:

Curio Shop,
TV Lounge and library,
Kosher catering (Level 1 which must be requested at the time of booking)
Partial wheelchair access (on request only)

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge Wildlife and Activities


When you’re not out and about on safari; relax and unwind by the generous pool and take a cooling dip.

Young leopard in Savute
Young leopard in Savute

Wildlife Viewing hide

Get closer to the life of the Chobe National Park than ever before. For fabulous wildlife sightings on your doorstep head to the hide overlooking the watering hole. At first light and dusk; animals including elephants, cheetahs, hyenas, and antelope gather to drink; giving guests a front-row seat on nature’s drama. At night discover how the nocturnal sounds of Savute; roars, rumbles, chirps; are magically amplified.

Game Drives

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 by the San Bushmen that will take your breath away; 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.

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge stargazing
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge stargazing


The vast open spaces around Savute certainly make it the perfect place to experience 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.

Bird Watching

Chobe is a bird lovers’ paradise particularly in the summer months from December to March. Over 250 species populate the area; ranging from the small finches to an array of majestic raptors. Expert guides help you find the perfect place and time to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Inclusive activities: • Discover the San Bushman paintings • Visit the Baobab grove • Bush picnics • Star gazing mythology • Spoor identification with a specialist guide • Morning and afternoon game drives • Bird watching

Your own private safari guide during your stay is available on request at an additional fee.

Special occasions:

There’s no place quite like the Chobe or Okavango Delta to throw a party. From inspiring events to milestone birthdays Belmond’s luxury lodges offer stunning venues for any occasion.

Celebrate a special family anniversary or entertain clients with a breathtaking safari excursion. Group rates apply to parties booking five rooms or more. Safaris can also be chartered for bigger occasions and parties accommodating up to 24 people.

Embark on cultural village tours followed by gourmet picnics prepared by the chefs. Or enjoy a night of stargazing, traditional campfire music, and tales from local elders. Be it a grand banquet or intimate cocktail party, the location and team ensure a life-changing celebration.

Proposals and Honeymoons

Hold your breath as impalas leap past your secluded sunset spot. Watch buffalo mingle nearby as you sip champagne on your private deck. Whichever lodge you choose; Belmond Safaris offer moments of romance. Let our team help you plan a passionate proposal or an unforgettable African safari honeymoon.

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge accommodation rates and offers:

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge accommodation rates fluctuate according to demand (best available rate). Therefore; we are not able to publish them so inquire with your dates to check.

Rates are full board which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all drinks. VSOP brands, reserve wines, and imported Champagne are at an additional cost.


Stay six nights at any of Belmond’s safari lodges in Botswana and only pay for five nights.
Valid at all three of Belmond Lodges in any combination. A minimum 2-night stay per lodge (The cheapest night will be complimentary)
Valid for travel from 1st April – 14th November 2022

Each of Belmond’s safari lodges enjoys its own ecosystem so the experience from one to the next is dramatically different. Together they form an incredible safari journey that will enchant the most seasoned traveler.

At Belmond Khwai River Lodge (an approx 20-minute flight from Savute Elephant Lodge) the big game of the Moremi Reserve is in your sights. Espy giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, and wild dogs from our beautiful raised, thatched rooms overlooking the floodplains.

At Belmond Eagle Island Lodge (an approx 45-minute flight from Savute Elephant Lodge), stunningly designed to conjure up an explorer’s base, you can drift through the watery landscape on a mokoro canoe, spotting colorful reed frogs and kingfishers.

Botswana Safari Green Season Madness:

Get exceptional rates across all three of Belmond Safari lodges when traveling between 15th November 2021 to 31st March 2022 (excluding Festive Season) and 15th November to 23rd December 2022.

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge (Chobe)
Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Savute Chobe Botswana

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