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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Savute Channel, Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff and guides were exceptional. The food was delicious, varied and plentiful. We stayed three nights in Late June and had a thoroughly great time. Our guide, Watch, made the trip for us. If you are considering a safari, please consider this option. The game viewing was astounding. We had daily visits with lions and leopards, zebra and giraffes. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just wanted to thank on behalf of all the family a memorable visit and in particular to Robert our hugely knowledgeable guide for 3 days and 6 drives. We learned so much and broke all the rules!!! But Robert was fantastic. We saw everything we came to see (multiple Leopard sightings, Lazy Lions, Buffale, Elephant, Giraffe, And and and ........ More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We recently had three nights here as part of two weeks in the Central Kalahari,Savute,Selinda and was left a little disappointed considering what one pays.The location by the Savute Channel is beautiful,tents large and comfortable but weeds at the entrance,weeds around the tents,broken footpaths and steps,a fallen tree right at the entrance to the lounge/bar that one has to navigate... More

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and we do apologize that you had such a disappointing experience at our lodge. We have addressed the general maintenance of the camp with regard to weeding. However, the broken footpaths are caused by the elephants that roam through the camp on a regular basis. As our camps... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went on a six day safari to all three former orient-express camps in Botswana. The first was the Savute Elephant camp. We were impressed with the tents, they were really nice. clean and very well kept. The staff was very nice specially Bujos who is the assistant manager. His knowledge about his country is enormous. We had some wonderful... More

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Paris, France
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great location, wonderful view on the Savute channel and the elephants, perfect room, even if air conditioning is a bit shocking in a tent... BUT Poor service, common food - I could not even eat what they serve you with morning tea & coffee at the tent, lunch and dinner were not you expect in such a place, breakfast buffet... More

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pierre D, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. What you experienced at the lodge is most certainly not our service standard, and we apologize for not living up to our 5 star promise to you as our guest. We have recently employed a new Food and Beverage manager to address the availability and... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

thankfully, given the rates, this lodge lived up to expectations. The tents, service, waterhole and food were all exceptional. It should be noted, however, that the bush around Savuti Elephant Camp is mostly very dry mopani so do not expect the diversity or density of game you would see at Chobe waterfront or in the delta. Nice contrast however.

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Philadelphia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

this is the place to go to sleep in a tent,A/C at that, and enjoy annimals outside you front door. you are protected from them but you can sit on your porch and hear the sounds of Africa. We watched painted dogs chase impalas on our porch. we had an excellent guide,Mighty,who found all the animals we wanted to see... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you want to visit Africa and see game but like some luxury then this is the place for you. Accommodation, facilities and food are all top quality but the biggest benefits are the quantity of game and quality of the guides. Except for rhino we saw almost everything else, hundreds of elephants, thousands of buffalo etc etc but the... More

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Torres Vedras, Portugal
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Savute Elephant Camp was the first lodge during our first 8 days safari in Botswana. We stayed for three nights and we are very happy for choosing this lodge to begin our safari in Botswana. All the staff were very kind and available for all we needed. The Lodge, belonging to the Orient-Express company, has high level managing and we... More

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Efland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Stayed for 4 night mid-Nov.-food much better than i had expected-saw lots of animals-airconditioning much needed!!!! Only negative is that it is very close to Maun and lots of other tourists there. Every leopard or lion sighted was immediately surrounded by 5-15 cars, vans and SUV's. If going to Botswana for first time this is well worth including in your... More

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Additional Information about Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Address: Savute Channel, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Chobe National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Also Known As:
Savute Elephant Camp By Orient-Express Hotel Chobe National Park

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Situated at the very heart of a wildlife reserve, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is authentic and truly wild - the perfect place to feel the pulse of Botswana. ... more   less 
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