Being in a National Park means you have to stay on the roads, so unlike Khwai River, we were unable to get up close and personal in our vehicles. Although we did have some close sightings, being bound to the road does make some difference. Still an overall wonderful experience--and you almost can't go to Botswana and not experience Chobe!. And Debby does do a great job of taking care of you. Great food, and service. Loved the outdoor showers. Our porch looked right out over the channel, so lots of elephants to watch. Air-conditioning and large rooms/bathrooms a lovely luxury in the bush. As stated in other reviews on the Orient Express properties, lots of Big $ and other wildlife, but no Rhinos, so plan accordingly. For us personally, we wouldn't have missed any of the O-E camps!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Savute Elephant Camp By Orient-Express Hotel Chobe National Park