Savute Elephant Camp was a great experience, from the setting, to the wide variety of animals, the staff and the guides.
Upon arrival the staff is out front greeting you and from then on its personal service until you leave.
Our guide was outstanding and knew where the animals were, what they were doing, and where they were going. One example was first locating a leopard, anticipating where it would be headed and then arriving there before she did. Great photo opportunities. But more than that was gaining an understanding of the behavior of the animals and their routines. We saw lions at a kill, defending it from other predators. We saw elephants bathing in a waterway. And we almost had an elephant join us for a sundowner one evening.
The tents are well equipped and very comfortable including air conditioning - a necessity because the temperatures were above 100 F while we were there.
The food was very good and the service excellent.
- 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