I'm referring to the fact that it is expected that the Savute Channel will have water flowing in it in no time! Very exciting news as the camp sits right on the channel. This will obviously flow over the waterhole, but who cares!! It will attract all sort of wildlife. The camp is very clean and elegantly appointed. The food was just ok compared to other camps and the pool was overrun with bees (I think there was a hive in the tile---I'm hoping they've since dealth with that). Our guide was very knowledgeable, but there's no question that there is some bad blood between the guides and the managers. It didn't impact our experience at all. There's a fresh water fountain right inside the breezeway lobby of the hotel which attracts all sorts of wildlife...we saw a leopard, hyena, and honey badger at the fountain during our stay...no, not at the SAME time!! All in all, it's a lovely accommodation. If I had to do it all again, I would probably only do private game reserves. This was the only property we went to that was near a national park and quite frankly, there are far too many vehicles in the park. It gives it a strange Disney-esque feel.
- 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