Rob and I recently had the very good fortune to be booked at Savute Safari Lodge for a 2 day stay, and it is one of the most wonderful experiences of our life....and we have had a number of good experiences! We stayed in a beautifully appointed luxury cabin with a waterhole in front of the verandah, and the day we arrived we were greeted with 22 elephant drinking and socialising about 20 metres in front of our room-- mind blowing! The 15 minute trip in from the airstrip with our guide for the stay, Gwiss, actually took about an hour, because of the number of wildlife up close and personal which we came upon as we drove, and we just HAD to look at them all. A very exciting start! We were given a very warm welcome by the staff, and as soon as we had had a bit to eat, set off on the first of our jeep excursions. Our guide was an expert finder of tracks and game, and we were blown away by the number of especially exciting things he found for us to see. The sheer numbers of game in the park is incredible, but the guides first have to find them, and that is not easy without the expertise. We ate first class meals , most served alfreso on the verandah at long tables, so that we met lots of interesting people and no one was left out. After dinner we all adjourned to an open boma (fire) beside the dining area for cocktails, coffee, whatever one wanted, and a happy sharing of the days experiences. Congratulations Obie, Angie and the team, on running such a wonderful place of hospitality and bonhomie. You make your guests feel very welcome, and we were very sad when the time came for us to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- To ensure a private and relaxing environment, Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just twenty-four guests in twelve thatched chalets built of local timber. The chalets, which have been elegantly furnished in calm neutral tones to blend with the natural environment, feature expansive private decks, a combined bedroom and lounge area and en suite facilities. Your stay at Savute Safari Lodge is fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, drinks, national park entry fees, scheduled activities, laundry service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Savute Safari Hotel Chobe National Park