Savute Elephant Camp


The Savute Elephant Camp is located at the heart of the Chobe National Park, in the Savute region. Set on the banks of the former Savute Channel, it offers magnificent panoramic views out over the inspiring landscape, which is frequently dotted with the bulky shapes elephants.


A large waterhole is situated just metres from the camp’s main building. It provides the elephants with fresh drinking water and a bath. Settle down on the veranda, a refreshing drink in hand, and watch the elephants read more » going about their business – it is simply amazing!


Savute is a fascinating region, offering you the chance to see not only elephants but also large numbers of lions. It is not uncommon to spot prides with up to 40 individuals. Other mayor predators are also readily sighted: the endangered wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas.


Savute is furthermore renowned for its excellent birding during the summer months (December through March). Additionally, the early San Bushmen chose the site for leaving ancient rock paintings as evidence of their life and culture.


At its centre, the Chobe National Park is a vibrant wilderness, a wide savannah area with rocky outcrops, which seem to guard what was once a marshy swamp scared by countless channels.


The Orient-Express group stands for first-class quality and, doubtlessly the Savute Elephant Camp is one of the most luxurious in the entire Chobe National Park. Consisting of only twelve tents, Savute offers you a very private and special holiday.


The camp offers a semi-open restaurant and bar, beautifully situated swimming pool, Booma, library and souvenir shop. The service is courteous and unobtrusive and the overall atmosphere is very friendly. We are sure you will feel right at home.


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The Savute Elephant Camp consists of merely 12 tents and offers a private and exclusive atmosphere far off the beaten track. All tents are set on raised decks, ensuring the best possible view out over read more » the pristine surroundings.


Traditional African thatched roofs provide welcome shade. Each large, private terrace is fitted with comfortable easy chairs and a hammock. Just right for observing the local wildlife in all comfort! In the evenings, a candlelight dinner for two may also be served on your terrace.


The tent’s interior is luxuriously comfortable, featuring a spacious, private bathroom, fully stocked mini bar, safe, four-poster bed with mosquito net and a state-of-the-art air-conditioning system.


The twelve canvas tents are equipped with large double beds. The thatched roofs are the ideal construction for the Tanzanian desert winds. The ambience is spacious, the highlight being the private terrace commanding a stunning view across the old channel.


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Animal life being abundant, the Savute Elephant Camp’s principal activities are the exciting safaris. Of course, the elephants are the highlight. Observe the big animals up close as they come to drink read more » at the camp’s waterhole.


Despite the plentiful sightings from the camp’s comfortable facilities, do not miss the opportunity to go on safari with the experienced rangers. Safaris are conducted either in open landrovers or in the form of guided safari hikes.


The area is home to both countless elephants and lions. It is not uncommon to spot prides with up to 40 individuals. Other mayor predators are also readily sighted: the endangered wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas.


The Savute Elephant Camp’s rangers are highly qualified and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with the camp’s guests. The wildlife diversity is breathtaking. The evenings spent around the fire are a great opportunity to swap safari stories with the other guests and rangers.


Important information about Orient-Express Safaris:


Orient-Express Safaris proudly supports the Endangered Wildlife Trust. This organisation is one of the main benefactors of the Wattled Crane Project.


By staying at any of the Orient-Express Safaris’ lodges, you are directly supporting the conservation projects and ensure that endangered species are protected for ecological stability and for future generations to enjoy.


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