Savute Elephant Camp is a tented bush camp on the Savute Channel in the southern Chobe National Park of Botswana. As it name suggests, Savute Elephant Camp is known for the herds of elephants that can be spotted roaming its plains. The camp has its own traditional boma, where guests can relax in the evening and swap safari experiences while marvelling over the stars in the vast African night sky.Head out on morning or evening game-drives in Chobe National Park, seeking the local lion pride and group of wild dog. Return to the camp and continue your viewing from the deck of the camp's lounge area. For something adventurous and interesting, discover the historical San rock paintings preserved on sites close to the camp.
Housed on raised wooden platforms, our 12 luxury tents feature sliding glass doors that bring the outside in, allowing you to observe the abundant wildlife from the comfort of your room. Thes tents are perfectly suited to the desert air and feature lavishly appointed ensuite bathrooms and dressing areas.Step outside onto your large private deck furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for admiring the beautiful plain, or for enjoying a romantic dinner in complete privacy. When you are not exploring the area, unwind in the lounge with a cocktail from the bar, take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, or continue your wildlife spotting from the viewing deck.
Early morning game drives take you out and among Africa’s largest populations of elephants. Big cats are on the prowl, too from leopards to lions. Depending on the season you will also experience the great migrations of creatures such as zebra and antelope. Rare sightings might include the endangered wild dog, rock-climbing klipspringers and the elegant roan antelope. Equally impressive and exciting are evening drives as the animals and birds emerge from their siesta, and the bush becomes alive with sights and sounds. Bird watching enthusiasts can enjoy the sightings of dry land birds as well as aquatic varieties. Out in the bush, where rocks rear up among stony hills, are a collection of paintings that take your breath away. These works by Bushmen are thought to be more than 1,500 years old and include beautiful images of elephant, giraffe, sable and eland antelope. After viewing these paintings, continue to the amazing baobab grove—a cathedral-like cluster of 13 giant trees that rival the Bushmen’s paintings in age. The open skies around Savute camp make it the perfect place to experience the vast, dark dome of the African night sky.
From $850 per person sharing