Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Botswana’s Savute region has long been associated with some of the world’s greatest explorers, most famously David Livingstone. Come and unleash your inner explorer at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, where a spectacular new design immerses you in the untamed natural surroundings of the Savute region. It’s here that the mysterious Savute Channel ebbs and flows seemingly at whim. Whether wet or dry, there’s always a rich drama of animal antics to enjoy from the vantage point of our Lodge. Relax in one of 12 luxurious tented rooms, where an artisan-crafted four-poster bed takes centre stage. Recline on a canopied daybed on your spacious terrace, watching majestic beasts saunter by, as you help yourself to refreshments from the cocktail fridge.

Join your fellow guests in the airy lounge, a convivial space for reading, playing chess or absorbing the views. Swim in the serene pool, which blends into the surroundings, or treat yourself to an African-inspired therapy in our beautiful Spa tent. Head to our new viewing hide to enjoy a front-row seat of the action as elephants, hyenas and leopards gather at the watering hole for their daily drink. Night brings a new magic. After the afternoon’s game drive, gather ’round the campfire to revel in a unique Boma dining experience. Feast on African specialities as our tuneful staff choir sings heart-warming traditional songs.

Why we like it here

The lodge has been designed with exemplary eco-friendly and sustainable practices in mind, while still enjoying the finer luxuries in life such as eco-friendly air conditioning in the tented rooms.

Enjoy dinner in complete privacy on your expansive private deck or in the outdoor Boma for a more traditional dining experience.

The spa uses Thera Naka spa products, which have been inspired by the ancient wisdom of traditional healers.

Connect to the wildlife at eye-level from the lodge’s unique viewing hide, overlooking the watering hole.

Enjoy mesmerising stargazing of the expansive African night sky.

Things to be aware of

Complimentary wireless internet is available at the lodge, but connectivity may be limited due to the remote location.

As a safari is a wild and dangerous environment it is unsuitable for children under 6 years of age.

However children are welcomed on safari when accompanied by an adult.

Where we are situated