Fodor's Expert Review Savute Safari Lodge
Chobe National Park, North West, Botswana
You will lose count of the number of elephants you spot from your room in this friendly lodge, nestled on the banks of the now-dry Savuti Channel. The exterior of the main building and the safari suites are traditional thatch and timber; inside, the neutral tones of the soft furnishings complement the view outside your windows. A wall of glass patio doors leads to your oversize veranda, from which you can watch game drinking from the riverbed's pumped waterhole in front of camp. Scrumptious late-morning brunches and candlelit buffet dinners are served on a raised open-sided deck almost within touching distance of the gray, ghostly shapes of elephants who saunter past on their nocturnal wanderings. In winter, you will appreciate the cozy bar's open fireplace as you sip your aperitif and swap stories of the day's events and excellent wildlife sightings, no doubt including some spectacular predator action.
- elephants galore
- great predator sightings
- spacious rooms
- if you have an elephant phobia stay away
- inside a national park, so no exclusivity
- no night drives or walks
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Closed Feb.