Savute Safari Lodge
Chobe National Park – Savuti Marsh
Savute Safari Lodge lies in the Linyanti area of Northern Botswana. The Savute Channel stretches all the way from the Linyanti River to the Savute Marsh in the Western section of Chobe National Park. An unpredictable water source for the area the channel had been dry for nearly 80 years before once again flooding. Good rains or floods in other parts of the country do not affect the water levels, adding to the mystery of the area.
The missionary David Livingstone first discovered the Savute Channel in 1851, at this time it was flowing. More than 30 years later it had disappeared and the Savute Marsh had dried out completely. The marsh remained this way for almost 80 years. It began flowing again from the 1950’s to the early 1980’s, when it once again receded and dried up. In 2009 the channel began flowing again and by January 2010 had spilled into the Savute Marsh for the first time in three decades.
Morning and afternoon game drives as well as visits to the ancient San bushmen rock paintings at the Gubatsa Hills – a small rocky outcrop which forms a prominent landmark in the otherwise flat landscape.
Savute Safari Lodge accommodates just twenty four guests in eleven thatched chalets built of local timber. The chalets and main guest areas create a sense of warmth and tranquility in understated luxury. A family room is made up of two double bedrooms. Warm and neutral earth tones blend with the lodges surroundings and each chalet has it’s own large deck, a combined bedroom and lounge area and en-suite bathrooms.
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For more information on this area and the importance of the Chobe River read about the Chobe Linyanti River System.