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Savute Elephant Camp

Savute Elephant Camp

In the heart of the Chobe National Park, sometimes referred to as the elephant capital of the world, is the Savute – an area that personifies the eternal contrast of Africa. Perched on the former banks of the now dry Savute Channel, the Savute Elephant Camp by Orient-Express offers a spectacular birds eye view of elephant in their natural habitat. The Savute is a dramatic area which is home to high concentrations of elephant and lions. Prides up to 40 strong are not uncommon, as are sighting of all the other major predators; the endangered wild dog, leopard, cheetah and the hyena. Savute is also renowned for its excellent birding during the summer months (December through March), as well as being home to some very rare rock paintings drawn by the early San Bushmen, who once inhabited the region.

Accommodation

The luxury accommodation in Savute Elephant Camp safari camp is situated in the arid Savute area, offering an oasis amid the beautiful plain. All the luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views, and shaded by a traditional African thatch roof. The large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock, ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy.

Cuisine

Enjoy a relaxed meal overlooking the stunning Savute channel in our raised restaurant. Gazing over the channel which is home to one of Africa’s largest elephant population you will be treated to delicious cuisine created by our skilled in house chefs. Through out the day you will be able to relax is in the quiet atmosphere of the lounge sampling exotic treats or simply sitting back with a cup of tea taking in the remote landscape. Our skilled chefs are always on hand to prepare light meals or snakes for the game drives through the Chobe National park. In the evenings we will prepare the camp fire and let you experience a sky un tainted by unnatural light. Of course we also have a full stocked bar that is available at your convenience.

Facilities/Amenities

Savute Elephant Camp promises outstanding game viewing without having to leave the confines of the camp itself, so prevalent is the wildlife around the water hole. When you do venture out, in open 4×4 vehicles, the there are excellent opportunities to see wildlife on the now dry Savute Marsh, which is also home to the Zebra migration during the months of February and October. In addition to the game drives, excursions can be arranged to see the historic San rock paintings in the hills or the ancient Gametrackers Baobabs. Our camp offers game viewing activities in the morning and late afternoons. These activities take place on our safari viewing vehicle, designed for your comfort and safety. Activities are restricted to set regulations as the camp is within a national park.

COST

From US $ 615.00 per person sharing per night, incl. of all meals, drinks and game activities

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