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Schelle, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 30 May 2016

A place in heaven. The rooms are very luxurious, romantic and spotless, You can’t think off something and it is present. The terrace is big and the view breathtaking, always action going on in front of your room, elephants, buffalo’s impale’s, kudu, … All food was superb and exquisite, you can’t believe how they do this so far away from... More 

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear grotereiziger, It fills our hearts with such joy reading a review such as yours, and we are so delighted that you found 'a place in heaven' in Botswana. There is something uniquely divine about the country isn't there! Mighty has been with the company for over 25 years, and his knowledge is as you say, unlimited, and he is... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

We went to Savute Elephant Lodge after visiting Eagle Island Lodge which are both part of Belmond Safaris. I was a bit concerned that I would be disappointed in the lodge as we just came from the newly rebuilt Eagle Island Lodge. Even though Savute Elephant Lodge was not as modern and new as it's sister property, it was still... More 

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Renier F, Thank you for taking the time to review all the lodges you visited during your recent safari and also your positive feedback of Savute. All three lodges offer such a diverse experience, and Savute offers such wonderful safari activities, as you noted the San Bushmen rock paintings and the magnificent baobab trees are sights that are truly... More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Traveled to Botswana and stayed in 3 different lodges in chose, Okavango delta and the noemi game reserves staying 2 nights in each lodge and using the airstrips to fly between the lodges. Having also completed an escorted drive safari I think I missed out on the culture, people and birds along the way when flying between lodges, but it... More 

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sezsunshine, Thank you for your wonderful reviews of our lodges. We are delighted that you had such excellent wildlife sightings during your game drives and that you were so well looked after by our staff. We do hope to see you back again soon, and perhaps the Rhinos will show themselves, but they are very well protected in Botswana.... More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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134 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is a beautiful property with an amazing staff. The accommodations, service and food were beyond expectation. The water holes are visible from your deck and from the dining areas for a non-stop parade of animals.

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear OlGreyMare, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the animal sightings at the lodge. With the ever changing water levels at the lodge, the recent rainfalls has had a wonderful impact on the sightings in and around the lodge and the Savute channel too! You are welcome to keep up... More 

Madrid, Spain
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72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We just left this camp after spending the worst 24 hours of my life. My wife arrived very sick and there was no doctors 200 kilometres around. Katrijn Muys and Jeroen Nys acted like a perfectly coordinated emergency hospital team and provided first aids to my wife. After 24 hours my wife started to recover and we had a few... More 

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr mrgoldwind, Thank you for this wonderful complement and review. We do hope your wife is feeling better and glad that our management team was there to support you through this difficult time. You are welcome back anytime, and we will look after you. Thank you and best wishes to your wife, Warm regards, Louise Pheiffer More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed really enjoyed this camp. Superb accommodations, excellent service and wonderful food. In addition, our guide was fabulous and his expertise enabled us to have incredible animal viewing. We were able to see four of the big five and several of the ugly five. You can't ask for a better safari experience.

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Neil R, Thank you for your wonderful review of our recent safari experience. We are delighted that you had such a memorable experience. We will be sure to share you review with the team and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. You are welcome to keep up to date with the latest news from Belmond Safaris,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2016

My husband and I decided to go to Botswana for our 25th wedding anniversary. We chose Savute Elephant Lodge based on the good reviews and ratings. We were not disappointed. From an all-staff singing arrival, excellent cuisine, accommodating friendly staff, lovely accommodation, interesting game drives and outstanding service. Thank you to all who made our visit special, especially our private... More 

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Hamilton, Thank you for your wonderful review and for celebrating your silver wedding anniversary with us. 25 years is really something to celebrate, congratulations! We are beaming with pride after reading your review, we are so happy that you were taken care of so well, it was our absolute pleasure to host you. You are welcome... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

My sister and I spent a wonderful few days at the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in Chobe National Park. We read beforehand that we could expect to be 'well looked after' and indeed we were. We received a very warm welcome on arrival and each and every staff member was delightful and always made sure we were comfortable. The team... More 

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PCurr Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you and your sister were so well looked after. It was our absolute pleasure to host you, and that Watch was such a fantastic guide and with your excellent sightings during your game drives. Hope you took a... More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this lodge. Our room was clean and luxurious with a marvelous view of elephants casually walking by. The food was very good and the staff extremely friendly and accommodating. The game drives were all we expected. Would stay here again

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 2Limey Thank you for taking the time to share a review with us and also for your wonderful review of our Belmond Eagle Island Lodge! It was our pleasure to host you and we looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards Louise Pheiffer More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

Highly professionell and friendly staff. Very good game drives, Good food, nice rooms decent luxurious. We really enjoyed our stay, I just can recommend this place. Animals were right in front of the lodge and we were right into the sometimes ruel nature.

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael F, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted that you had such a great holiday with us. Thank you also for your review of our Belmond Eagle Island Lodge; we do appreciate the recognition of excellence. Warm regards Louise Pheiffer More 

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Situated at the very heart of a wildlife reserve, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is authentic and truly wild - the perfect place to feel the pulse of Botswana. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Address: Savute Channel, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Chobe National Park
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Savute Elephant Camp By Orient-Express Hotel Chobe National Park
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