The Chobe River is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most iconic river systems. As a permanent source of water for the surrounding regions, the river attracts prolific and diverse populations of wildlife and birdlife.
Dry season on the Chobe River – from Chobe Savanna Lodge
In the dry season (July to October), there is no better place to be as large herds of elephant begin congregating along the river’s edge, often crossing the deeper channels offering a spectacle for guests.
Elephant in from of Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna Lodge has the privileged location of being situated upriver in a secluded area with uninterrupted views across the river and its game-rich floodplains. A highlight for many of our guests is to simply sit and watch from the comfort of the lodge as the herds of elephant swim across the river to the Namibian side in front of the Lodge. It’s an incredible sight to see!
Due to its remote location, the lodge focuses exclusively on the Chobe River experience. Daily river safaris are done in small aluminium power boats ideal for close encounters with the wild visitors of the river, as well as on larger flat bottom skimmers for those picture perfect sunset cruises.
An aerial view of Chobe Savanna Lodge located on a peninsula overlooking the Chobe River
TOP 10 REASONS TO BOOK A CHOBE SAFARI WITH CHOBE SAVANNA LODGE
With the dry season upon us, we have put together a list of the top 10 reasons to book a Chobe Safari at Chobe Savanna Lodge to offer you insight into what this spectacular safari lodge has to offer. For more information on Chobe Savanna Lodge please visit the lodges page on our website.
1. A COSY LODGE
Chobe Savanna Lodge is a small and intimate safari lodge with only 13 en-suite guest rooms making it ideal for an intimate Chobe River experience. Each of the beautifully furnished thatch chalets is equipped with a private deck from which to take in the spectacular location.
2. IDEAL FAMILY VACATION
With inter-leading room options and a family room available, the lodge accepts children of all ages. With a variety of activities available, including fishing excursions, there is plenty to keep your family busy throughout your stay.
3. UNIQUE CHOBE ACTIVITIES
There is a wide range of activities available from Chobe Savanna Lodge including boat safaris on the Chobe River, fishing excursions and a cultural excursion to one of the nearby villages.
4. SENSATIONAL SUNSETS
Sunsets overlooking the Chobe floodplains are some of the most spectacular imaginable with uninterrupted views over the Chobe River. For those still out exploring the river by boat, a short stop for sundowners on the river is the perfect end to a day on safari.
5. REMOTE LOCATION
On the Namibian side of the river and far from the nearby town of Kasane, Chobe Savanna Lodge has a remote and secluded river location making it ideal for the end of a busy safari where you can maximise your time on the river.
6. PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVEN
Our small aluminium boats have swivel chairs, a retractable canvas roof and low proximity to the water – perfect for those low angle shots of the varied wildlife as they make their way to the water’s edge for a drink. The larger skimmer boats are flat bottom with movable deck chair offering ample space for gear and the ability to easily manoeuvre around the boat to capture those special moments as they happen.
7. DINE UNDER THE STARS
With the open grasslands in front of the lodge we do regular dining set-ups around the fire and under the stars. No African safari is complete without enjoying a meal beneath a thick blanket of stars connecting to the endless horizon.
8. PASSIONATE TEAM
Our Lodge manager John Sepiso is a proud Namibian who has worked his way from barman to host to manager. He has many years’ experience managing Chobe Savanna Lodge and treats it as his home. He and his small team of staff are looking forward to welcoming you to Chobe Savanna Lodge.
9. WHERE ELEPHANTS SWIM TO YOU
Chobe is one of the few places in Africa where elephant are often seen swimming in the river. From Chobe Savanna Lodge you can simply sit back and watch as the elephants swim across the river to the open floodplain in front of the lodge. For the keen photographer, have your camera at the ready to capture this iconic Chobe moment.
10. FANTASTIC VALUE
In celebration of the reopening, we have extended our green season (off-peak) rates, now available from 15 July to 31 December 20170, making Chobe Savanna Lodge the best value for money, all-inclusive safari in the Chobe region.
Established in 1982, Desert & Delta Safaris’ portfolio brings together some of Botswana’s most historic and iconic lodges: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe Savanna Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Moremi, Camp Xakanaxa, Camp Okavango, Xugana Island Lodge and Leroo La Tau.
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