Luxury Safaris in Chobe and Savuti
Chobe is famous for the enormous herds of elephant and buffalo that come to feed at the verdant banks of the Chobe River.
These are among the largest herds of elephant in the world. In fact there estimated to be around 120,000 elephants in the Chobe park.
It’s also the most accessible park in Botswana as it’s possible to easily make the trip overland from the Livingstone Victoria Falls area. As the climate dries, the game concentrates near the river area which is flat open terrain making for excellent viewing.
Trips can be taken on the river itself as well as through the national park. As this is a large national park, there is quite a lot of traffic here, so choosing the correct location is important in order to minimise how many other tourists you will see on your game drives.
When to go
As the climate dries, from May to October, the Chobe river becomes a major watering spot, drawing large amounts of game
What to do
- Game drives
- Boat safaris on the Chobe river
Itineraries including Chobe and Savuti
Lodges and camps in Chobe and Savuti
Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options
Savute Elephant LodgeA truly remarkable stay so close to the waterhole and river where the animals choose to congregate in this, the Savute area of Chobe National Park. Twelve beautifully elegant and well-equipped luxury tents sit well spaced apart in amongst a line of trees. Each has its own large private terrace complete with easy chairs, a hammock and binoculars for optimal viewings of the wildlife that surrounds you here. En suite bathrooms, traditional period-style furniture, luxury linens and a real sense of cushioned seclusion, makes it a deluxe safari stay with privileged twist of adventure given the location. A traditional boma and attractive shared lounge and library encourage you to really get into the communal camp spirit, and where you can discuss your day’s sightings with other guests around a dining table, a roaring camp fire or a round of gin and tonics.