The area surrounding the Savute Elephant Camp is home to Bushmen rock paintings, thought to be more than 1500 years old. This region was once inhabited by Bushmen, and their paintings tell of the elephant, eland, giraffe and sable antelope that shared the plains of Botswana with them. Be sure to also visit the baobab grove – thirteen giant baobab trees, similar in age to the Bushmen paintings.
Savute Elephant Camp in the southern part of Chobe National Park in Botswana is one destination where you are guaranteed of encountering many elephants. Large herds of these majestic animals roam the plains of Savute Elephant Camp, but this is not the only animals you will find in this region of the Chobe National Park.
The luxurious lodge at the Savute Elephant Camp accommodates guests in style under huge acacia trees. Luxury safari-style tents are pitched on raised platforms that overlook the surrounding plain and are shaded under thatch. The viewing deck of each tent comes with two easy chairs and a hammock to while away those lazy afternoons. The tents are equipped with everything you can think of: en suite bathroom with his and hers vanities, stocked mini-bar, airconditioning and a four-poster bed with mosquito nets to add to the romantic atmosphere. Other facilities include hair dryer, safe, overhead fan, intercom system, plugs for electric shavers and charge points for video batteries. Savute Elephant Camp also offers twin-bedded luxury tents, also on platforms and under thatch, with the same luxury facilities.
Besides elephant, other animals including leopards, lions, cheetah, zebra, wild dog and antelope are plentiful in the Savute region of Botswana, and you might be lucky enough to see animal migration. The early morning and late afternoon guided game drive offered by the Savute Elephant Camp will provide enough opportunity of taking millions of photographs to treasure in years to come.
Birdwatching in the Savute Elephant Camp has taken on a new dimention, since the dry Savute Channel in Botswana has started flowing again recently. This means that aquatic species have now joined the land bird species traditionally found here. If you’re lucky, you might even be in time for an annual migration, such as that of the carmine bee-eaters.
After spending sunset among the baobabs, return to the Savute Elephant Camp to enjoy a delicious dinner in the boma. Follow this by gazing at the Botswana nightsky through the powerful telescope. Maybe you can sit around the campfire and listen to local musicians with their traditional African songs and join in when they start to dance.