Botswana Safari

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Botswana has been called ‘Africa’s Eden,’ and for good reason. The country has enormous, pristine wilderness areas that are well protected, and those areas are alive with Africa’s incredible flora and fauna. Wildlife documentarians repeatedly choose Botswana as their ‘set’ because of the country’s stunning landscapes and prolific wildlife. Our newest Botswana safari will put you right in the center of one of nature’s most amazing ‘movie sets.’ Contact us to begin planning your safari.

Belmond Safaris, Eagle Island Lodge, Okavango, Botswana.

Make your travel dreams come to life! See Botswana’s beauty for yourself.

The magical Savute area in Northern Botswana is an ecosystem that befuddles scientists and geologists.

When explorer David Livingstone first saw the Savute Channel in the mid-1800’s, it was flowing. Thirty years later it had disappeared and the Savute Marsh dried out completely, remaining so for almost 80 years. It flowed again from the late 1950’s to the early 1980’s, when it again receded, and then flowed again in 2010 for a couple of years. Now it is once again dry. The mystery in all of this is part of what makes the Savute Channel so intriguing.

The wildlife in the region, including the second largest zebra migration in the world, makes it an alluring destination.

High concentrations of elephant and lion roam the landscape, including prides that sometimes number as many as 40 strong. Safari-goers also stand a good chance of spotting rare animals such as sable and roan antelope, as well as the elusive honey badger. Least known, but perhaps most exciting, Savute has its own migration. The second largest migration of zebra in the world passes through the area twice a year, including during the animals’ birthing season. Predators follow this migration as it represents a moveable feast for them, providing great chances for visitors to witness incredible safari action.

In the midst of all these wonders, Savute Elephant Lodge is set in the thick of the action.

Its luxurious rooms and amenities belie its wild location and places guests in the best possible location to spot some of the amazing resident and migratory wildlife. Expert guides with incredible knowledge of the ecosystem offer game drive excursions to seek out the best possible wildlife viewing.

The Lodge has a swimming pool to cool off on hot days, as well as a traditional boma for al fresco meals and the chance to get a taste of local culture with dance and singing performances. A spotting scope is available for scanning around the lodge for wild and birdlife, and rooms are equipped air conditioning for the hot summer months.

Savute is even more than wildlife and beautiful views. Early man left his mark upon this land as well. Ancient rock paintings depict encounters with animals and provide context around the wild landscape. It’s a rare glimpse into man’s epic history on the continent. Towering baobabs adorn the area with their immense size and grandeur. They have gazed over Savute for thousands of years and kept all of her secrets. Visits to these locations are exclusive to Savute Elephant Lodge guests.

See our it all for yourself on our newest Botswana safari.

You’ll have the chance to spend three nights in Savute Elephant Lodge, followed by time on a private island in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta for a water-focused safari, as well as in Moremi Reserve, with opportunities for a San cultural visit and night drives.

Learn more about discovering this pristine and wild area of Botswana here.

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