Chobe & Savuti Packages

BOTSWANA CHOBE & SAVUTI
Ghoha & Nogatsaa 

The Chobe National Park is in Northern Botswana and has one of the highest concentrations of game and wildlife in Africa. Experience Chobe and Savuti from two luxury lodges, Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge and Nogatsaa Pans Lodge, Chobe and take advantage of our 2019 specials.

The Chobe National Park lies South of Linyanti and covers an area of over 10 000 square kilometers. The Savuti Marsh is the relic of a large inland lake whose water supply was cut a long time ago by tectonic movements. Nowadays, the marsh is fed by the erratic Savuti Channel, which dries up for long periods then curiously flows again. It is often said that the Savuti grasslands provide the best game viewing in Africa today, with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the continent, through all seasons.

In the dry winter months you will have the best opportunities for game viewing, as predators tend to lurk around the water holes. During the rainy season the rich bird-life of the park (approximately 450 species in the whole park) is well represented. Large Secretary Birds and Kori bustards are often seen strutting around the Savuti marsh and small Redbilled francolins provide as a noisy morning wake up call. Interesting summer migrants and water birds include Abdim’s storks, Carmine Bee Eaters and even Fish Eagles. Little Quelea finches are quite a spectacle as they gather in thousands. They reach a frenzy of numbers in about April when a single flock could contain tens of thousands of these small twittering birds.

The region is indeed reputed for its annual migration of Zebras and predators. Thousands of Zebras moving slowly across the plains in their twice yearly migration, is a sight to behold. Large concentrations of lion also follow this Zebra migration intently, and Leopard and Cheetah are also sometimes seen. Some other Chobe wildlife to look out for: Rare and endangered Wild dog, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Sable, Roan, Eland, Giraffe, Baboon, Warthog, Elephants and Buffalo are some of the other animals to be found here. A variety of bird-life unique to the Chobe.

This picturesque, diverse landscape brings lush grasslands in some areas and desert-like, bleak stretches of land dotted with camelthorn trees in other areas. Jutting from the vast, dry lands of Savuti are the Bushman Hills (also known as Gobabis), another interesting geological feature of the region are the hills formed nearly one billion years ago due to volcanic activity.

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is perched high on the eastern side of the Ghoha Hills. This hilltop retreat boasts unparalleled 180 degree views across the Savannah and the natural waterhole which attracts birds and wildlife year round. To the south east of the lodge, the Savuti Marsh beckons with its unique game viewing opportunities. An exclusive and intimate ambiance permeate this understated luxury lodge affording even the most discerning of travelers to Botswana a truly unique safari experience. The Ghoha Hills Savuti lodge has been designed to take full advantage of the view. Whether dining in the guest areas, taking a swim or sitting on the balcony of the luxury tented rooms, guests of Ghoha Hills Savuti are spoilt with privacy and beautiful scenery. Each luxury tented room sleeps two people, offers en-suite facilities and breath-taking views of the African plains (Which can even be enjoyed from the shower). The luxury tented rooms have private viewing decks which can be used to enjoy the untouched wilderness. The lodge also has 2 luxury family-size tented rooms that sleep four and are suitable for two adults and two children. Elegance and authenticity define our cuisine. Each meal is a graceful culinary event, featuring African-inspired themes and locally sourced ingredients. All of our staff are from nearby villages and go through on-site training at our lodge.

Nogatsaa Pans Lodge, Chobe, is situated approximately 80km south of the Chobe river front area. Built with sensitivity to the environment and to create utmost guest comfort – Nogatsaa Pans Lodge becomes a must do destination for the discerning traveller. Overlooking the Kwikamba Pan, which is the largest natural pan, combined with the remoteness of the area – creates a safari adventure reminiscent of safaris from yester year. Nogatsaa Pans has a total of 12 elegant tents on raised platforms with expansive private decks and outdoor showers. Of the 12 rooms, we have 2 family rooms ideal for families with children aged 5 and over. The central lounge and restaurant boast viewing decks, raised platforms and multiple lounges overlooking the Kwikamba Pan where lion, roan, buffalo and large breeding herds of elephant frequent.

The lodges run on solar power, utilizing the available sun energy to generate enough renewable power to provide the lodge with all of its energy requirements and significantly reduce environmental impact.

Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open 4×4 vehicles on private roads and waterholes; day excursions into the Savuti Marsh (from Ghoha Hills only) visiting the Baobab Theatre, Bushman Rock Paintings & Pimple Hills, including a picnic lunch; Sundowner drives; Birdwatching; Stargazing; Spa Treatments; Gym (Ghoha Hills only); Private Dinners.

• Includes all meals, local drinks, game activities and daily park fees, flight transfer Kasane to Ghoha, road transfer Ghoha – Nogatsaa, road transfer Nogatsaa – Kasane.
• Excludes vehicle park fees on entry to the park for self-drive guests, premium branded beverages, visa, insurance, flights, spa treatments, laundry.
• No rebates for guests who opt to do their own game drives in their own vehicle.
• Package available in reverse order.
• Children 5 – 11 years 50% off rate sharing room with parents – private vehicle to be booked for reservations with children 5 – 9 years at an additional cost .
• Rates are subject to change without notice.

Optional – include a day trip to Kasane including lunch & boat cruise.

We are able to arrange helicopter transfers – please enquire for further information.

Subject to Availability. T&C’s apply.