Savute Safari Lodge


It is on the banks of Botswana’s fabled Stolen River, that you will find Savute Safari Lodge in a setting of singular beauty. The now dry Savute channel is part of the dynamic Savute eco system renowed for its large concentration of elephant and lion and their troubled relationship.

Savute’s signature expansive glass sliding doors and viewing decks were inspired by the striking panorama, whether seen in the dry season when it can appear desert-like and barren beyond belief, or after the rain on one of those crystal clear days across the vivid green of new grass, the impression is always the same.

Savute Safari Lodge accommodates only 24 guests in local timber and glass chalets with cool thatching, beautifully furnished in fresh colours. All chalets have private decks, a combined bedroom / lounge area and en-suite facilities, which sets the lodge apart from typical safari accommodation.


The lounge, library and cocktail bar are situated in the exquisite thatch and timber main building, while overlooking the channel. Savute boasts a viewing deck, al fresco dining area and swimming pool – ideal for watching game at the water hole.

Activities centre around game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles in the Savute area, including the Savute Marsh, and a visit to the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills.
Savute lays claim to the second biggest summer zebra migration in Africa, which is determined by the rains, but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April, when the zebras are in search of the rain-ripe grasslands. Generator power is available during the day and evening.


Savute Safari Lodge forms part of the Desert & Delta Safaris’ portfolio of lodges, which include Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe Savanna Lodge, Xugana Island Lodge, Camp Okavango and Camp Moremi. Desert & Delta Safaris believes in sustainable, environmentally and socially conscious tourism and offers unique wildlife, nature and cultural experiences.

What is included

Your stay at Xugana Island Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, all meals, all local brand drinks, scheduled safari activities and laundry services.

What is not included

Gratuities, curios and all items of a personal nature. Premium brand drinks.


No children under 12 years are accepted. No children under the age of 16 are allowed on walking safaris. No childcare / babysitters are provided for at any of our properties. Children must be under the care of their parents at all times. Children ages 16 yrs (inclusive) and younger to share with a parent at all times.

How to get there

Access is by charter aircraft from Kasane (served by daily road transfers from Victoria Falls and Livingstone) and Maun to Xugana airstrip. Xugana Island Lodge may also be reached by unique boat transfer from Camp Moremi or Camp Okavango.

Airstrip Co-Ordinates

Xugana airstrip (private registered): 19.04S 23.04E. The airstrip is 900 metres long with a grass surface. It is suitable for single-engined aircraft with a maximum all-up weight of 2 300kg. Twin-engined aircraft are not allowed to land at Xugana without permission from the DCA.


Generator power (AC 220V) is available during the day and evening. 12-volt DC lighting is supplied for nighttime use, after the generator has been switched off. Video batteries can be recharged – AC 220 volts.

Credit Cards

Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club credit cards are accepted, but not American Express.



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