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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Perched high up on a ledge overlooking the Savuti landscape, lies the eco-friendly Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge. Savuti is part of the Chobe National Park and is renowned for being a prime game viewing destination in Botswana. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge has been designed and built to blend into the natural surrounding environment and to take full advantage of the spectacular 180 degree views.

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is fully 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 the site’s environmental impact.

Each luxury tented room sleeps two people, offers en-suite facilities and breathtaking 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. 

The luxury tented rooms are well appointed with no expense spared in the décor and wonderful linen ensuring a good night’s rest every night.

Accommodation & Facilities

Tented Rooms: 11 Luxury Tented Rooms – 26 Pax Capacity

  •  9 Twin / Super King Luxury Tented Rooms – sleeps 2 per room
  •  2 Family Luxury Tented Rooms consisting of 2 inter leading rooms with bathroom on suite in main room
  • – main room has a king bed and 2nd tent has 2 single beds – sleeps 4

Each Room has:

  • Private viewing deck
  • Superbly appointed furniture and fittings complemented with lime-washed wooden floors
  • Luxury eco-friendly guest amenities including insect repellent
  • Roof fan & standing fan
  • White percale/cotton linen
  • Fluffy towels
  • Oversized pillows
  • High quality duvets ensure positive comfort
  • Mosquito nets
  • Personal safe
  • Gowns and slippers for your use

Each Luxury Tented Room has its own cupboard with hanging space as well as shelves, a luggage rack, desk with a torch & coffee table magazines. Comfortable armchairs to enjoy the views or catch up on some reading.

Main Lodge:

  • Unparalleled 180-degree views of the pristine African wilderness and waterhole
  • Lounge area with various seating and reading areas
  • Dining area
  • Bar
  • Curio shop
  • Guest Restrooms
  • Rock Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Charging Station
  • Boma Area
  • Library with books on animals, flora and fauna are available to read at leisureSpa & Gym

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    Elegance and authenticity define our cuisine. Each meal is a graceful culinary event, featuring African-inspired themes and locally sourced ingredients.

    Breakfasts are hearty and coffee, tea, home baked rusks and biscuits are ready for the early risers at the boma. Home baked biscuits, bread rolls, pastries, cakes and scones are on offer at tea times.

    There is always a friendly and helpful staff member on- hand to serve up a freshly brewed bodum of coffee. All meals are served overlooking the bush in the main guest area.

    The boma is lit in the evenings where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks. At dinner, wholesome, home cooked meals may be enjoyed. Lunches, dinners, drinks, refreshments and picnic lunches are all included.

    Picnic baskets are provided on game drives and enjoyed whilst admiring the African wilderness. Private and intimate dinners are catered for.

    We also cater for various diets, vegetarian, lacto, avo, gluten free etc.
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Details Shoulder Season ( 01 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 ) Green Season (01 Jul 2017 to 31 Oct 2017)
Standard Room sharing USD 655
USD 885
Standard Room single USD 855 USD 1 150
Family Suites sharing USD 655
USD 885
Family Suites single USD855 USD 1 150
Children: 5-11yrs USD 330
USD 440
Details
Green Season (01 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017) Green Season (01 Dec 2017 to 31 Marc 2018)
Standard Room sharing USD 655
USD 455
Standard Room single USD 855 USD 590
Family Suites sharing USD 655
USD 455
Family Suites single USD 855 USD 590
Children: 5-11yrs USD 330
USD 230
Details Shoulder Season ( 01 Apr 2018 to 30 Jun 2018 ) High Season (01 Jul 2018 to 31 Oct 2018)
Standard Room sharing USD 690
USD 885
Standard Room single USD 900 USD 1 150
Family Suites sharing USD 690
USD 885
Family Suites single USD 900 USD 1 150
Children: 5-11yrs USD 345
USD 440
Details
Shoulder Season (01 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018) Green Season (01 Dec 2018 to 31 Marc  2019)
Standard Room sharing USD 690
USD 455
Standard Room single USD 900 USD 590
Family Suites sharing USD 690
USD 455
Family Suites single USD 900 USD 590
Children: 5-11yrs USD 345
USD 230
Green Season Special 2017

Rates are valid for  01 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017


Terms and conditions apply to the below rates as stated on the separate Tour Operator agreement.

  Per Person Sharing Single** Children 5 – 11 years
Green Season  01 - 31 Dec 2017 - See Xmas Surcharge
Standard Room $410,00 $535,00 $205,00
Family Room $410,00 $535,00 $205,00

The above rates are quoted per person per night and are in USD. Rates are subject to change without notice e.g. increase in park fees, government tax increase.

**Single Supplement

Single rate waived for the first 2 single rooms per bookinng, thereafter the single rate applies

Xmas Surcharge

USD $80.00 per person per night is applicable for the dates  21 Dec 2017 – 31 Dec 2017 inclusive

Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Drinks (soft drinks, water, local beers, selected wines and spirits)
  • Activities (game drives, game activities, walks around the lodge)
  • Laundry
  • Government taxes, levies and Park fees as currently legislated

Rate exclusions:

  • Transfers, flights, travel insurance and visa costs
  • Premium brand beverages (imported beers, wines and spirits)
  • Curios and items of a personal nature
  • Vehicle entrance fees for self-drive guests

Child Policy:

  • 0 – 4 years Not permitted at the lodge
  • 5 – 11 years Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  • A maximum of two children under 12 years can share with parents in a Family Suite only
  • Families travelling with children 5 – 11years must hire a private vehicle at an additional rates and subject to availability
  • 12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.

Self-drive rates

  • The standard rate is applicable for self drive guests. The rate excludes vehicle entrance fees.

Road and Air transfer

  • Rates available on request

Tour Leader and Private Viewer

  • Rates available on request

Guest dietary requirements to be sent to the lodge 30 days prior to arrival 

Stay 3 Pay 2 Special !
Valid for travel in April to June 2018, and November 2018
Excludes Park Fees for the free night.  T&CS apply.

Ghoha Hills and Nogatsaa Pans Combination Package
Stay 4 Pay 3 night Special – Shoulder Season

  Per person sharing For single occupancy Per child sharing with adults in family room
1-30 November 2017 USD $2415 USD $3405 USD $1470
01 April – 30 June 2018 USD $2485 USD $3530 USD $1530


Included:

  • Accommodation – 2 nights at Ghoha Hills and 2 nights at Nogatsaa Pans
  • All meals, teas / coffees, snacks
  • Local drinks (soft drinks, water , local beers, selected wines and spirits
  • Laundry
  • Activities (game drives, game activities, walks around the lodge)
  • Government taxes, levies & park fees as currently legislated
  • Transfers:
  • Flight transfer from Kasane or Maun to Ghoha Hills
  • Road Transfer from Ghoha Hills to Nogatsaa Pans
  • Road Transfer from Nogatsaa Pans to Kasane

Excluded:

  • Transfers and flights not specified in above
  • Travel insurance and visa costs
  • Premium brand beverages (imported beers, wines and spirits)
  • Curios and item of a personal nature
  • Spa Treatments

Child Policy:

  • 0 - 4 years Unfortunately are not permitted at the lodge
  • 5 – 11 years Pay the published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  • A maximum of two children 5-11 years can share with parents only in our family suites
  • Families travelling with children 5-9 years must hire a private vehicle at an additional rate – subject to availability
  • 12 years + Considered adults and accommodated in their own rooms – full adult rates apply

Minors Immigration Requirements:
Botswana Immigration requires certified copies of unabridged birth certificates for all minors under the age of 18 traveling through its ports of entry.

Private Vehicle:

USD $505.00 per day - subject to availability. Must be pre-booked at time of reservation.

Notes:

Special dietary requirements are to be sent through to reservations at least 30 days prior to arrival.
Be advised that Nogatsaa Pans Chobe Lodge is in a Malaria area and precautions are the responsibility of the guests

The above rates are quoted per person per night and are in USD. Rates are subject to change without notice e.g. increase in park fees, government tax increase.
Peak Period Surcharge: USD $80.00  per person per night is applicable for the dates 21 Dec 2017 - 04 Jan 2018 inclusive

SADC Rates - Rates available on request

Single Rate -

- Green & Shoulder Season: Single Rate applies to bookings with 1 or 2 single rooms. Bookings that have 3 or more single rooms will have the supplement waived on first two 2 rooms and the single rate will be applied from 3rd single room.
- High Season: Single Rate applies to all single occupancy bookings.

Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, all meals, tea/coffees, snacks, drinks (soft drinks, water, local beers, selected wines and spirits)
  • Laundry
  • Activities (game drives, game activities, walks around the lodge)
  • Government taxes, levies and Park fees as currently legislated

Rate Exclusions:

  • Road transfers, flights, travel insurance and visa costs
  • Premium brand beverages (imported beers, wines and spirits)
  • Curios and items of a personal nature
  • Vehicle entrance fees for self-drive guests
  • spa treatments & Botswana Government Tourism Development levy as currently legislated (see below on Botswana Levy)

Child Policy:

  • 0 - 4 years Not permitted at the lodge
  • Child rate applies when sharing with two full paying adults – a max of 2 children under 11 in family rooms.
    Families travelling with children 5 – 9 years must hire a private vehicle at an additional rate.
  • 12 years and older Considered adults and accommodated in their own rooms – full adult rates apply.

Botswana Immigration requires certified copies of unabridged birth certificates for all minors under the age of 18 traveling through its ports of entry.

Tour Leader / Botswana Registered Guide/Pilot   Rate:

  • Green & Shoulder Season   (2017)  USD $225   (2018)  USD $225per night
  • High Season (2017) USD $ 260,00 per night  (2018)  USD $265 per night
  • Applicable to professional pilots and Botswana registered guides.
  • Accommodation is in guide rooms and is subject to availability.

Private Vehicle Hire -  Rate:

  •  (2017) $ 500,00 (2018) $ 508,00 per day, subject to availability. Must be pre-booked at time of reservation.

Park Fees - USD $12 per adult per day / USD $6 per child per day (8 – 17yrs) / Free of charge 0 – 7 yrs.  USD $5 per vehicle per day. Subject to change without notice.

Self-drive - The standard rate is applicable for self-drive guests. The rate excludes vehicle entrance fees. 

Transfers -

  • Road transfer - Kasane to Ghoha Hills:  (2017)  $ 235,00 (2018) USD $215  per person one way. Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 pax in a closed vehicle. Subject to change without notification.
  • Road transfer - Ghoha Hills to Nogatsaa Pans - Complimentary transfer. Subject to change without notice. Min 3 nights.
  • Air transfer Kasane or Maun to Ghoha Hills: USD $265 per person one way / Ghoha Hills to Kasane or Maun: USD245 per person one way. Major Blue Air Charter.
NOTES:
  •  Special dietary requirements are to be sent through to reservations at least 30 days prior to arrival.
  •  Be advised that Ghoha Hills Lodge is in a Malaria area and precautions are the responsibility of the guest.
  •  Botswana Government has introduced a USD$30 Botswana Tourism Development levy per international guest - payable on entry to Botswana at airport or border - as of 01 June 2017.

Guest dietary requirements to be sent to the lodge 30 days prior to arrival

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 MAIN AREA


Main open area consists of various seating and reading areas, dining area, bar, curio shop and guest bathrooms. Views overlook the Ghoha Plains and a productive water hole at the foot of the hill. Library with books on animals, flora and fauna are available to read at leisure either at your chalet or up at one of the many relaxing spots at the main guest lodge.

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.

 
 
 

ECO LODGE


The lodge is fully 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 the site’s environmental impact.

Ghoha Hills is an environmentally conscious lodge, continually aiming to reduce its carbon emissions and operate with a sustainable ethos in mind. Restricted use of elements, use of hairdryers and kettles deplete the battery cells

 

 
 

ACCOMODATION


Each luxury tented room sleeps two people, offers en-suite facilities and breathtaking 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. Flasks of hot water with coffee/tea are also avalaible in the rooms. The lodge also has 2 luxury family-size tented rooms that sleep four and are suitable for two adults and two children.

The luxury tented rooms are well appointed with no expense spared in the décor and wonderful linen ensuring a good nights rest every night

What to Expect
Each luxury tented room offers its own private viewing deck and superbly appointed furniture and fittings complemented with lime-washed, wooden floors. Guests can expect an array of lavish touches when visiting the Ghoha Hills, Savuti lodge:

    • Luxury eco-friendly guest amenities
    • White percale/cotton linen
    • Huge fluffy towels
    • Oversized pillows
    • Down duvets ensure positive comfort
    • Mosquito nets
    • Personal safe
    • Gowns and slippers for your use

Each luxury tented room has its own cupboard with hanging space as well as shelves, a luggage rack, desk with a torch & coffee table magazines. Comfortable armchairs to enjoy the views or catch up on some reading. 

 

CUISINE


Elegance and authenticity define our cuisine. Each meal is a graceful culinary event, featuring African-inspired themes and locally sourced ingredients.

Breakfasts are hearty and coffee, tea, home baked rusks and biscuits are ready for the early risers at the boma. Home baked biscuits, bread rolls, pastries, cakes and scones are on offer at tea times.

There is always a friendly and helpful staff member on- hand to serve up a freshly brewed bodum of coffee. All meals are served overlooking the bush in the main guest area.

The boma is lit in the evenings where guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks. At dinner, wholesome, home cooked meals may be enjoyed. Lunches, dinners, drinks, refreshments and picnic lunches are all included.

Picnic baskets are provided on game drives and enjoyed whilst admiring the African wilderness. Private and intimate dinners are catered for.

 
  • Morning & Afternoon game drives in open 4 x 4 safari vehicle on private roads and waterholes
  • Full day excursions to the Savuti Marsh visiting the Baobab Theatre, Bushman Rock Paintings & Pimple Hills, including a picnic lunch (min 2 night stay)
  • Birdwatching
  • Stargazing
  • Sundowner drives
  • Private Dinners

What to pack
  •  Summer months are hot and humid. Cool cotton clothing advised
  •  Comfortable walking shoes
  •  Sun hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  •  Cameras and extra SD Cards and binoculars
  •  Light, neutral coloured clothing
  •  Bathing suit
  •  Warm jackets essential in winter (May – Oct)
  •  Beanie and gloves – the mornings are cold during winter

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Activities

    Activities

    ON ARRIVAL: Guests usually arrive at Ghoha around midday or later in the afternoon, they can join us for high tea in the main area. Here you will be introduced to your guide and he will take you on a sunset drive along the private road network around the lodge. This will end at the scenic Baobab site with breathtaking sunset views and sun-downers served. Photographers as well as nature lovers will experience a very unique landscape during sunset, which is usually filled with Elephants, Giraffes and Roan Antelope to name a few. If an afternoon drive is not what you are after, you can relax in our private thatched viewing deck overlooking the water hole. From this private elevated setting you can view the arrival and movement of a wide variety of game, quenching their thirst in the pan. Some of the sightings may include Kudu, Impala, huge numbers of Elephant, Giraffes, Roan Antelope, Steenbuck and Buffalo. You might also spot the Ghoha pride of Lions that roam mainly between the lodge and this waterhole, as well as Spotted and Brown Hyena.

    Ghoha Hills Morning Safari 

    Ghoha Hills Full Day Safari 

  • LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

    LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

    Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge aims to provide discerning travelers to Botswana with a unique, first class safari experience in an eco-friendly and eco-sensitive environment. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge lies on the ledges of Ghoha Hills in the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park.
    This Safari Lodge accommodation in Chobe is approximately 150km south west of Kasane and 230km north east of Maun. By Road: From Kasane the road transfer is approximately 3 hours with a leisurely game drive. Lodge transfers can be pre-booked at time of reservation from either Kasane Airport. There is a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 persons per transfer. By Air: Kasane Airport via caravan plane or smaller to Savuti Airstrip – 25 minutes in air plus 40 minutes road transfer Maun via caravan plane or smaller to Savuti Airstrip – 45 minutes in air plus 40 minutes road transfer GPS Co-ordinates: S 18°26’11.11” E 24°13’33.28”
  • Hotel & Room Facilities

    Hotel & Room Facilities

    • Main area comprising of dining, lounge, bar, curio shop and a traditional fire Boma.
    • Rock pool
    • Private 4 x 4 safari vehicles available on request at time of reservation, an additional charge is applicable.
    • En-suite bathroom, shower with a view.
    • Luxury eco-friendly guest amenities.
    • Ceiling fan, pedestal fan and Mosquito nets.
    • Viewing deck with chairs and table.
    • Children 5 years and older are welcome at the lodge.
    • 5 to 11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
    • 12 years and older are considered as adults and pay full rate.
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