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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 01 Apr 2018 to 30 Jun 2018  
Shoulder Season
    01 Jul 2018 to 31 Oct 2018
High Season
 01 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018
Shoulder Season
Standard Room sharing USD 690 USD 885
USD 690
Standard Room single USD 900 USD 1150 USD 900
Family Suites sharing USD 690 USD 885
USD 690
Family Suites single USD 900 USD 1150 USD 900
Children: 5-11yrs USD 345 USD 440
USD 345
Details

01 Dec 2018 to 31 Mar 2019

Green Season

01 Apr 2019 to 14 Jun 2019

Shoulder Season
 15 Jun 2019 to 14 Oct 2019

High Season
Standard Room sharing USD 455 USD 720
 USD 910
Family Suites sharing USD 455 USD 720
USD 910
Children: 5-11yrs USD 230 USD 360
USD 455
Details
15 Oct 2019 to 30 Nov 2019
Shoulder Season
01 Dec 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
Green Season
  
Standard Room sharing USD 720 USD 480
 
Family Suites sharing USD 720 USD 480
 
Children: 5-11yrs USD 360 USD 240
 
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
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

Terms and conditions apply to the above rates.

Rates:

  • Quoted per person per night sharing and are in USD$ in standard luxury suites and luxury family suites.

Rates are subject to change without notice e.g. increase in park fees, government tax increases etc.

Single supplement:

  • Green & Shoulder Season: for bookings with 1 or 2 single rooms the per person rate applies. From the 3rd single room onwards a 30% supplement will be added to the per person rate.
  • High Season: 30% supplement added to the per person rate on all single occupancy rooms.


Child rate
:

  • Children from the age of 5 years permitted.
  • Children aged 5 – 11 years will pay 50% of the adult per person rate sharing with 2 adults.
  • Families travelling with children 5-9 years must hire a private vehicle at an additional rate.
  • 12+ years considered adults and accommodated in their own rooms.
  • Botswana immigration requires certified copies of unabridged birth certificates for all minors under the age of 18years travelling through its ports of entry.

Includes:

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees, snacks, local drinks (soft drinks, water, local beers, selected wines and spirits), laundry, game activities, government taxes and park fees as currently legislated.

Excludes:

  • Road and air 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.

Private vehicle:   rate of USD $ 540 per day – subject to availability and must be pre-booked at time of reservation

Guide room: Green & Shoulder season USD $200 per night. High season USD $240 per night. Accommodation is in the guide room and subject to availability.
Self-drive: Guest arriving in their own vehicle must pay park vehicle entrance fees of $5 per vehicle direct. The above rates apply to self-drive guests. Subject to change.

Transfers:
All transfers are subject to availability on request.

  • Road transfers from Kasane in a shared closed vehicle – min 2 guests – Available on request
  • Air transfers from Kasane and Maun to Savute Airstrip – Available on request
  • Charter company baggage allowance applies.
  • Helicopter transfer from Kasane to Ghoha – Available on request
  • Nogatsaa Pans: Helicopter transfers from Kasane – Available on request
  • Road transfers from Kasane in a shared closed vehicle – min 2 guests – available on request


Notes: Special dietary requirements are to be sent through to reservations at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Ghoha Hills is in a Malaria area & precautions are the responsibility of the guest.

Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy:

Provisional bookings are held for 2 weeks, thereafter a 20% non refundable deposit is required to confirm the rooms. The balance of payment is due not later than 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation fees will be calculated on the total cost of the stay.

  • Date if booking - 60 days 20%
  • 60-31 days 50%
  • 30-1 days 100%

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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