Located on the banks of the Savuti channel, the intimate Savute Safari Lodge accommodates only 24 guests in cool, thatched, timber and glass suites. The Savuti area is renowned for its population of bull elephant and the unique interaction of the resident predator species. The close year-round presence of abundant wildlife is reflected in the recently refurbished, modern African décor. All suites have private decks, combined bedroom and sitting areas and en-suite facilities. The sitting area, library and cocktail bar are situated in an exquisite thatch and timber main building. Savute Safari Lodge boasts a viewing deck, an al fresco dining area and swimming pool – which is ideal for watching game at the waterhole. These features set the lodge apart from other typical safari destinations. Open 4×4 game drives are conducted in the Savuti area, including the famous Savuti Marsh, and the ancient San rock paintings at Gubatsa Hills, add magic to a delightful African safari.
Xakanaxa Camp is situated in a prime location in Botswana’s famed Moremi Game Reserve. It is set on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, and is one of Botswana’s very first safari camps. The main building is open-sided and houses the elegant lounge, library and dining room, leading out to an expansive sundeck, plunge pool and sala with a relaxing day bed, extending over the Khwai River. There is also a campfire deck, under giant Jackalberry trees where the crackling flames are reflected on the Delta waters. Traditional safari cuisine is accompanied by excellent South African wines and generally served around the main dining room table, softly lit by hanging lanterns. The 13 Meru-style canvas tents are set on raised platforms to maximize the views over the surrounding lagoons and islands. These luxury tents have large gauze windows, cooling fans and unique wood carved. The en-suite bathrooms include open-air hand wash basins and showers under partial canvas, hair dryers, fluffy towels and quality amenities. The doors open out to private viewing decks. This intimate family run camp enjoys generator power by day, and at night all the lighting is supplied by battery powered lamps, candles and paraffin lanterns, giving the camp a truly authentic African ambience. Enjoy game drives on open safari vehicles, or glide through the water on Mekoro. There are also motorized boats available for relaxing game viewing and sunset cruises all year round on the permanent flowing river in front of camp.