After an early morning activity and breakfast (time permitting), you will catch your light aircraft flight into the Savute and from there transferred by road to Ghoha Hills. Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is perched high on the Ghoha Hills, overlooking the vast expanse of Savute within the Chobe National Park. The lodge is situated 20 km from the Savute Channel (approx 45 mins from airstrip) and with the elevated position, offers breathtaking views, unique in Botswana. Historically the Savute channel has been an enigma that flowed erratically but the area is currently in a period of transition at the start of what appears to be another ‘wet cycle’. The channel began flowing again in 2009 for the first time in nearly 30 years, the last active period being from 1950-1981.
The Savute area offers a harsh and desert-like landscape in the dry season when the wildlife is supported by the now flowing Savute channel. This contrasts dramatically with the rainy season where the seasonal pans fill with water and the Savute Marsh and surrounds are covered with lush green vegetation that attracts an annual migration of zebra and wildebeest, as well as an abundance of bird life.