Savanna is a small safari lodge with only 9 suites. There are 7 tented-suites as well as the large Savanna suite.
The tented suites at Savanna are very romantic with a bedroom area and a large en-suite bathroom. The bathroom has both an indoor and outdoor shower. The more adventurous guest can enjoy an evening shower under the magnificent African night sky. The tented suites at Savanna all have their own private decks overlooking the bush. It is not uncommon for guest to have some great game viewing experiences from their decks.
At Savanna there is also the large Savanna Suite that I was fortunate enough to stay in. The Savanna suite is best described as a large villa in the bush. This is an ideal option for families travelling together. The suite consists of 2 large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a large inter-leading lounge and deck area. Each of the bedrooms also has their own decks and private plunge pools.
The main lodge building at Savanna consists of a large dining area and a bar. Outside of the main lodge building there is also a pool area and a very well equipped gym for those wanting to work out. A good workout is to be recommended to avoid putting on too much weight from all the good food and wine served at Savanna.
"A wildlife photographer’s paradise and a home away from home in the African bush summarizes my experience at Savanna in the Sabi Sands."
Safari at Savanna
The safari experience at Savanna is fantastic. The lodge is situated in the premier game viewing area of South Africa.
When staying at Savanna I was very fortunate to have Paddy Hagelthorn as a ranger. Paddy has tremendous experience from the African bush having spent the last quarter of a century working as a game ranger. He is a real fountain of knowledge about the bush. He is also a renowned wildlife photographer.
As I quite enjoy photography myself it was a great experience to go on game drive with Paddy. He was able to share his knowledge of how to capture the best animal shots. When Paddy took us to the must amazing heard of lions with cubs even I managed to take a couple of good pictures.
Just afterwards we saw a leopard in the sunset and Paddy positioned the vehicle perfectly for us to get some great photos.
Savanna Safari Lodge is a perfect choice for those wanting a romantic safari in the famous Sabi Sands. The lodge is not ultra luxurious like some of its neighbours but it offers great comfort, excellent food, great value for money and above all an amazing safari.
Why we choose Savanna
- Some of the best game viewing in Africa
- Luxurious and romantic accommodation
- A wildlife photographers paradise