Chobe Game Lodge sits on the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana's diverse Chobe National Park and is the only permanent game lodge in this area. Its 44 rooms all overlook the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplain. For those looking for ultimate exclusivity, there are four luxury suites, each with its own private plunge pool and viewing terrace. Chobe National Park is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa and offers spectacular game viewing all year round.
- The only permanent lodge inside Chobe National Park
- Situated on the banks of the Chobe River
- Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles
- Best boat-based game viewing in the world
- Four luxury river-view suites with private plunge pools
- Riverside boma area
- Extensive reference library with lounge and terrace
- Stargazing deck
- Gym and spa
- Large swimming pool
Chobe Game Lodge has 44 river-facing rooms, each with a private terrace offering breathtaking views of the open Caprivi floodplains. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have overhead fans, a complimentary minibar, en-suite bathrooms and tea and coffee-making facilities. If you're looking for a little extra exclusivity, there are also four luxury river-view suites, each with its own plunge pool and separate lounge area.
Variety of Land and Water Game Viewing
Chobe Game Lodge offers a choice of land-based and water-based game-viewing activities, all led by resident professional guides. Game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon on open 4x4 vehicles, giving you excellent visibility. Chobe is known for having the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. Game viewing cruises on the Chobe River can be conducted on small motorised boats or larger riverboats (great for game viewing).
The resident guides also offer walking safaris in the nearby Kasane forests, gardens, and along the river, as well as stargazing presentations at night. Game viewing near the riverside is ideal as many animals congregate at the water's edge to drink, especially in the dry season from May to October. Magnificent sightings of wild dog, red lechwe, lion, giraffe and elephant are common.
International and local dishes are served in the terrace restaurant overlooking the Chobe River, or sometimes in the shade of mahogany trees in the outside reed boma (where you may be treated to a performance by traditional dancers).
Spacious and Comfortable Facilities
The main lodge has a spacious lounge as well as a terrace from which to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Chobe River and the variety of animals that come down to drink. If you need to stay in touch with the outside world, broadband Internet access is available at the stylish Thwene cigar bar. The extensive wildlife reference library is a great place to look up that elusive bird or strange antelope. The lodge also has a well-equipped gym and a spa and wellness centre (optional extra). A well-stocked curio shop and the large swimming pool offer more ways to keep you entertained whilst soaking up the essence of one of Botswana's most exclusive safari lodges.
Chobe Game Lodge is perfectly located within easy reach of Victoria Falls International Airport (Zimbabwe), Livingstone International Airport (Zambia) and Kasane International Airport (Botswana), from where a daily Air Botswana service connects to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport (IATA: JNB). Daily road transfers and charter flights are also available.
Our take on Chobe Game Lodge
As the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park and with easy access to the Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge offers the best of both worlds – excellent land-based game viewing and superb water-based game viewing, in a game-rich corner of Botswana. It's also very well located and is a great luxury safari option to include on any safari itinerary that includes Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and/or Namibia.
- All meals
- Local brand beverages
- Complimentary minibar in rooms
- Game drives and boat cruises
- Park entrance fees
- Laundry service
- Transport to the lodge
- Personal travel insurance
- Premium brand drinks
- All items of a personal nature
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The Chobe National Park is one of the most popular game reserves in Botswana. Situated in the far north of Botswana, Chobe includes the Savute and Linyanti regions which are known for high concentrations of lion and elephant. However, Chobe is best known for the Chobe River floodplain, where herds upon herds of animals gather in the dry season between June and October. The game reserve is most easily accessed from Kasane, a town just to the east of the park on the banks of the Chobe River, close to the border with Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.