Chobe Game Lodge Safari Lodge
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 48 rooms all overlook the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplains. For those looking for ultimate exclusivity, there are 4 luxury suites, each with their 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.
* Chobe Game Lodge Highlights
- ∞ 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
- ∞ 4 Luxury river-view suites with private plunge pools
- ∞ Riverside boma area
- ∞ Extensive reference library with lounge and terrace
- ∞ Star-gazing deck
- ∞ Gym and spa
- ∞ Large swimming pool
More about this accommodation
Chobe Game Lodge has 47 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 mini-bar, en-suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities. If you're looking for a little extra exclusivity, there are also 4 luxury river-view suites, each with their own plunge pool and separate lounge area.
Extensive Renovations with Little Disruption
Chobe Game Lodge will soon be undergoing a facelift. Work is scheduled to start on 12 January 2015 with completion of the west wing by the end of July 2015. Work will temporarily cease over the peak season and commence again in January 2016 with all rooms planned to be completed by July 2016. There will be as little disruption to you as possible - each wing will be closed during the refurbishment and work will be carried out as discreetly as possible with large buffers in place.
Variety of Land and Water Game Viewing
Chobe Game Lodge offers a choice of land and water 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 river walks and star gazing presentations. Game viewing near the riverside is ideal as many animals congregate at the waters 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 & 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 game that often come down to drink. There is also fully-equipped, air-conditioned conference room and business center. 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 center (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.
- ∞ Accommodation
- ∞ All meals
- ∞ Local brand beverages
- ∞ Complimentary mini bar in rooms
- ∞ Game drives and boat cruises
- ∞ Park entrance fees
- ∞ Laundry service
- x Transport to the lodge
- x Personal travel insurance
- x Premium brand drinks
- x Gratuities
- x All items of a personal nature
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One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.