Chobe Safari Lodge, located on the banks of the Chobe River in northern Botswana, is the best destination for serious game viewers. Situated in the town of Kasane, the lodge is close to where the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia meet. The Chobe Safari Lodge is the ideal choice of accommodation if you were planning to visit the Chobe area, the majestic Victoria Falls or the Zambezi region (formerly named the Caprivi Strip).
The lodge borders on the Chobe National Park, which is part of the Chobe-Linyati-Kwando- river system. The series of islands, floodplains and lakes ensure an abundance of wildlife. The Park is home to over 80 000 elephants as well as numerous herds of buffalo. In the dry winter season the animals move closer to the Chobe River, so you will be able to view large herds of elephant and buffalo. Other plentiful game include lion, leopard, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, as well as puku, kudu and other antelope.
Chobe Safari Lodge has recently been renovated and it offers superb value for money when it comes to accommodation in the Chobe area. Accommodation is either in the luxury River Rooms, the new Safari Rooms, the traditional thatched rondavels or the established Chobe Safari Lodge campsite.
There are plenty to choose from when it comes to food venues. The Terrace Restaurant serves a delicious varied breakfast buffet (English or continental style), as well as sampling indigenous African delicacies. Barbeques, specialist game meats, stir-fries, a selection of mouth-watering vegetarian dishes and Indian cuisine are also on the menu.
The lodge’s Cocktail Bar offers a range of light snacks. Enjoy a refreshing drink as well while you are enjoying the nearby pool facility. The Sedudu Bar, overlooking the Sedudu Island in the Chobe river, is the place to unwind with a sundowner.
Other facilities at the lodge includes an internet cafe, a volleyball and squash court, health and beauty salon, babysitting and a curio and craft shop. Game drives depart three times a day; alternatively, there is an option of booking a full or half-way drive with a picnic lunch. Expert guides lead private cruises throughout the day to suit your individual needs. Fishing for the legendary tiger fish and species of bream provide for an exciting fishing experience. Equipment and a guide is provided.
The Kasane International Airport, Victoria International Airport and the Livingstone International Airport are all in the vicinity; Chobe Safari Lodge offers daily transfers by road or charter flights to the airports.
An exciting new development is the Chobe Safari Lodge’s little sister, the Chobe Bush Lodge, set to open in July 2014. Chobe Bush Lodge will be opening 150 m from the Chobe river front. The flagship accommodation will have 38 spacious luxury en-suite room each one with open plan bathrooms, showers, air-conditioning, TV and a safe. Bottom rooms will have verandas while the top rooms will have balconies for a breath-taking view on Chobe National Park.
OTHER BOTSWANA LODGES
Chobe Safari Lodge with its excellent position next to the Chobe Game Reserve is certainly the most popular lodge in the area. It is both luxurious and affordable. Other lodges in the area includeToro Lodge which is best for those on a slightly lower budget and Senyati Safari Camp which offers self-catering accommodation in the Chobe region. For those who prefer more luxury, the Mowana Safari lodge in Kasane with its gholf course and excellent service will be the answer.
Marang Gardens Hotel is in a beautiful setting with magnificent gardens in Francistown Botswana. The Marang Hotel is the perfect destination for both business people and for those on their way to the Chobe Safari Lodge.LODGES IN NAMIBA
It is a great option to go to Namibia from Botswana. Alte Brucke in Swakopmund in Namibia can be reached in two days from Chobe Safari Lodge. They offer both self-catering accommodation and meals. Overnight your first night at Namushasha Country Lodge in the Caprivi only 220 km from Chobe Safari lodge. Windhoek Country Club and Casino is more luxurious than Chobe Safari Lodge, but highly recommended by us. This five star hotel in Windhoek, is home to an eighteen hole golf course. Etosha Lodge is just south of the Etosha National Park and within a day's drive from Chobe and Kasane. If you prefer more central aaccommodation in Etosha concider Halali. From here you might want to head south to South Africa.Grunau Lodge, also known as Grunau Motor Lodge, is at the Shell Garage in Grunau in Namibia. Grunau Lodge offers overnight self-catering accommodation. Ai-Ais resort and mineral springs is in the ai-Ais/Richtersveld park and near the Fish River CanyonLODGES AND STOPOVERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Going to Chobe Safari lodge might start opening hosisons for you and you might want to explore some of the off-the-beaten-track options in South Africa. Kob Inn is a resort along the Wildcoast of South Africa. This family resort is both luxurious and affordable. Kruger Park Safaris offers affordable safaris in the Kruger National Park in South Africa in open vehicles.
Of course one has to get to these far off places along the ordinary roads and Merino Inn Hotel in Colesberg is a posible stayover. The Merino Inn is on the N1 highway between Cape Town and Johannesburg and between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. is a hotel in Colesberg Northern Cape South Africa. Where ever you might want to stay Temba will be pleased to help.
POSSIBILITIES IN ZIMBABWE
If your journey should be to the east from Chobe Safari Lodge Harare Cresta Lodge is our favourite hotel in Harare while their sister hotel is theCresta Lodge in Gaborone. Harare is within a day's drive from Chobe Game Lodge.
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