The contrasting landscapes, abundant wildlife, and untouched pockets of safari paradise make Botswana a sought after safari destination. The country is home to premier land and water based safari activities, and a range of lodges are peppered throughout the country. Want a water safari? Head to the Okavango Delta, a world heritage site and home of the water safari. Want a savannah style safari combined with mighty rivers? Then head to the popular Chobe National Park, the land of giants. Want a desert safari? Then head to the arid Kalahari, a culturally significant area home to vast landscapes and mind-blowing mirages.
There are so many lodges peppered throughout Botswana that it’s hard to pin down our favourite safari hideaways, so today we’re focusing on 3 safari lodges on the accessible riverfront area of Chobe National Park. Staying here will ensure
The Chobe National Park is in the north east part of Botswana, in close proximity to the Okavango Delta. The mighty Chobe river meanders its way through the park, and the Chobe Riverfront is home to hoards of big game. The area is known as the land of giants because of its high concentration of elephants. The park is the third largest in the country, and the riverfront region is the most accessible. Of course, the geographical marvel of the Linyanti Marshes, and the ferocious predators of the famous Savuti region also fall within the national park. Chobe National Park is home to contrasting eco-systems, and therefore offers a variety of habitats for a wealth of different species. Kasane is the town that serves Chobe, and this is where the four countries of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe meet. It is also where the mighty Chobe river and powerful Zambezi rivers converge.
Chobe Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the Chobe River, inside the Chobe National Park. This is the only permanent lodge situated inside the national park. The lodge is expansive and has 47 rooms, sleeping a total of 94 people. It’s a 5-star lodge in a prime location, and all rooms are river facing. Sit on your private balcony and watch the elephants, hippos and birdlife flock to the shores.
Chobe Under Canvas offers guests the opportunity to stay in a mobile tented camp on the banks of the Chobe River in the heart of the national park. This mobile camp is the ultimate in luxury safari living and has 6 East African style tents nestled on the banks of the river. Enjoy boat cruises, game drives and a relaxed safari in the Chobe National Park.
Chobe Elephant Camp is elegantly perched on top of a rocky ridge and overlooks the river below. It has been built to take advantage of the sweeping views of the floodplains. This is a comfortable lodge that offers guests a sense of simplicity in the heart of the Chobe.