The only safari lodge in Chobe’s long forgotten Nogatsaa/Tchinga region, Nogatsaa Pans Lodge occupies a remote and exclusive position overlooking a pan. A luxury lodge built and operated by the owners of Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge.
Nogatsaa Pans Introduction
Certainly, Nogatsaa Pans’ greatest asset is its total exclusivity. With no other lodges located in this wild and untraversed area, there is a sense of utter wilderness. This region of Chobe, which is 20km from the park’s Phoha Gate and 80km from Kasane, was for a long time closed to the public, and now Nogatsaa Pans has re-established the safari element with total privacy for their guests. The lodge, similarly to its sister camp Ghoha Hills, is built with eco-conscious luxury in mind. There are 12 tented suites, including 2 family tents, and the entire lodge is run on solar power.
- Each of Nogatsaa Pans’ elevated tents look onto Kwikamba Pan, which is a clay bottomed pan that fills with the summer rains and is pumped during the dry season, ensuring water year-round.
- There are 10 luxury tents with king size beds, each sleeping two people, with en suite bathroom, viewing deck, and all the luxurious amenities from shower products to bathrobes.
- There are two family tents, each sleeping four people in two adjoining rooms, which share an en suite bathroom.
- The main lodge area, elegantly built from timber and canvas, has numerous viewing decks and a stylishly furnished dining room, which also enjoys the expansive views of the pan.
Nogatsaa Pans Game Viewing and Activities
The game viewing in this vastly unchartered area of Chobe National Park is wild, long having forgotten the presence of humans in safari vehicles. Some areas are open grassland, while others are thick mopane woodland, which is teeming with elephants. Expect to see some wildlife flee from the vehicle, while other animals gaze back with curiosity. There is an abundance of birdlife that flocks around the many pans and waterholes, and making the game viewing experience even more interesting is the presence of numerous elevated hides positioned overlooking known pans. Lions bellow into the night and hippos grunt during the day, and without the activity of other vehicles in the area, the sound of the wildlife is uninterrupted. Kwikamba Pan in front of the lodge attracts an array of wildlife, so we’d recommend sitting back in one of the sun loungers keeping one eye on the water at all times!
Chobe Game Lodge
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Desert & Delta Classic
This excellent 6-night safari explores the desert like area of the Makgadikagadi and the water wilderness that is the Okavango Delta. Activities include open 4x4 game drives with experienced game rangers, nature walks, mokoro (dugout canoe) rides and game watching activities.
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