Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe is a magical place, filled with natural beauty and wildlife – especially elpehants. Chobe Game Lodge has the advantage of being the only permanent accommodation within the Chobe National Park, this means you get to enjoy the park before anyone else gets there in the morning, and can stay a little later each afternoon. The riverside location is superb, you can sit on the expansive deck and watch game come and go throughout the day.
Chobe Game Lodge has a stunning location right on the edge of the Chobe River. It is one of the larger lodges in the area, but don’t be put off by this. It’s been beautifully designed and revamped, there are plenty of cosy corners where you can relax and you’ll feel quite at home.
The staff seem to go that extra mile to make you welcome too. The use of electric vehicles and boats for game drives and river cruises is a nice touch, they take their eco-credentials very seriously and it’s the only lodge in Botswana that has an all-female guiding team – The Chobe Angels.
Take stroll through the gardens and you may happen upon a family of warthogs, graciously tending to the lawns. If you don’t fancy a siesta in the afternoon, then spend a little bit of time of the Chobe Deck of Fame, there is almost always some wildlife out on the floodplain, and it’s a lovely place to sit and catch the breeze with a cold drink in hand soaking up the views.
We like the hospitality at Chobe Game Lodge, and if your budget will allow it, it’s one of our favourites. Being situated in the park you get extra time to spend amongst the wildlife that would otherwise be spent getting to and from the park gate.
Times to Go
Chobe can be visited all year round. The best game viewing is in the dry season, so June to October, although October can be very hot. The riverside area of Chobe is particularly known for elephants, and the peak season for seeing them is the dry season from about August to October, though really, it’s unlikely you’ll come here and not see a few elephants!
Being a national park, Chobe can get busy in peak season (July-October). If you prefer somewhere quieter at this time, we can always suggest a private concession area instead, but we still love Chobe.
Chobe Game Lodge highlights
- Only lodge within Chobe National Park
- Stunning riverside location
- Excellent wildlife
- Game viewing from the expansive deck
- Sunset cruises on the Chobe River
- Superb hospitality
- Elephants galore
Chobe Game Lodge location
Chobe game lodge
- 44 rooms
- Open all year round
- Children of all ages welcome
- Swimming pool
- Spa & gym facilities
- Boardwalk and deck
- Game drives
- AM and PM boat cruises
- Back of house eco tour
- Cultural exploration
(with a 4 night stay)
Chobe Game Lodge rooms
Standard lodge rooms
There’s nothing standard about the rooms at Chobe Game Lodge. All rooms look out to the Chobe River with their own private terrace. They have been recently refurbished to a very high standard with air conditioning and fans to keep things cool. The en-suite bathrooms are huge and include a large bath tub and a separate walk-in shower. Each room has a complimentary mini-bar filled with soft drinks, beer and spirits. There’s ample storage space and a lockable safe for valuables. The décor is stylish and current, with a north African feel to it. There is a 2-bedroom family room available and some rooms have interleading doors. However, families may prefer the spacious suites.
Luxury Family Suites
The suites are perfect for families. Large ornate wooden doors lead into your private area and onto the terrace with your own infinity plunge pool, you have complete privacy. There is ample space, each suite enjoys views out to the river. There is a lounge area and master bedroom and a second bedroom with twin beds, both bedrooms lead out to the terrace. There is a large shared bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and twin basins. In-room dining can also be arranged at flexible times to suite you. The décor is similar to the standard rooms, classy and elegant.
Twiga the giraffe likes this because…
“Chobe Game Lodge takes great pride in their eco-credentials and awards – they are incredibly pro-active in reducing the environmental impact of the lodge. They use advanced technology to power their electric boats and safari vehicles, a biogas plant to process 100kg of biodegradable waste per day, grey water recycling and general recycling. The lodge also contributes financially to over 20 different initiatives to empower the local community. Another point is that they currently have an all-female guiding team (Chobe’s Angels), which is very unusual in the whole of Africa.”
And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.
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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.