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Chobe Elephant Camp

Chobe & the North

Rating: Mid-range    

Chobe Elephant Camp overview

Chobe Elephant Camp is high on a ridge above the Chobe River and floodplains. It's just 5kms from the western entrance to the national park, so is an ideal base for safaris. The chunky wooden furniture, exposed beams, polished floors and warm colour tones combine to create a welcoming and homely atmosphere.

There are 10 chalets plus a larger, family cottage, giving the camp a maximum capacity of 24 guests. All have private bathrooms plus outdoor showersm and are air conditioned. Each chalet has its own deck area, perfect for quiet moments, taking in views of the plains and river.

The main part of the camp is open plan. Here you'll find several sofas, the bar, a cosy library and the dining area. These lead out to a large viewing deck overlooking a waterhole. The swimming pool comes into its own in the heat of the day.  

From the lodge you can take game drive in Chobe National Park, famous for its large elephant herds but also home to buffalo, zebra, giraffe and a number of predators including lion, leopard, hyaena and wild dog. It's also prime bird watching territory, with over 300 species having been recorded. You'll also have opportunities to go on boat safaris, explore nature up close on a guided walk and visit the local village to learn about the daily lives of the Sibuya people.  

The lodge has been designed and built following strict eco-friendly principles, minimising its carbon footprint, using reclaimed wood for construction, sandbags for insulation and solar power to heat water and provide electricity.  

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Open: Chobe Elephant Camp is open all year. 

Location: Chobe Elephant Camp is on a ridge looking down to the Chobe River, 8kms from the Ngoma Gate of Chobe National Park. The nearest airport is Kasane, a 40 minute drive away, and camp can arrange return airport transfers. 

Rooms: There are 10 chalets and a family unit made up of 2 chalets and a shared lounge. These provide self-contained accommodation, each with an en-suite bathroom, an additional outdoor shower and a private veranda. Air conditioning and fans keep the interiors cool and there are battery charging facilities and safes. The camp accommodates a maximum of 24 guests at any one time. 

Activities: Game drives in Chobe National Park in open safari vehicles, boat rides on the Chobe River, guided bush walks in the forest reserve and village visits are all available.  

Facilities: The communal area is a large open plan room (252 square metres) with lounge and dining areas, a library and a bar. These all look out onto the floodplains and river. There’s a swimming pool and a deck with views of a waterhole, the perfect place to sit and sip a sundowner. 

Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables or with other guests, as preferred. Most meals are served buffet style. 

Children: Children from the age of 2 years are welcome, though minimum ages apply to activities. 

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There is no internet access but there is a mobile signal.

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Mrs. Rachel Taylor (25/07/2018)

"We loved it here and had a fabulous guide - Mike. It's a great location, we saw so many amazing things here and learned lots from Mike."

Max (13/07/2018)
"The site overlooking the river was beautiful. The food was always very good. Chatting with other guests around the camp fire in the evening provided great insights for future holidays. The camp staff were very friendly and welcoming and on one evening put on a special display of singing and dancing to entertain the guests."
Mrs. Laura Rumelhart (12/07/2018)
"Beautiful lodge and comfortable cabins. Chipo was an excellent guide and driver."
Mr Stephen Miley (12/06/2018)
"We were pleased we did add Chobe onto the end - it was different environment (wide flooded plain) and brought excellent birds by the river and a large pride of lions. Whole staff group were very friendly and welcoming. and the best singers of the four camps ! Less varied in the trips out as they mainly were going along the river and back. But there was a lot to see. Enjoyed the boat trip on the river. "
Elizabeth and John, UK (09/01/2018)
"All the staff and the super guide (Joel) made our stay here a wonderful experience. The accommodation was excellent and the wildlife experiences were superb and included close encounters with elephants."

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