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Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe & the North

Rating: Deluxe    

Chobe Game Lodge overview

Chobe Game Lodge is unique in that it is the only permanent lodge within Chobe National Park. 

(It also has the unusual claim-to-fame that this is where Elizabeth Taylor got married for the second time to Richard Burton!).

It is quite a large lodge, with room for up to 94 guests, and although it is now quite old, it has been beautifully refurbished and maintained so offers a high standard of accommodation. It also has a lovely position on the Chobe River, with boardwalks (seemingly wood, but actually made out of recycled plastic bags!) allowing you to get very close to the river to watch the wildlife.  Elephants are commonly seen in or near the river around here. 

The comfortable rooms are all in a row in pleasant gardens, and all face the river. They have private terraces, plus the usual facilities you'd expect such as en-suite bathrooms, aircon, minibar, and safe.  The decor is tastefully done. If you feel like splashing out, there are 4 suites with their own plunge pool and lounge.

In the main public areas there is a dining room and terrace, and a large swimming pool. There is also a deck by the river which is great for just sitting watching the river, and it's a good place to eat too. There are plenty of secluded seating areas so you won't feel like you are in a large hotel.

As far as the wildlife is concerned, this is indeed a prime spot.  Lions love it around here, and, as mentioned, elephants are commonly seen by the river here. The wildlife in Chobe is excellent, with many of the more common species such as impalas, zebras and warthogs as well as sable antelope, big cats, hyenas and even wild dogs. In fact, there is a family of warthogs in the grounds, doing a great job of keeping the grass short.

You'll enjoy the wildlie and wilderness based from Chobe Game Lodge on game drives, and safaris by boat, plus you can't miss a sunset cruise on the Chobe. 

If you want luxury in the thick of Chobe, this is a great place to consider. 


Open: Open all year. 

Location: It is the only permanent lodge within the national park of Chobe. It's about 10 kms from Kasane, and very accessible to Victoria Falls. It is on the banks of the Chobe River. 

Rooms: There are 42 standard rooms and 4 suites. They can be configured as double or twin. For families there are 7 sets of interconnected rooms. All the rooms face the river and are set in lovely gardens with lawns and trees. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms, private terraces, aircon and fan, a fridge, safe, phone, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities.  

Activities: Excellent game viewing within Chobe National Park, both in 4x4 vehicles, and by boat (max 12 people per boat). There is a morning and an afternoon game activity, with a mid-morning boat cruise thrown in. Sunset cruises on the Chobe are also offered.  

Facilities: There is a big swimming pool, a billiards bar, gym, library, beauty parlour, riverside terrace area, boardwalks close to the river, restaurants and bars (including a Moroccan bar) and a well-stocked curio shop.

Dining: The meals here are of high quality and served at individual tables. Evening dinner can take place in various locations on the property.  

Children: All children are welcome, but if they are under 6 years old game drives must be taken in a private vehicle (at extra cost). 

Health: This is a malarial area.  

Communication: Mobile signal is good here, and there is WIFI available throughout the lodge.

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client reviews

Mr. Karl Brueckner

"beautiful place with great accommodations. However, we were given two rooms when there are family and regular suites. the place was not kid friendly. Before putting us in a group with a guide. They should have asked who did not mind being with kids or should have taken us out on drives alone. dinners were more quaint in their atmosphere but food was more suitable for kids than Zambezi. "

Doctor Philippa Crehan
"Excellent quality accommodation and food. We had a full itinerary of 3 activities each day. We found our guide to be very knowledgeable and she also did very well to spot a leopard which had come down to the river to drink. We also saw lions and brown hyena. We saw quite a few groups of elephants swimming in the river. We were treated to a romantic dinner for two on a private area of the boardwalk on our last night. "
George & Jaki Kennedy-Copeland
"Very good accommodation and very helpful chef (vegetarian friendly). Lovely staff - lots of trainees. Great to be staying in the Game Park itself. We enjoyed the fact that the guides were female; they worked really well as a team and were very professional and knowledgeable."
Mr. Campion
"This facility is effectively a hotel that provides game drives, river trips etc. Whilst the wildlife watching experience was equivalent to other venues, the food and service were not of a comparable high standard. "
Dr Ian Macdonald
"It is just a large hotel so, had I thought about it, I should have opted for something more intimate. Their desire to pack in stuff by squeezing in three activities a day - early morning drive with a wake up at 05.00 (!), late morning river cruise and late afternoon drive is ill-considered. It is exhausting rather than pleasant. Three shorter activities might well work. It is important to allow for leisure/recovery time - bouncing about in a Land Cruiser is quite punishing. Ranks third of the four."

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