Rating: Mid-range Price from: £75 pp B&B
Chobe Safari Lodge is in Kasane in northern Botswana on the banks of the Chobe River. It is a large, good quality 81-bed lodge which makes a very good base for exploring Chobe National Park. The main building is an impressive large wood and thatch structure which feels airy, and very appropriate to its safari roots.
The accommodation is either in air-conditioned spacious safari rooms or river rooms, with some being on the first floor. All the rooms have a bath and shower and TV, and a small private balcony. They are tastefully decorated. There are also 8 rondavel chalet rooms in the gardens, and a few family rooms. The terrace restaurant overlooks the Chobe River and there are cocktail and sunset bars where you can relax and chat to other guests. The lodge also has a swimming pool, a beauty salon, an internet cafe and a shop.
Whilst here you are here can enjoy game drives in the superb Chobe National Park, boat cruises on the Chobe River, walking and bird watching safaris (seasonal). Other optional extra activities include fishing, visiting a Namibian village and scenic flights over the rivers.
Open: Open all year.
Location: The lodge is located on the banks of the Chobe River and borders Chobe National Park. It is well placed for Victoria Falls International Airport, Livingstone International Airport and Kasane International Airport.
Rooms: 46 luxury safari rooms, 22 luxury river rooms and 8 rondavels. Family rooms have an additional bedroom for children. The luxury rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and satellite TVs. All rooms have views of the Chobe River.
Activities: Game drives, game viewing cruises, days trips to Victoria Falls and to the Okavango Delta (book and pay locally). The lodge can also arrange village visits, fishing, reptile park visits and bird watching.
Facilities: The lodge has a restaurant, cocktail bar, sunset bar, lounge with viewing deck and a pool and sundeck. In addition there is a health and beauty salon, a curio and craft shop and a squash court.
Dining: The restaurant serves a la carte and buffet style meals, which are taken at individual tables.
Children: The lodge accepts children of all ages. It has dedicated family rooms and offers babysitting facilities.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There are internet hot spots throughout the lodge.
"A large hotel, larger than we'd have liked - but perfect as on the rivers edge with direct access to river safaris which made up for this. Food was slightly disappointing compared to other accommodation - mainly due to catering for large numbers - so food was often luke warm and meat was disappointing. "