Chobe Game Lodge sits on the banks of the River Chobe with Morrocan-style furnishings, ornate décor and lush gardens to explore. With its prime location as the only property within the park, the lodge is the perfect choice for making the most of the park from the comfort of a lavish lodge.


Plan your journey

Location

The lodge is in the northeast of Chobe National Park, the only one within the park grounds ensuring guests get a head start on the safari crowds. Situated underneath the shade of mahogany trees, the lodge is right on the River Chobe so wildlife viewing can be constant. The park covers 11,700 square kilometres of riverine forest, woodland and vast plains which house a famously large population of elephant.

Rooms

There are river-facing 44 rooms at the lodge, each decorated in a Morrocan-style with dark wooden bedframes, rich red and orange cushions and ceiling drapes. Double doors lead to balconies or patios where deckchairs are set up for river wildlife spotting. En-suites are large with freestanding bathtubs, vast walk-in showers and tiled floors. For families, the Family Suite offers two bedrooms and a large, open-plan lounge.

Communal Areas

Continuing the Morrocan theme, the main area is full of tall ceiling, tiles flooring and elegant arches. Enjoy evening meals by candle in the cosy, open-sided restaurant or in the riverside boma. There is a huge lounge area and two bars for evening cocktails. Guests have the added luxury of enjoying the park’s wildlife from its spacious viewing deck long after it’s closed to tourists. A gym and spa are also available for revitalizing and relaxing between activities.

Activities

The lodge’s safari excursions are unique in that they take place in electric safari vehicles and solar-powered boats to stay true to its eco-conscious aims, and provide Botswana’s only all-female team of guides. Drives are available in the morning and afternoon to spot a vast number of elephants, lion, buffalo, giraffe and many more. Guests can take boat safaris along the Chobe or experience an eco-tour to learn of the lodge’s current conservation projects.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
Morning and Afternoon Game Drivesn in Land Cruisers and Electric vehicles
Mid-morning and Sunset Cruises on safari boats and Electric power boats
Laundry

When to go

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WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

During this period large concentrations of grazers can be found around the Savuti Marsh in time for calving season. This sheer number of young animals attracts large predator numbers from the surrounding areas. This is also a great time of year to see migratory bird species.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

During this period large concentrations of grazers can be found around the Savuti Marsh in time for calving season. This sheer number of young animals attracts large predator numbers from the surrounding areas. This is also a great time of year to see migratory bird species.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

During this period large concentrations of grazers can be found around the Savuti Marsh in time for calving season. This sheer number of young animals attracts large predator numbers from the surrounding areas. This is also a great time of year to see migratory bird species.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Wildlife will begin to move closer to the riverfront as the clear skies dominate. The rains fade, and midday temperatures are more pleasant. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so it is advisable to pack some warm clothes.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Wildlife will begin to move closer to the riverfront as the clear skies dominate. The rains fade, and midday temperatures are more pleasant. Mornings can be surprisingly cool, so it is advisable to pack some warm clothes.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with good game sightings becoming more likely. Midday temperatures are average around 25°C/77°F, the mornings can be surprisingly cool at around 11°C/52°F, so be sure to pack a warm fleece.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with good game sightings becoming more likely. Midday temperatures are average around 25°C/77°F, the mornings can be surprisingly cool at around 11°C/52°F, so be sure to pack a warm fleece.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies still dominate. Midday temperatures begin to rise and can at times be hot. Morning remain surprisingly cool.

Botswana has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from October through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. As Botswana is predominately a safari destination we would generally recommend visiting during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility.

Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, large flowing rivers and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

There are also two significant exceptions to the above rule of thumb; Kalahari Desert and the Makgadikgadi which come into their own during the wet season as wildlife moves in to take advantage of the fresh, lush grass.

Temperatures can be very high in and around the wet season; when the sunlight is at its strongest, however nights can be cool to sub-freezing throughout the year. So, don’t forget to pack warm clothing!

DRY SEASON

Clear skies still dominate, the landscape has now become quite parched; ultimately making this the perfect time for game viewing. Midday and night temperatures are climbing, with midday temperatures becoming hot, averaging 29°C/84°F in August and 33°C/91°F in September. Mornings remain surprisingly cool, so do pack something warm.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Game viewing can be spectacular during October; however, temperatures continue to rise before the start of the rains, with midday temperatures over 40°C/104°F not uncommon. We suggest early morning starts during this time to make the most of the cool temperatures!

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

The first rains arrive, usually in the form of sharp afternoon showers. The temperatures still however remain very hot, while the humidity adds a level of discomfort. Game viewing can still be great, but just be prepared for a little heat.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

During this period large concentrations of grazers can be found around the Savuti Marsh in time for calving season. This sheer number of young animals attracts large predator numbers from the surrounding areas. This is also a great time of year to see migratory bird species.

Like the rest of Botswana, Chobe & Savuti have very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the rivers and watercourse while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, Chobe and Savuti can offer great game viewing throughout the year. There is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

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