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Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Bronze price level

Mango Opinion

Chobe Safari Lodge is located in Kasane among several other lodges. It is our favorite 'great value' option in the area. The service and food are nothing to write home about, but the accommodation is very comfortable and the game experiences are as good as the 5-star lodges down the road.

The game drives are plagued by there being only 1 entrance for all vehicles to enter and depart Chobe NP, so the crowds are inherent. The afternoon boat cruise is worth the trip and a highlight to many Botswana safaris. We suggest this property to people with a moderate budget who can save a little here to put towards the luxury fly-in lodges in the Okavango Delta.

The Chobe Safari Lodge is advantageously located on the beautiful banks of The Chobe River, with vervit monkeys, troops of banded mongoose and resident wart hogs in the lawns surrounding your rooms. Accommodations are built in condo-like buildings so the grassy lawns are open to the river.

The National Park is the best place in the world to see the majestic African elephant as it is home to the world's largest elephant population, estimated to be in excess of 35,000. Game drives into the Chobe National Park depart three times daily. Afternoon boat cruises, led by expert guides are sure to be a highlight of your safari. At dry season in particular, wildlife congregate in the thousands at the water's edge to quench their thirst. You are sure to see families of elephant playing in the river and incredible birds on a sunset boat cruise. The dusty horizon unfolds into impressive red and orange sunsets with strolling silhouettes of giraffe and immense herds of buffalo - an iconic African safari site to see.

The lodge boasts an activities center, squash court, health and beauty salon, and cocktail and sedudu bars. Choice of English or Continental Breakfast is available and a light lunch a la carte menu or buffet lunch is available daily. Scrumptious buffet dinners offer wide variety of meals from exotic game meats, roasts, barbecues, stir-fries, Indian cuisine, or vegetarian dishes.