Best Places to stay on safari in Chobe

Best Places To Stay On Safari In Chobe

Chobe National park towards the end of the dry season is a fantastic spot for game viewing as it's river becomes the only option for thirsty wildlife in the area. Elephants are in abundance, with over 100,000 passing through. Great for a more affordable, quick Botswana safari as it is well connected to Victoria Falls, although the downside is that it can get rather busy. There are loads of safari camps and lodges in Chobe, below are some of our favourites.

Chobe Savanna Lodge

Chobe Savanna Lodge sits on the Namibian bank of the Chobe River, right at the northern tip of the Chobe National Park. The main emphasis of Chobe Savanna Lodge in the words of camp manager John is to ‘chill down’ and this lodge is definitely geared for that. Relaxing at the lounge bar sipping a cold G&T while watching the game pass by is a fantastic way to start or finish a safari.

Muchenje Safari Lodge

An old favourite of ours…and such a great value lodge.  Muchenje has the best views of any Chobe lodge and we love the fact that it is a privately-owned lodge located away from the crowds that Chobe National Park has become infamous for.  The lodge has got a great unpretentious safari atmosphere and is significantly more economical than the other good lodges elsewhere in Chobe.  Another bonus is that along with all the other activities (boating, game drives etc) you can also walk and do night drives. Muchenje is the only lodge in the park where this is possible - so a big thumbs up from us!

Chobe Chilwero

For those of us wanting the same luxurious accommodation in Chobe, you need look no further than Chilwero. Great views, great service and absolutely stunning rooms make this a fantastic choice however this camp is not for the authentic safari lover! Great value in low season - 1st jan to 30th June and after 01st Nov, but very pricey in the peak months.

Chobe Game Lodge

Although the lodge is large, there is actually no comparable experience to this in Africa. The amazing rooms, facilties and service couples with the best views and largest concentrations of game in Botswana, we really do like this place. It’s perfect for a 2 or 3 night stop and excellent value for money before heading off into deeper and more remote camps for the rest of your trip.

Chobe Safari Lodge

As far as large safari lodges and hotels go, this is the most convenient and best value in the Chobe area. The atmosphere is authentic and comfortable with a safari character while in the lodge, which a lot of big lodges fail to do. Located in Kasane, on the banks of the Chobe River, the Chobe Safari Lodge has great access to Chobe National Park for the most animal filled drives you’ll get in Botswana, and most of all, offers arguably the best big river safari in Africa. If you are looking for an economical and action packed safari, then add this to your itinerary, but you should make sure you are staying in other camps on private concessions to make this work. It delivers!

Chobe Under Canvas

This camp is run by &Beyond whose focus on quality food and drink as well as a high standard of guiding has meant that they are regarded as a company providing some of the best safari product in Africa. Chobe Under Canvas certainly lives up to the reputation. Overall a truly stunning mobile camp that is remarkably similar to the style and character of East Africa’s mobile outfits, but this one is always based on the Chobe River and moves every 5 days to comply with National Park camping rules. We love Chobe Under Canvas and the lodges value is undeniable….a very good choice indeed for a more adventurous type of stay.

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