Chobe Game Lodge

Serondella, Chobe National Park, Botswana

The Chobe National Park is one of Africa’s best known safari destinations. Serondella to the north of the park comprises huge floodplains. Vast herds of elephant and buffalo congregate on these fertile plains providing excellent game viewing.

Chobe Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the Chobe River in the Serondella region of the Chobe National Park. The lodge is the only permanent game lodge situated within the Chobe National Park and is an excellent base to explore the Chobe National Park and the Chobe River.

The lodge accommodates up to 94 guests in total luxury, offering a both land and water activities, the most complete game experience in the Chobe area.

Game drives are conducted both in the morning and afternoons in open sided 4 X 4 vehicles ensuring maximum visibility, whilst game viewing on the Chobe River is conducted by small highly maneuverable shallow drafted boats, perfect getting close to the wildlife which congregates on the river banks. Chobe Game Lodge’s resident professional guides and environmentalist also offer star gazing on our stargazing deck.

Meals are catered for at the terrace restaurant overlooking the Chobe River. Chobe Game Lodge’s fully equipped and air conditioned conference room seats a maximum of 100 people, depending on the seating configuration.

For guests needing to keep in touch, broadband internet access is available at the Thwene bar, a stylish cigar bar with a champion sized billiard table and outside terrace overlooking the Chobe River. Chobe Game Lodge also has a reference library with lounge and terrace. Other facilities include a large swimming pool with terrace and a riverside boma area where a Marimba band or traditional dancers can perform.

All 47 rooms at the lodge are river facing and air conditioned with overhead fans, complimentary mini bar, en-suite bathrooms and private terrace. The four river view suites each have a plunge pool.

The lodge is a leader in Sustainable Tourism practice in Botswana and was awarded a GREEN+ rating by the Botswana Tourism Organisation in 2010. Advanced onsite recycling efforts include can crushing, grey water recycling for clean irrigation usage, solar heating and an innovative glass recycling system, transforming used bottles into bricks for future community development projects.

In Outline

Location

Access

Chobe Game Lodge is accessed via either Kasane, Victoria Falls or Livingstone International Airports.

Alternatively Chobe Game Lodge is accessed via light aircraft from the safari areas to the south.

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Rates
From USD 495
January, February, March and December
USD 495
April, May, June and November
USD 595
July, August, September and October
USD 895

Climate

The Chobe region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in Chobe are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • À la carte and gourmet buffet dining
  • Gym & Beauty Spa
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the lodge
  • Eco-friendly elevated River Boardwalk and three viewing decks for sunsets and private dining
  • All electricity at the lodge is supplied via Botswana’s national grid, with AC 220V mains
  • Well-stocked curio shop with a range of local arts and crafts
  • Riverside dining area for Boma evenings with local and cultural entertainment

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

Chobe National Park is home to herds of elephant, numbering in the thousands, and is arguably the best place in the world to watch these giants.

There are also healthy populations of buffalo, with lion, leopard and even the endangered wild dog frequently seen. Game cruises by boat will encounter large pods of hippo, large, seemingly lazy crocodiles and any number of
animals coming down to the river to drink.

Best Time to Travel

The Chobe National Park provides good game viewing throughout the year with the best sightings of game being in the drier winter months (June to October). Bird life is prolific in the summer months.

Bird Sightings

Birdlife in the Chobe is unparalleled, with more than 450 species, many of which are regional specials, including the rock pratincole, African skimmer, rosy-throated longclaw and Schalow’s turaco. The majestic African fish eagle abounds and flocks of brightly coloured bee-eaters nest along the river banks.

Guest Safety

Chobe Game Lodge is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and lodge management.