Chobe Bakwena Lodge looks out over the Chobe River in northern Botswana. This intimate, family-run eco-lodge was lovingly built by hand, and offers comfort and warm hospitality in an area with one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa.

The lodge has lovely river frontage, and its unique position bordering Chobe National Park allows you to access it on game drives, but also to have a taste of life outside the park. The neighbouring local village is where you can meet the Batswana people, and experience the ‘real Africa’ on visits to the community school and village.

Ideal for the responsible traveller, the lodge has heart-warming features like eco-friendly pest control (chickens that devour bugs!) and an eco-swimming pool filtered by plants. Traditionally thatched cottages have been built according to environmentally-friendly building principles, and offer cosy interiors that celebrate the local culture with contemporary flair, as well as lovely river views.

Bakwena is close enough to Victoria Falls to enjoy a day-trip to Africa’s mightiest waterfall. Activities at the lodge include game viewing, boating, 4x4 drives, birding, cycling trips and village walks.  


  • Cosy & family-run eco lodge
  • Supports sustainable tourism
  • Authentic cultural encounters
  • Game viewing in Chobe
  • Day-trips to Victoria Falls

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The shared guest area has been built to take in the tranquil woodland setting and Chobe River views. The indoor bar, lounge and dining room lead onto an open-air deck and the eco swimming pool. Below you will find an enchanting circular clearing with a fire pit and space for alfresco dining – the perfect spot for evenings of stargazing and listening to the quiet sounds of the river. A laundry service is offered and transfers are also available for guests. 

General Facilities

    Secure parking
    Swimming pool
    Wi-fi available


The dining area has lovely river views, and meals can also be taken outside on the deck or around the fire pit.  All food is sourced locally with an emphasis on fresh produce. Breakfast, lunch and dinner consist of simple yet wholesome and delicious cuisine with a touch of African fusion.

Twin River-View Chalet

There are 10 River View Chalets, nestled in riverine forest and looking out over the water. Each has a large twin beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private veranda.

Other rooms

Five Treetop Chalets are elevated on stilts above ground, allowing guests to feel wrapped in the tree canopy and to wake up to the gentle dawn bird chorus each morning. The treehouse-style suites are equipped with large twin beds, indoor and outdoor showers, and a viewing deck overlooking the canopy.

The Family Suite consists of two rooms; one with a king-sized bed and the other with twin beds. The suite has indoor and outdoor showers and a veranda with river views.

The extra-spacious and well-appointed Honeymoon Suite features a king-sized bed, two daybeds, a lounge area, a free-standing bathtub, indoor shower and a deck with river views.

Twin River-View Chalet AMENITIES

    Private balcony
    Outdoor shower


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $715 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018 $610 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $790 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $675 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. River-View Honeymoon Suite,Twin Treetop Chalet,River-View Family Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Amanda Lawrence

Amanda Lawrence

Africa Safari Expert

"What makes Bakwena stand out from the crowd is that this is an eco-lodge built and furnished from renewable natural resources minimizing their carbon footprint. Blend this environmentally friendly outlook with great service and a location right on the Chobe river front and you get the recipe for an unforgettable experience"



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