• Location: Botswana, Chobe
  • Type of Accommodation: Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Luxury


Perched on the banks of the Chobe River and set right next to the border of Chobe National Park, Chobe Safari Lodge is an exceptionally well-placed accommodation in this legendary big game region. One of the longest-standing lodges on the river, this down-to-earth lodge is a great choice for travellers who want to experience the dramatic wildlife of the Chobe River - where elephants and buffalo crowd the mid-year dry-season river banks in their hundreds if not thousands – and also see ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ at Victoria Falls too.

It is a well-appointed lodge, complete with a swimming pool, bar, restaurant, squash court and spa. Activities on offer include morning and afternoon game drives, sunset boat cruises and day-trips to Victoria Falls in neighbouring Zimbabwe. You can also visit a local village for an insight into life on the river and to learn about the culture and traditions of the area.

Chobe Safari Lodge is a very short drive from Kasane Airport, the regional travel hub, making it convenient to combine with other lodges across Botswana in safari areas such as the Okavango Delta. 


  • Classic Chobe riverside location
  • Incredible dry-season game viewing
  • Game drives, boat cruises, scenic flights & village visits
  • Day excursions to Victoria Falls
  • Squash court, swimming pool & spa

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The lodge’s restaurant, two bars and lounge have wonderful river views and flow out onto wooden decks that surround the large swimming pool. The in-house health and beauty spa offers a range of indulgent therapies and you will also find a safari shop and squash court on site. There are several Internet hotspots around the lodge. A babysitting service is available at extra cost.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Babysitting service available
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Computer facilities


Chobe Safari Lodge’s restaurant serves English and continental breakfasts as well as a la carte or buffet lunches. Evening meals at the lodge are buffet dinners, offering a wide variety of meals including game meats, roasts, barbeques, stir-fries, Indian cuisine and vegetarian dishes.

A culinary highlight is the dinner cruise, a 3-course buffet served aboard one of the lodge’s boats as you cruise the Chobe River by starlight.

Standard Room

There are 46 Safari Rooms at Chobe Safari Lodge, each air conditioned and featuring an en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub. Room facilities include satellite television, and all rooms have an outdoor terrace with views of the Chobe River.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom

Other Room Types

The lodge’s 22 air-conditioned River Rooms are connected to the main building and each have satellite television, private patios and a large en suite bathroom. All River Rooms have two bedrooms, either furnished with double beds or a combination of double and twin beds, making them perfect for families with children.  


  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Local village visits
  • River cruises
  • Scenic flights
  • Specialist guides
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $85 Bed only
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Mar 2019 $85 Bed only

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Room,Standard Rondavel,Luxury 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.

Traveller Reviews

  • Chobe Safari Lodge was obviously different from Moremi but its riverside position, facilities and quality of accommodation was good. The variety of food for both dinner and breakfast was very good. The only issue we had was a long wait for our room to be ready on arrival. The afternoon river cruise was stunning both for the variety and number of animals/reptiles etc and for the vista in which we viewed them all. The morning game drive was only ok but sometimes a safari is just pot luck!

    Richard Baker, April 2014
  • Chobe Safari Lodge - again fantastic food. Lovely area overlooking the river to sit and relax and have a few beers. The room was really comfortable too. We went on a jeep safari and the sunset cruise. I would thoroughly recommend the sunset cruise, we saw many more animals than on jeep safari and close up too.

    Nicola Tarrant, December 2013
  • We had a great time on our African Safari adventure. It was a trip of a lifetime for me. The safari lodges (both Elephant Valley Lodge & Chapungu Lodge) were much more than I expected. The staff was very friendly and welcoming at both lodges. The guides/trackers were knowledgeable and made the experience of being in the bush enjoyable. I liked the Botswana lodge by Chobe National Park best. The guide was fun and knowledgeable and made the safari just what I expected. It had more of the authentic feel, but still with the comforts of a luxury lodge.

    Kathy Kangas, May 2013
  • Chobe Safari Lodge was so beautiful. Right on the River. Our room had a river view. It had mosquito netting which we used. It was trying to figure out how to envelope yourself. All the tours were fab. Saw lions within 10 minutes of the safari - a pride and them a male courting a female who did not seem interested.

    Judy Young, September 2012
  • Our favorite place was Chobe as the lodge there is just gorgeous! Everything was perfect. The game drives were full of animal sightings with knowledgeable guides to tell us all about them. The food was fantastic. The staff was very friendly and the room was very nice. I can’t say enough good things about this place and will definitely recommend it to my friends.

    Brenda Bensmiller, July 2012
  • Chobe Safari Lodge was a very pleasant place to stay. The room was very nice and buffet food was good. The highlight of our stay in Chobe was the actual safari tours. We were fortunate to see a great deal, particularly in the afternoon outings.

    Paul Guzzan, April 2012
  • In fact, the trip was amazing. I never thought we would see so much game on our drives - especially in Chobe and Savute. The camps/lodges were also wonderful - especially the Chobe Game Lodge and Savute Safari Lodge. The food was superb throughout our trip. I'm sure I gained weight. Guest services were outstanding, especially at the Chobe Game Lodge and Savute Safari Lodge - I can't express into words how wonderful these two lodges were. Superb!

    Frederick Abels, April 2012
  • The chobe Safari Lodge was excellent we had a balcony overlooking the Chobe River. We saw a lot of Elephants, Hippos, crocodiles and birds both during the River Cruise and the speed boat cruise. The Speed boat is better since we could get closer to the animals. We took 2 game drives inside the Chobe national park, on the Morning drive (6AM) we encounted Spottle Hyennas and they said we were lucky to see a Lioness with her 2 cubs (they were so close to us), we also saw elephants, warhogs, impalas, giraffes, kudu, and etc. Oh, by the way, an Indian restaurant opened 3 months ago and it was a blessing for us. The buffet dinner at the lodge had little selection for our taste buds. If you get Indian clients tell them there is a VERY GOOD INDIAN RESTAURANT close to Chobe Safari Lodge.

    Cynthia Mehta, September 2011
  • The Chobe Safari Lodge was terrific.

    Lorri Paulucci, August 2011
  • Chobe Safari Lodge was a perfect accommodation for us, especially traveling with in-laws who had never been on safari - it was comfortable yet rustic enough to feel "the experience" of the river.

    Matthew Dacso, October 2010

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Lisa Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"Located on the banks of the Chobe River, this fantastic lodge offers a diverse variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy; excellent value for money for the Chobe area."



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Our favorite place was Chobe as the lodge there is just gorgeous! Everything was perfect. The game drives were full of animal sightings with knowledgeable guides to tell us all about them. The food was fantastic. The staff was very friendly and the room was very nice. I can’t say enough good things about this place and will definitely recommend it to my friends.

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