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Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent accommodation in Botswana’s magnificent Chobe National Park. The property’s elegant architecture is informed by Moorish design, its high arches and barrel-vault ceilings create a sense of simple grandeur. All 47, air-conditioned rooms overlook the Chobe River, which supports the world’s densest population of Kalahari elephants along with large herds of buffalo and zebra.

Spend your days seeking out the Big 5, exploring the land by vehicle and the river by boat - either option promises you exciting wildlife encounters. You may even spot the rare aquatic Red Lechwe, or the indigenous Chobe Bushbuck. The abundant game supports an equally healthy population of predators, including large resident populations of lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah.

Between morning and afternoon game viewing activities, the poolside terrace is a great spot to unwind. Celebrate the sunset with a river cruise or cocktails in the lounge. After dinner, enjoy a game of billiards in the colonial-style cigar bar, or a night cap from the complimentary mini bar, sipped on your private balcony overlooking the moonlit river.

highlights

  • Located in the Chobe National Park
  • Incredible year-round game viewing
  • Highest density of elephants in Africa
  • A large-scale lodge with hotel facilities
  • Air-conditioned rooms, all with river views
  • Chobe River sunset cocktail cruises
  • Tailored game-viewing activities

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Facilities

Game viewing is most rewarding in the early morning and late afternoon. In between exploring the land and river, the poolside terrace, with its beautiful views, offers the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a game of billiards at the Tshwane Bar, or cool off in the sparkling swimming pool.

Retreat from the heat for a quiet read in the well-stocked reference library, or pamper yourself with beauty treatments at the in-house spa. You can even burn off the indulgent dinners with a workout in the air-conditioned gym! After dinner, the stargazing deck offers perfect views of the African night sky with its dazzling Southern Hemisphere constellations.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Internet facilities
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    Gym
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    Library
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    Restaurant
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    Spa
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    Bar
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    Laundry service

Dining

Enjoy delicious meals at the informal terrace restaurant beside the pool. For more formal dining, choose the boma with its comfortable teak and leather furniture, sheltered beneath large Mahogany trees and offering lovely views over the Chobe River and Caprivi floodplains.

Standard Room

All 47, air-conditioned rooms are river-facing with a private terrace or balcony from which to enjoy the view. The rooms are furnished with hand-crafted Rhodesian teak, original African carvings and paintings, with hand-painted fabric canopies hung above the beds. A complimentary mini bar completes the hotel-style amenities.

Standard Room AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    En-suite shower only
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    Mini Bar
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    Outside area
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities
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    Ceiling fan

Other Room Types

The charming Honeymoon Suite features a private plunge pool and lounge with unspoilt views over the Chobe River, along with all the comforts of a Standard Room.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • River cruises
  • Specialist guides
  • Star-gazing
  • Sunset cruise
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $875 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $575 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $495 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $495 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $595 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $895 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $595 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $495 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Suite 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 curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Chobe Game Lodge was beautiful, and even though it's a tough competition, I think out of the whole trip they had the best staff. Everyone there was AWESOME. You could tell they genuinely cared about you, always making sure you drank enough water, etc. We had the same boat guide (Gobe), game guide (Irene), and server (Collen) throughout our stay at the lodge which was great because we really got to bond with them. We even threw Gobe a baby shower on our last river tour, she's expecting twins in October!!! We exchanged emails and can't wait to see pictures once she gives birth. Everyone there just feels like family. Irene was great on the drives, we would get so excited to see a specific animal and she would do her best to make sure we got to see it. In the end we were able to see young lions, lionesses, a male lion, leopards, kudu, impala, giraffes, elephants, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, baboons, honey badgers, jackals, mongoose, zebras (at Livingstone), countless birds, etc. The only downside to Chobe was the spotty wifi, but it's nice to take a break from social media sometimes and just enjoy nature and God's creations.

    David Hackney, July 2014
  • Chobe was also amazing - the people and the animals were great - not sure which were better!! We loved our driver Irene and our boat driver, Gobe. We had fun with Gobe who is pregnant with twins, so we gave her a baby shower on the river while we saw elephants and hippos! Colleen also took care of our meals and treated us royally. I hesitate to say how good it was because everyone will want to go and it would be so crowded.

    Lynn Thomas, July 2014
  • Chobe Game Lodge was a nice place to end the trip. Rooms were very comfortable and all inclusive drinks and laundry was nice. By now we had seen all the animals but every drive was different and we saw more great animals. It was nice being in the park and the locating was excellent, right on the river. The river cruises were a nice change from the drives. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again.

    Larry Moffitt, July 2014
  • I was amazed on our first day when I turned around to see hundreds of elephants playing in the Chobe River behind me. We stood on their viewing deck watching them and took 100 pictures just there! Later, it was also incredible to take the guided boat tour and dock just a few meters from the elephants. The guides who took us on our boat cruises were super nice and knowledgeable.

    Sarah Poitras , July 2014
  • The Chobe Game lodge was a bit more like a hotel than I had envisioned. I loved how it employs so many female guides, unlike the other camps. Our last night at Chobe Game lodge was especially magical because our waiter selected us for a special dinner under the stars right next to the river! We loved it.

    Lisa Prach, May 2014
  • As you rightly wrote, we did have a vacation of a lifetime. As you know, Carol and I returned to Victoria Falls and also Chobe Game Lodge, this time in the company of our extended family. I have to be honest I didn’t expect CGL to have improved their perfect service, but they did. I will be writing to congratulate them on this. The transfers and accommodations were excellent both at CGL and at the Kingdom in Zimbabwe.

    Barry Shaw, December 2013
  • Chobe Game Lodge was superb! The staff were amazing, the food great and the sights just spectacular – such a vast open plain with so many animals. We managed to see 4 of the Big 5 within a day or so of arriving. The river tours were fabulous for getting up close and personal with the elephants, we were just delighted! Our river guide, Vivian, was just so knowledgeable and happy to work with us to find all the best sights in the park. Our Front of House manager (sorry forgotten his name) also offered us a private dinner by the river which was a highlight of our evenings at the lodge, just lovely!

    Deborah Daly, November 2013
  • Chobe Game - abundance of animals, incl. my favourite leopards. The lodge itself too much alike a standard hotel but very comfortable.

    Agnieszka Baranska, September 2013
  • We had a GREAT time in Zimbabwe and Botswana! Everything went so smooth... we never had to worry about where we were going next, the staff at Wild Horizons did a great job of keeping us on track and even accommodating us when we wanted to make changes! Ilala Lodge and Chobe Game Lodge were both EXCELLENT places. I can not say more about the staff and these two places, not to mention the beautiful settings. Just great. Thanks for all your help putting together an excellent trip. Loved it! We saw everything including lions and leopards! Wonderful!

    Robin Johnson, June 2013
  • Stop three was Chobe Game Lodge. The trip from Victoria Falls to Botswana was by coaster bus. The driver took us through the immigration process and handed us over to the guide from Botswana. This hand over was most helpful and made the process easy. The drive to the game lodge is about 50 minutes from the border. Chobe game lodge is the only lodge actually in the Chobe game reserve. Even on the drive to the lodge we saw many elephants. Chobe game lodge takes about 100 customers and was about 3/4 full. The units were excellent with good views over the Chobe river, there was also an excellent walkway at the river’s edge where game could be viewed. There were two game drives a day again in the early morning and late afternoon. The reason you go to Chobe is to see elephants and you do not come away disappointed. There are many herds and single bulls we even saw them crossing the river from Namibia. The food and service were excellent; this lodge also provides beer and some wines plus laundry at no charge.

    Mike Young, May 2013

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Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

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"The only lodge located within the Chobe National Park, this inspirational African safari will ensure you an unforgettable game viewing experience!"

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Our favorite place was Chobe Game Lodge 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 with a breakfast buffet and cooked to order meals as well. Lunch was served on the boardwalk so we could watch the elephants along the riverside, and dinner was by candle light with about seven choices of entrees to choose from. 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, August 2012 >View more reviews