Set in a private concession in a rarely visited part of the Chobe River area, Muchenje Safari Lodge has views of the Chobe River and its teeming floodplains as far as the eye can see. This owner-run and managed lodge pays much attention to detail - from decor and accommodation to service and guiding - and you're assured of an intimate and personalised safari experience. Morning, afternoon and even full-day game drives in open 4X4s provide an opportunity to see elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a wide range of classic African animals. Predators such as lion, leopard wild dog are often seen and the region is one of the most prolific birdwatching areas in Africa.

Night drives to see rare nocturnal creatures that remain hidden during the heat of the day are also offered. Don’t miss a river cruise past herds of elephants, hippo and other river life on the Chobe River, or one of Muchenje's walking safaris in their private concession which allows you to explore the intricacies of the environment such as animal behaviour, plants, insects and big game up close. Muchenje Safari Lodge is committed to the upliftment of the local primary school which you can visit for a very rewarding cultural experience. Enquire in advance about items to bring for the school.


  • Owner-managed camp with homely feel
  • Spectacular Chobe River views
  • Land & water activities including day & night drives, boat trips & walking
  • Access to a quieter part of the National Park
  • Young Explorer programs for children with a family suite
  • Cultural experiences in the local village

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The main lodge of thatch, wood and stone incorporates light and spacious sitting areas, a bar area, dining area and fabulous viewing deck, all with magnificent views of the Chobe River environment.

The nearby swimming pool and pool deck offer similar, apparently never-ending vistas and you can take a reminder of your safari home with you from the lodge's well-stocked curio shop.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service
    Wi-fi available
    Curio or Gift shop


The delicious meals at Muchenje Safari Lodge are served in the lodge's dining area looking out over the Chobe River. Enjoy a sundowner cocktail from the lodge bar as you watch the sun set over Africa, and then share your safari experiences and wildlife sightings of the day with other guests as you dine together in a fun and casual atmosphere. Themed dinners, vegetarians and special meal requests can be catered for.

Standard Room

Muchenje features only 11 chalets, each with spacious en-suite facilities. Situated on the escarpment's edge, all the chalets feature their own balcony and unique view of the Chobe River - each has been thoughtfully furnished and great care has been taken to create an elegant African ambience.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Mosquito net
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room
    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

Families or a small group of friends should book the Family Unit which accommodates four guests. This more spacious chalet features a double bedroom, full bathroom and shaded veranda downstairs and a loft with two single beds upstairs.


  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Full-day safaris
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 $525 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $725 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $415 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. 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.

Traveller Reviews

  • The room in Muchenje was also very beautiful (the views were the main highlights) but the property was a bit older…this made absolutely 0 difference though as we were not there to hang out in the room! The lodge was fantastic, just what you would imagine in Chobe, and the people were so lovely. The activities were perfect, and the small details (sundowners, great picnic lunches, campfire, etc) were great and appreciated. There were plenty of opportunities to see amazing wildlife and it was also an ideal place to relax and enjoy just being in the lodge.

    Juan Manuel Garcia-Martinez, August 2016
  • Just a quick message to say thank you for putting together such a fabulous trip for us. It surpassed all of our expectations and we have memories that will stay with us always. To watch elephants swimming and playing in the water together is just one of the things I will never forget - just magical! I'm sure we'll return again sometime and I'd be happy to use Go2Africa to arrange our next trip for us.

    Julie Thain, July 2014
  • We've left Muchenje Safari Lodge and it was all excellent. It's a great lodge and nice manager. Had a great time and saw a lot of animals/ birds.

    David Snyders, March 2014
  • Muchenje Safari Lodge was very friendly. We saw plenty of game life although it is a bit restricted because they mainly use Chobe National Park where you must stay on road. However we did a 15 hour game drive on our 2nd day there. Yes 15 hours!! The main part was the river trip that was mind blowing. I think that anyone taking a small chartered boat along the Chobe is in for a treat. Food there was adequate ... and not a prob... We weren't there for the food, but to see hungry animals!

    Leona Edwards, November 2013
  • The staff at both Simbambili and Muchenje were over-the-top good. The private birthday dinner for Lori at Simambili was very special, and the folks at Muchenje were very accommodating, even taking us on a private, final game drive our last morning before dropping us off at the Kasane airport.

    Jim Weil, September 2013
  • I don't think we were both quite ready for the views of Chobe National Park. We had the most amazing room in the Muchenje Safari Lodge. The photos seriously do not do the place justice. On our first game drive we had fantastic luck in seeing a pride of lions stalk and track a heard of buffalo - fortunately for the buffalo they managed to fend off the lions’ attack. We had a couple of days here, we managed to see four out of the big five and had a great time, meeting nice people and lodge managers.

    Laura Hodgson, July 2013
  • Muchenje Lodge was our favourite of the safaris, the unfenced open plains of Chobe and suroundings filled with wildlife were magnificent, as was the amazing scenery from the open lodge.

    Patricia Wilmann, October 2011
  • The lodge is strategically located near the Chobe and the view is stunning. The organization of the many activities has been just perfect and guides were very professional. The managers were able to create a nice family feeling gathering all together during meals.

    Carlo Paterlini, August 2009
  • It was stunning - the highlight of the holiday - we would recommend this place highly. The attentive hosts, very good food and memorable safaris. Lovely setting with beautiful views. Accommodation very good.

    Camilla Strange, September 2008

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Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"This owner-run safari lodge offers superior hospitality combining an authentic, personal touch with luxury and charm - Muchenje offers an African home away from home!"



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Muchenje Lodge was our favourite of the safaris, the unfenced open plains of Chobe and suroundings filled with wildlife were magnificent, as was the amazing scenery from the open lodge.

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