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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


  • Boat excursions
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Night drives
  • Full-day safaris
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Picnics
Perfectly located within the Chobe Forest reserve and overlooking the Chobe River, Muchenje Safari Lodge is an affordable lodge boasting great views and granting easy access to The Chobe National Park.
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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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Boma
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $795
2022-11-01 — 2022-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $605
2022-12-01 — 2023-03-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $485
2023-04-01 — 2023-06-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $635
2023-07-01 — 2023-10-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $835
2023-11-01 — 2023-11-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $635
2023-12-01 — 2024-03-31 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $510

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Muchenje Safari Lodge

Juan Manuel Garcia-Martinez

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 ima gine 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.
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Julie Thain

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 on e 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.
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David Snyders

"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."

Leona Edwards

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!
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Jim Weil

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 b efore dropping us off at the Kasane airport.
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Laura Hodgson

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.
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Patricia Wilmann

"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."

Carlo Paterlini

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.
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Camilla Strange

"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."

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