Overview of Ngoma Safari Lodge

Set in the Chobe Forest Reserve just outside the Chobe National Park, Ngoma Safari Lodge has an elevated view of the legendary Chobe River and game-rich Caprivi floodplains. The classic thatched lodge, swimming pool and various viewing decks are superbly placed amongst magnificent baobab trees to best showcase the magical scenery. Game drives in the Forest Reserve or Chobe National Park take place each morning and afternoon although a full day can be spent game viewing in Chobe and on the Chobe River with a picnic lunch in a wild and beautiful spot.

Game viewing in Chobe is exceptional during the dry winter months July – October. Moreover, being based in the Forest Reserve allows guests to enjoy guided walking safaris and night game drives, two activities not allowed in the national park. Ngoma Safari Lodge is a member of a community trust established to help the local community benefit from tourism and resource management. Visit the Mabele Village or the village’s primary school for an opportunity to interact with the local community.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
11/01/2024 - 31/03/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $650
01/04/2024 - 31/05/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $800
01/06/2024 - 31/10/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $1,190
01/11/2024 - 10/01/2025 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $800

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Huge views of Chobe River & Caprivi floodplains
  • Luxury safari experience & excellent service
  • Extremely spacious suites with glorious views of the Chobe River
  • Sensational bird watching in a birding hotspot
Bird watching

Bird watching

Boat excursions

Boat excursions

Full-day safaris

Full-day safaris

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Local village visits

Local village visits

Night drives

Night drives

Rooms at Ngoma Safari Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Air conditioning & mosquito nets ensure a good night's sleep at Ngoma Lodge.

    Suite

    Each of the eight luxury suites enjoys unparalleled views of the teeming floodplains that stretch down to the Chobe River. Watch for animals below from your river-facing veranda and private plunge pool.

    Each air-conditioned thatched chalet has a mosquito net-swathed bed and a luxurious en suite bathroom and outdoor shower.

    Other room types

    Two of the suites have Indian day beds that easily convert the rooms into triples – ideal for parents with a young child.

    General Facilities

    The spacious wood and thatch main lodge leaves the sides of the lounge, dining area and bar open to let in the incredible views, and the viewing decks and little splash pool are cleverly built into the surroundings.

    Wifi internet connection is available in the main lodge area and there is a shop for souvenirs of your safari.

    Bar

    Bar

    Lounge

    Lounge

    Private balcony or deck

    Private balcony or deck

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Viewing deck

    Viewing deck

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available

    Dining

    Beautifully presented meals are served overlooking the Chobe River hinterland in the lodge’s dining area, while starlit dinners on your private veranda are often arranged for romantic occasions or just for a special treat.

    Expert Opinion

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    Liesel van Zyl

    Liesel van Zyl

    Product Manager

    I love the expansive views over the floodplains, especially when the river is full and the small touches from a very hospitable team made me feel a sense of luxury but in an understated way. Its a little further to access from the airport and boat jetty but its worth for the views, privacy and lack of other vehicles when driving in the otherwise busy park.

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    Traveller Reviews

    • MT

      This lodge is sited on a hill above the Chobe River. It is very near the entrance to the national park, and about an hour away from Kasane. This was our first time getting Wi-Fi since we left Maun and I was able to call my family. There are positives and negatives to this, of course. The lodge is more modern, more ‘developed’ than where we were before.

      We had a long room with windows before the beds as in all other lodges. Here we looked over the Chobe River. There was a small courtyard and a ‘soaking’ pool which we enjoyed one afternoon. This room also had a bar with drinks, coffee, etc. The walkway to the chalet was of stones rather than dirt, and the landscaping was cared for, not as wild. The bathroom, however, was up some stairs above the beds and open to the room. The only problem is that there were stairs on only one side, which meant walking all the way across the room and up the other side to the shower.

      Timothy was our guide. He was a bit of an encyclopedia. Ask him a question, and you get a paragraph. He was of good humor, pleasant, and had a nice personality. He was helpful, and set up a nice picnic lunch after a boat ride on the Chobe and game drive. He also did a short night drive near the lodge with a full vehicle.

      The lodge was well run. Diners sat at their own tables, food was selected from a menu, the dining room/tables were beautifully decorated. A large veranda looked over the hillside, and was nicely lighted. Very pretty! Breakfast was buffet, but at single tables. There was a bar area. The hotel itself was lovely, and used their setting well. The manager was always there to solve problems, make sure that things were going well. She was very friendly, and very competent.

      We went to the national park more than once and drove along the river. This was amazing. Every 60 to 100 feet there was a different group of animals going down to the river, or coming back up! It was a natural zoo! First elephant, then zebra and giraffe, then impala, and baboons, and Cape buffalo, and waterbuck! All were there, and all in large numbers! The elephant particularly. On different routes, however, animal life was harder to spot. We fully enjoyed the river boat: elephants bathing, water birds (kingfisher, fish eagles, cormorants), hippos hanging out, etc. It was a highlight of the trip. Fully enjoyable!

      We stayed at Ngoma for two days. It was the right amount of time for seeing what we saw. In terms of Ngoma, I felt we were always a little rushed in terms of doing everything, starting when we arrived late afternoon and had to dash to make the evening outing; I think one almost needs three days there to enjoy the overall experience in a more relaxing way.

      Margaret Tsitouris
    • DN

      Ngoma Safari Lodge is a jewel of a boutique establishment. Samson, the chef, served up really good dishes. Animal sightings in Chobe were plentiful. Staff were very friendly.

      Doris Ng
    • KB

      We loved Ngoma. It was bit of a trek to get from the river and park to the lodge but it was worth the drive! Ngoma was one of the most charming places we have been. The views were spectacular!

      Ketan Bhindi
    • SM

      Ngoma was so charming and had the most amazing views even from each of the rooms, the food was tasty and it had good ambience, and they were extremely accommodating and really packed in the game drives. When we got in later in the afternoon around 4 pm they still offered to take us on a later short afternoon game drive, then we did a full day the next day as well as a night drive, and the last morning offered to do a short morning drive as well before our transfer at 9h30.

      Sabina Mehra
    • DC

      Ngoma was very very nice and had a wonderful location and fantastic guide. The lodge is very new and the rooms extremely comfortable. Game viewing was great and so are the people.

      Denise Ching
    • DC

      Ngoma was very very nice and had a wonderful location and fantastic guide. The lodge is very new and the rooms extremely comfortable. Game viewing was great and so are the people.

      Denise Ching
    • AC

      Ngoma was by far the most amazing place I’ve ever stayed. It was beautiful, the staff was helpful, and the food was delicious! Our safari guide, Bevan, was incredibly knowledgable and I couldn’t have asked for a better safari experience.

      Amanda Citarella
    • AC

      Ngoma was by far the most amazing place I’ve ever stayed. It was beautiful, the staff was helpful, and the food was delicious! Our safari guide, Bevan, was incredibly knowledgable and I couldn’t have asked for a better safari experience.

      Amanda Citarella