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B33 Plot 2459 Chobe District, Kachikau, Chobe National Park Botswana
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Kachikau
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
Thobolo's Bush Lodge and Campsite is perfectly situated allowing for easy day game drives into Savuti, Linyanti and the top end of the Chobe National Park river frontage. We are located at the largest natural pan in the entire Northwestern region - Barangwe Pan. Both the Lodge and the Campsite are totally off the grid operating 100% on solar. Our solar powered boreholes keep the pans full throughout the year providing us with an abundance of wildlife. Thobolo's (Setswana for Gunn) Bush Lodge is owned by Mike Gunn, who built and operated Gunns Camp in the Delta for 20+ years.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Walk-in shower
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Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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B33 Plot 2459 Chobe District, Kachikau, Chobe National Park Botswana
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Mpacha Airport42 miSee all flights
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Samuel M wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Thobolos Bush Lodge has got amazing scenery, there is a lot of game so one does not need to drive far for game drives. We tried a night drive and we enjoyed it. I highly recommend 2 or more nights. They have a great chef. Already planning our next trip next year
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: best view, wildlife can be seen while in the lodge
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Tourist08566451125 wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution4 helpful votes
We did a self drive with a Chobe4x4 vehicle, a very beautiful campsite with lots of game. We did a night drive which was amazing. i highly recommend it. The service from the staff was great and the food was amazing
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Miranda N wrote a review Oct 2022
10 contributions1 helpful vote
We camped at Thobolo's and had the best camp site very close to the water hole. The deck and bar area are beautiful and very stylish. We enjoyed a meal on the platform overlooking the water hole and spent the evening photographing the animals and sun set. Thank you to all the staff who helped make our stay so spectacular.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dominic D wrote a review Sep 2022
Dakar, Senegal15 contributions12 helpful votes
Stunning lodge in the remotest part of Botswana with an incredible waterhole. Incredible staff made our camping stay perfect whilst we enjoyed some 300 ellies and maybe 2000 buffalo during our sundowners. Seems like a well kept secret but this spot should be on everyone’s bucket list. As welcoming if you stay in one of their chalets or if you bring your own tent. Amazing and thanks guys.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Enjoy getting there. It’s fun! 😃
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efftins wrote a review Aug 2022
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
I stayed at the campsite with this wonderful and homely feel place. The bar and restaurant are great with one of the best views over a water hole I have ever seen. The pool is nice, abolitions to the camp sites are maticulately clean and have nice hot water. I loves it!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Guido H wrote a review Nov 2021
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Lovely owner and staff, clean facilities, nice pool and magnificent wildlife viewing at the waterhole from your Campsite our from the balkony of the bar . Definitely would recommend this place to others!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Irene G wrote a review Aug 2021
10 contributions
What an amazing place! Our experience has been excelent. Mike and Di are the best hosts, absolutely charming, funny and transmitting their passion and love for wildlife. We had dinner on the terrace one night and the food was excellent, but what made the experience unforgettable was that in a couple of hours we watched hundreds and hundreds of buffalo and elephants pass through the wonderful waterhole. We missed a closer light point to plug in the fridge but the facilities were very new, modern and clean. Sleeping by the waterhole listening to the lions and elephants was wonderful. A must!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Thobolos Bush Lodge, Owner at Thobolo's Bush Lodge
Responded Aug 29, 2021
Thank you for your generous words. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing our ' home' with you too. Botswana will look forward to your next visit. Be safe, stay healthy! The Thobolo's Team
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Werner Vdh wrote a review Aug 2021
Antwerp, Belgium4 contributions
As soon as you arrive you see the amazong location.All the signs filled with humor.It all looks very clean and well build.The staff so friendly and making you feel very welcome.The food, the bar, the lounge and deck with a awesome view of the surrounding wildlife, all around the waterhole, so amazong.This is a very highly recommended gem, if you are visiting Botswana.Keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Thobolos Bush Lodge, Owner at Thobolo's Bush Lodge
Responded Aug 29, 2021
Thank you for your generous words. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing our ' home' with you too. Botswana will look forward to your next visit. Be safe, stay healthy! The Thobolo's Team
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EllieZam wrote a review Dec 2019
Abilene, Texas8 contributions18 helpful votes
We spent three delightful nights here, and it was terrific. The lodge is top notch and is teeming with wildlife. Everything about Thobolo is Eco and fits into the surroundings. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of wildlife. The staff was outstanding, and Mike and Di are super hosts. I would highly recommend Thobolo to anyone wanting a unique African experience. I definitely plan to return.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Thobolos Bush Lodge, Owner at Thobolo's Bush Lodge
Responded Aug 29, 2021
Thank you for your generous words. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing our ' home' with you too. Botswana will look forward to your next visit. Be safe, stay healthy! The Thobolo's Team
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Mandy S wrote a review Dec 2019
Kalomo Zambia32 contributions8 helpful votes
We arrived at Thobolo with Mike and Di...we had been following the progress of the camp for over 4 years...due to many factors we had finally made it!! What a gem...teeming with game...The fact that it has the highest green rating in Botswana adds to the ambiance...no noise...You can hear the animals at night... An incredibly refreshing trip. Teeming with game. Staff first class...food five star...company of Mike and Di 6 star. I can only recommend this beautiful unspoiled spot to those looking for a unique experience... The decor goes beautifully with the theme and you feel at home.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Thobolos Bush Lodge, Owner at Thobolo's Bush Lodge
Responded Aug 29, 2021
Thank you for your generous words. We enjoyed meeting you and sharing our ' home' with you too. Botswana will look forward to your next visit. Be safe, stay healthy! The Thobolo's Team
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PRICE RANGE
$393 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictChobe National ParkKachikau
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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THOBOLO'S BUSH LODGE - Updated 2022 Prices & Reviews (Kachikau, Botswana)

Frequently Asked Questions about Thobolo's Bush Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Thobolo's Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Thobolo's Bush Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Thobolo's Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thobolo's Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thobolo's Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thobolo's Bush Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thobolo's Bush Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Thobolo's Bush Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Thobolo's Bush Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Thobolo's Bush Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thobolo's Bush Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.