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Chobe Marina Lodge
Ranked #1 of 6 Kasane B&B and Inns
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Westlock Alberta
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The best of the trip”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We left the Livingston Hotel and went by taxi van to the Zambisi river crossing between Zambia and Botswana there is a small box car town there and we spent about an hour looking around and taking picture also buying some items, after we got our bags to the boat to take us across the Mighty Zambisi rIver to Botswana and Chobe national game park when we got to Chobe there was a safari vehicle waiting to take us to Chobe Lodge it was a great ride through the forest to the camp , and what a wonderful camp it is ,we were greeted by the manager and introduced to our guide then after checking into our rooms we headed for the bush and the river ,we started down the river and seen so many animals ,including a leopard who put on a great show for us ,the next four days were just as fabulous and the guide we had stayed with us for the whole week , Overall it was the best part of a two week trip in the four countries, that join in around the vic falls Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe coming from South Africa.we will probably doit again

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Kyalami
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was our second stay at Chobe Marina.The Chobe river cruise provides the best game viewing experience as the animals are all there, no need to drive around looking.... And you can do it all with a drink in hand and with a camera ready.
Our July experience was different as it was fuller and busier than our previous visit.The number of boats on the river made the experience feel less natural than before so we would not visit again in July.We counted twelve tourist boats in the same vicinity and people were calling to others in other boats so it was a little noisy for us.
Our previous visit was in August , the hotel was not full and we were the only boat in sight in the afternoon, a peaceful and memorable game viewing experience.
Chobe is a special place and the Chobe Marina Lodge is well situated on the river front.The staff are efficient and the rooms are clean and modern.The bars and landings are perfectly situated for outdoor sundowners overlooking the water.
We went on the 6am game drive and saw a pride of lions as the sun was coming up and we went on the afternoon boat cruise everyday.Large herds of elephant are on the river everyday and there is a large variety of bird life.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Collected at Kasane airport by a most friendly driver and an open game viewing vehicle - arrived at Chobe Marina Lodge - and was met by wonderfully friendly and efficient staff - who go out of their way to assist you with any request - efficient housekeeping and great food - an excellent Chef with a fab team - the location of this river side lodge is magnificent - the sunsets and sunrises - game viewing in the park and the awesome river cruise makes this a must stay destination. Its something else to experience so many smiles and effortless greetings through every level of staff member. If you want to see elephants 'swimming' - check in at Chobe Marina Lodge - I cant wait to get back and I have not even left yet ...

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Staying at the Chobe Marina, you have access to loads of exciting activities such as tiger fishing and elephant viewing.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Stayed at Chobe Marina Lodge in Kasane for a week. Excellent all round stay and staff extremely friendly and helpful. Good accommodation, great food and perfect siting on the river front and a good range of well priced activities available. If there is an easier way to see huge amounts of game in comfort than in Kasane, I am unaware of it, and Marina Lodge is a good base to enjoy this magical town.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

After spending 3 days at Ilala Lodge in Zimbabwe, we came to Chobe Marina Lodge (Botswana) the beauty of this Lodge will take your breath away. Amazing views of the Chobe river, very friendly and ever helpful staff ready to cater for your every need. Food and rooms are great, with a fabulous river view from each room. Come to Chobe Marina Lodge and get lost in nature!!.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Asuncion
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

We stayed there last October. After 8 days of rough roads and self safari in the national parks that is the retreat you want to have! Friendly staff, very nice and clean rooms and a good restaurant where you can have dinner. Personally i prefer á la carte dining experience, but when the hotel gets crowded the restaurant switches to a buffet.
We liked very much the architecture that looked a bit bungalow style, so one had not the impression to be completely back to civilization. A nice tropical like tree scenery at the entrance gives place to stay to frogs and all sort of small animals. Though it can be annoying, one ends up loving the noises in the comfort of a wonderful lodge.
Ideal place to stay in Kasane.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chobe Marina Lodge
Address: Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kasane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chobe Marina Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 66
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