We stayed from 31/12 - 2/1. The lodge and spa accommodation is great. The rooms have indoor and outdoor showers. The food was great, with eland, ostrich and crocodile all on offer while we were there. The game watching initially was predominantly elephant. The could rename the place Chobe national elephant park. We also saw giraffe heaps of hippo, a day old hippo, a day old elephant and we watched while an Impala was born. We saw a herd of about 150 buffalo and a pack of about 40 African Wild Dogs. Plus we saw crocodile banded mongoose, sable antelope a terrapin and heaps more.
We did multiple safaris including the river safari. Best to do this one in the afternoon on a sunny day.
We would've rated this higher except it really is a luxury lodge rather than a safari camp, and the national park means when there is a lion to see, and apparently there were three, you are in a battle with so many other vehicles to get a view. Also just driving around, you are constantly passing other vehicles or waiting for them to leave a locate so you can see the wildlife.
A great place to go to see a variety of wildlife, but be aware you'll be sharing the experience with heaps of other people at the same time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush, with all of the facilities of a larger resort. The main area commands fabulous views over the Chobe River which borders Chobe National Park to the north. As well as the elephants for which the park is famous for, guests can relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for. Each of the 14 thatched guest cottages has two showers, one inside and one outside. The ensuite bathroom also has a large free-standing bath. After a day of game viewing, what better way to relax than in your own private garden with a cocktail? Or if the fancy takes you, why not have your gourmet dinner served right here under the African sky. Coffee stations are now available for guest use in the rooms. Our honeymoon suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero features a private plunge pool and deck area where guests will be able to enjoy private dinners for two under the stars (weather permitting) and special turn downs every night. Guests booking this room will automatically receive a private vehicle and guide for all game viewing activities. Coffee stations are now available for guest use in the rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Hotel Chobe National Park