We loved ending our visit to Botswana by staying at Sanctuary Chilwero Lodge. It's location overlooking the river, the spacious and luxurious suites, gourmet meals, and wonderful game drives make this a must visit place. Thousands of elephants, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, shorebirds co-exist peacefully in the water and along the riverbank. The contrast of safari game drives in the National Park to the motorboats gives visitors a view of two very different terrains. Our guide, Moshe was not only so knowledgeable about birds, but also made our visit more memorable on the last day when we watched 3 lions stalking some sable antelopes. We also saw Africa's most beautiful bird, the lilac breasted roller which was abundant in this location. This is a great birding area for those interested in avian creatures.
The service is professional although some staff are stand-offish, but they get the job done. Henri, the manager is cordial and attentive. When our rooms weren't ready on arrival, we were treated to a foot massage while waiting. A nice touch! My only complaint is that there is a beautiful soaking tub in the suites, but there was barely any hot water so I couldn't use the tub. All alcoholic beverages and laundry are included in this lodge as well as free internet access in the suites. Sweet!
- 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