This was the last stop on our Groupon Trip. 30 minutes after crossing the Zimbabwe and Botswana border, you turn off the paved road onto a very rutted dirt/sand road and drive for another 30 minutes. I was saying to myself - "what have I done". But on the route in we saw in 30 minutes Elephants, Giraffes, Sable Antelope, Impala, Warthog. Then we came to a small sign an turned a corner and WOW a true 5 star resort in the middle of nowhere. Greeted by fountains and attentive staff, cool towels and drinks. Maggie greeted us and gave us a complete rundown of the facilities. Right on the Chobe River, all rooms with views. Large rooms with king beds, lovely linens, stocked minifridge. All meals and drinks included in price - except "premium alcohol and champagne". They had a full stock of wine, hard liquor, beer and sparkling wines all included in the package, we lacked for nothing. We had our meals on one of several decks on the river, meals cooked on the deck, in the restaurant and on our last night a surprise intimate dinner for 2 on a private patio - we were lead there by luminaries - just for us. Sam was our waiter, assigned to us for our stay. Excellent!. Judy was our game drive tour guide - very good. Stopping any time we wanted to for pictures or breaks. Wine and mixed drinks with snacks served on each game drive. She has excellent eyes for spotting game. Unexpected treat was complimentary laundry service .. great after 11 days traveling. We never made it to high but heard that it was great. Just an excellent lodge for accommodations, service, views, food, game drives, so many lounges to relax in or meet new friends. I think we had a excellent deal from Groupon on this booking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Picturesquely situated 100 km west of the Victoria Falls, overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, the iconic Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chobe Game Hotel Chobe National Park