Chobe Game Lodge is a fantastic lodge that I cannot recommend highly enough. It is the only lodge located within the game reserve. The location could not be more idilic, located right on the waters edge overlooking the Chobe river across into Namibia. Besides the location, the number 1 best thing about this lodge is the staff. Every single member of the team could not have been more hospitable and friendly. On arrival and every time we returned from a game drive we were greeted by name.
Our guide, Thuso, was just brilliant. The lodge is one of the first in Africa to employ female guides. Her knowledge of the animals and the area is excellent. She is great at spotting animals but also very respectful of the animals unlike some of her male colleagues from other lodges.
The lodge has both land safaris and water based trips on the river giving a nice spread of activities.
The rooms are very well appointed and spacious and have a fantastic view out over the river.
The supply of excellent food was never ending from the coffee and muffins before the morning game drive at 5:30, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, sundowners and finally evening meal, the quality never wavered. We particularly enjoyed the BBQ evening in the boma beside the river. There was a vast spread of excellent food, great live music and a fantastic atmosphere.
Chobe is a great location especially if you want to see large herds of elephants. The reserve is lacking any quantity of cats however.
If you are planning to visit Chobe, make Chobe Game Lodge your place to stay. Our safaris was organized my Imagine Africa, who did a faultless job of our holiday planning from start to finnish.
- 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