We went to Chobe Game Lodge as part of our honeymoon.
We had never been on a safari before and we really did not know what to expect. I have to admit when we arrived and told that we would be called at 0530 I did wonder whether this was a good idea!!
We were not disappointed!!
Your time is split between game drives (0600-0830 and 1530-1800) and a river cruise (1030 – 1230). These were amazing. We saw so much. Hippos, Elephants, Baboons, Lions Giraffes, Crocodiles, many many birds including fish eagles and vultures.....the list is endless. Our guide Mr Bean (due to the translation of his native name) was quite fantastic. He was a true ranger who knew where and when to find animals. The highlight was seeing 2 young leopards (solitary creatures) at a water hole. Even Mr Bean was in awe. There was food and drink available (included) in all game drives and river cruises. Sundowners in the park, watching the leopards, is something we will never forget.
We did at times get a bit frustrated by the behaviour of some of our fellow visitors. Please follow the instructions of your guide. They know how the animals behave and climbing out of the vehicle to take photos will scare them away!! (the animals, not the guides!). We got the most amazing photos from within the open sided jeep. The guides are so proud of their wildlife and will do their absolute best to show you what they can. Please do not dictate what you should see. They are the experts and will show you EVERYTHING that is on offer!
The hotel itself was good. On it’s own would not be excellent but the views from all the rooms and the ability to stumble across warthogs and Impala between your room and the bar was quite amazing!! As a base to Chobe Park it was quite fantastic; as a hotel, very good. Please be aware that the mini bar in your room is INCLUDED!!!!
A great honeymoon, not the most relaxing (due to the early alarm call!!) but we did not regret in any way the few lie ins we lost to get the photos and memories we did.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Chobe Game Hotel Chobe National Park