Chobe Bakwena Lodge
Chobe Bakwena Lodge is an eco-luxury retreat on the banks of the Chobe River. It is located in the friendly village of Kazangula close to Kasane and Chobe National Park. This area is safari country and Chobe Bakwena Lodge is ideally positioned, 1.5kms from the border posts to Zambia, & Zimbabwe. It is located close to park entrance to Chobe National Park and forest reserve and about 90km’s from Victoria Falls and Livingstone.
Bakwena means ‘people of the crocodile’ in the local language, and this is one of the larger tribes in the area. Staff are fron the local villages and form part of the lodges responsible tourism initiative through investing in the local communities. Activities include game drives or river cruises in Chobe Park, fishing trips, bird watching, nature walks, cultural tours and visiting Impalila Island with its giant baobabs.
Chobe Bakwena Lodge comprises 15 rondavel style chalets & treehouses, 2 of which are family units, all situated under the shady canopy of Acacia trees. Some have river views whilst others are on elevated decks amongst the forest and surrounded by indigenous riverine bush. Built around both ecological and traditional African principles, each chalet offers laid-back luxury with its own private outside deck. The river view chalets overlook the river whilst the tree top houses have a gorgeous location with views onto the forest canopy. Built-in daybeds offer ample opportunity to absorb the changing moods of the river or the surrounding forest.
Each chalet at Chobe Bakwena Lodge has an interior bathroom with indoor shower and they also have an outside shower – to shower under an African night sky surrounded by the sounds of the bush is a must-do experience that cleanses and energizes both body and soul.
The personal touch of owners at Bakwena Lodge, Adam and Jen, can be felt from the hand selected furniture to the excellent food and service. Expect African-fusion dishes prepared from locally sourced ingredients and inspired by traditional Setswana cuisine. Once you’ve unwound and settled in you may want to relax in the main entertainment area with its lounge, restaurant and Rain Tree bar overlooking the river, or to cool off in the inviting swimming pool.