Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Chilwero means “place of high view” in the local language of Setswana. Chobe Chilwero borders the Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana.

Chobe National Park covers a diversity of landscapes ranging from riverine forests to floodplains and periodic marshlands. The area is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, as well as an abundance of hippo, buffalo, antelope and lion.
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Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Chobe Chilwero is accessible by road and air. Kasane has its own international airport, which is approximately 10 minutes away by road. The lodge is situated above the Chobe River and offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and flood plains as far as Namibia. Accommodation is in 15 air-conditioned cottages and the main public area includes a lounge and dining room, which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. Chobe Chilwero also boasts the first full spa on the Botswana Safari circuit.

Each of the 15 cottage measures 61 square meters and has its own ensuite bathroom with a modern bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, “sala” or private balcony, mosquito, nets, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, hairdryer, minibar as well as an in-room safe. The main public area includes a lounge and dining room, which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. The wine cellar is temperature controlled and houses a large variety of South African wines. The spa offers a range of spa and hydrotherapy treatments from both the Thalgo and Africology ranges. The lodge also boasts a split-level swimming pool, library, curio shop and a communications centre, which offers telephone, fax and internet access. Electricity, 240 volts, is permanently supplied.

On offer are guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles that take you to the heart of Africa's largest concentration of elephants. Highly qualified professional guides lead the game drives in customized open 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles. However the best way to see this area and to escape the high number of tourists that come here, is on the Chobe River by specially adapted safari motorboats. (Subject to water levels).

Rates are seasonal from $630-$955 USD per person per night sharing.

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