Sat beside the meandering Chobe River where herds of elephant and impala come to drink, the setting of this spectacular lodge is unparalleled.
The only accommodation of its kind found in the riverfront region of the Chobe National Park, the superb location of Chobe Game Lodge makes wildlife spotting easy, immersing you in the tranquillity of the bush. Head out with a guide in a 4x4 as soon as the gates open, and for a moment, you'll have this incredible park almost to yourself. There are two game-viewing opportunities to enjoy a day, starting with a morning game drive. The afternoon provides two options, and you can either opt for another game drive with an expert local guide or take to the water for a sunset safari cruise – a real highlight of any stay here.
While the animals are the starring attraction, the luxurious lodge perfectly complements this phenomenal experience. Five-star luxury is hemmed by an expansive 250-metre elevated boardwalk and deck, great for watching the incredible creatures that wander the floodplain. One of the first lodge's in the region, here you'll find an element of nostalgia mixed with contemporary touches such as beautifully modern cuisine, a large swimming pool, a spa and gym, and several bars and terraces where you can unwind after a day of adventure.
Televisions have been banished from the rooms and suites here, ensuring that you make the most of every moment. Comfortable, stylish and offering everything you would expect from a five-star game lodge, the rooms here range from Standard Riverview Rooms to indulgent Honeymoon Suites and spacious Luxury Family Suites.
Dedicated to the conservation of the environment and the welfare of its people, there's a real sense of community to be found here. As well as its vast efforts towards ecotourism, being awarded the highest level recognised in Botswana and having Africa's first CO2 emission-free silent electric fleet of 4x4s and safari boats, the lodge is home to a fantastic programme for the empowerment of women with the Chobe Angels the first all-female guiding team in Africa.
On the Chobe River in the Chobe National Park near Botswana's northern border with Namibia
Good to know
July to October is the dry season, and this is when you can expect to see vast herds of elephant along the riverfront
39 rooms, 1 family room, 1 honeymoon suite, 3 family suites
• Relax on one of the deck's couches and count the vast number of elephant that come to the river to drink • Unwind at the spa* • Head out on a sunset safari cruise • Cool off in the swimming pool • Listen to the melodies of the Chobe Game Lodge Choir.
Riverside boma, 2 bars, 6 lounges, 4 dining locations
All Inclusive: all meals • 2 game-viewing opportunities a day including 4x4 vehicle safaris and sunset cruises on safari boats • snacks • drinks • laundry • minibar
*Denotes local charge