Guests per Safari Vehicle
Camp Kuzuma is a luxury African safari experience where guests are treated to wildlife sightings as soon as they leave the airport. Majestic elephants wander around the outside of the airport on the side of the road and between trucks. What a sight! Their presence is a teaser of what awaits you at Camp Kuzuma. The camp is discreetly camouflaged under a canopy of Mopane trees and is basically a bush heaven.
Elephants are definitely one of the biggest features at Camp Kuzuma. Whether you are having an outdoor shower, sitting on the deck with a sundowner or being pampered with a back massage in the open tented spa – they are never more than a short, trumpeting charge away.
The animals are free to roam across the 11 800 hectares of traversing rights in the pristine Kuzuma Forest reserve. On the surrounding open plains of the Kuzuma Pans you can see wildebeest, buffalo, roan antelope, the very beautiful and rare sable, giraffe, lion and leopard. Rhinos are however, protected in secret sanctuaries and apparently guarded more closely than the President, Ian Khama.
The lodge boasts seven luxury open-plan tented suites, connected with an elevated walkway to give you a height advantage if you were to meet a lion passing through the camp. The canvas and stone suites are open to the bush during the day, facing the bushveld and designed for absolute privacy. Each has a sundeck and you’re in a late 19th Century time warp amongst the Victorian high-backed baths, silver trays and teapots, leather couches and super king-sized beds - draped with mosquito nets - as well as outdoor showers.
The main lodge offers an open plan bar, lounge and dining area where you can enjoy sublime African cuisine. The sunken fire pit just off the deck welcomes guests and offers an opportunity to find solace and comfort whilst reading a book in the cool afternoon breeze and is the informal meeting place for a nightcap and story swopping in the tranquil evenings.
When you visit the Chobe National Park, you will never forget the first glimpse of the dazzling, deep blue Chobe River, as it winds its way through sandy terrain, small towns, lush floodplains, dense forests of cathedral mopane trees, and endless broadleaf woodlands. The park is named after this majestic river that protects 10.700 km² of the northern Kalahari desert, providing ensuing wilderness and a game density that is steadily remarkable.
Famed for its massive elephant populations, big herds of buffalo (matched only by some large lion prides) and incredible birdlife, Chobe National Park will leave an everlasting memory. Where else can you find such an amazing riverfront, with bustling wildlife, undisturbed predators, heavenly landscapes and tranquil lodges? The most accessible area of the park is the Chobe Riverfront, this is also where you will find the largest concentration of wildlife. For a more predator-rich area: head off to Linyanti Marshes. Or nourish your soul in the remote Savuti area. Wherever you go in this park, wildlife encounters are plentiful and all of Chobe feels like true wilderness. It is a place that can be enjoyed by everyone: couples, families and seasoned Africa travellers.
We will explain more about the different areas below. But first, a little bit about the history of this special place.
The original inhabitants of Chobe were the Bushmen, followed by the – impressively named – Hambukushu, Bayei and Basubiya. In the 1850s, locals saw explorer David Livingstone passing through the area on his way to the Victoria Falls (a little over an hour away from Chobe National Park), and some big-game hunters seeking trophies and ivory. Luckily, for all the flora and fauna of this unique land, the area was first protected as a game reserve in 1961 and proclaimed as a national park in 1968.
Up to this day the game density remains exceptional. You will be forced to halt frequently because a parade of wildlife wants to pass by. Much better than stopping for a red light in traffic, right? Moderating the number of visitors to the park keeps it from feeling ‘too busy’, adding to the remote and exclusive Chobe safari experience.
7 Tented Suites
11+ welcome on game drives
Camp Kuzuma, Botswana