Guests per Safari Vehicle
Chobe Savanna Lodge is perfectly situated in the Eastern Caprivi, Zambezi Province of Namibia. This is a narrow strip of country on the northern bank of the Chobe River. The camp offers magnificent views over the expansive floodplains of the Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats. The Chobe River is commonly known for their large herds of Elephant, Buffalo and Hippo, as well as dense concentrations of other wildlife – including the rare Puku antelope – which come down to the river’s edge to drink and graze.
Set in a classic African Savanna of sweeping vistas the focal point of Chobe Savanna Lodge is a thatched, open-sided main building that features a 270-degree view over the Chobe River and beyond to the Chobe National Park.
Relax at the attractive gardens that boast a secluded swimming pool which further enhances the lodge’s enviable location. In addition to the scheduled game-viewing activities, Chobe Savanna Lodge is also a perfect venue for guests to simply take time out to watch the natural world go by in one of the most spectacular settings imaginable.
If you are looking for an intimate safari experience with loved ones Chobe Savanna Lodge is perfect for you. The camp accommodates only twenty-six guests in beautifully furnished thatched chalets, each with a private deck, an integrated bedroom and lounge area and en-suite facilities. Every chalet is air-conditioned and has its own complimentary mini bar.
This water-based lodge offers guests an array of aquatic activities. Enjoy river excursions in small, easily manoeuvrable boats which allow guests to experience close encounters with the wild visitors to the river’s edge. Fishing is also available on a catch-and-release basis. Fishing for Bream or Tiger Fish are a firm favourite with guests of all ages. Those wishing to experience some of the local Namibian traditions will enjoy a cultural village visit to one of the surrounding communities, where one can observe the ancient heritage of the local people.
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.
All ages welcome
12 Luxury Chalets
All ages welcome
6+ welcome on game drives
Kasane International Airport
10 minute road transfer from the airport to the Kasane Immigration jetty followed by a 1 hour motorized boat trip to the Chobe River
*Chobe Savanna Lodge is accessed via Kasane International Airport in Botswana by boat transfer only
Chobe Savanna Lodge, Namibia
All ages welcome