Guests per Safari Vehicle
Muchenje Safari Lodge is located on a high escarpment on the quieter western side of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Featuring breathtaking views of the Chobe River and the seasonal flood plains, far away from the bustle of Kasane yet just two hours from the magnificent Victoria Falls. The lodge is owner-run and allows for personalised service and a homely atmosphere. With experienced managers and guides looking after each guest every step of the way.
The main lodge area offers an extensive lounge, bar and dining area overlooking the Chobe River and a busy waterhole. The dining area is built for a perfect communal dining experience but guests can opt to dine privately if they wish. The lapa by the pool is an ideal spot for an intimate dining experience with your significant other. In addition to the magnificent dining experience, guests can enjoy a Bush Braai in a boma area. The esteemed chefs provide delightful and varied food and can cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free guests.
Numerous extensive deck areas allow for guests to relax and enjoy the view. Perfect for enjoying the African sunset with a cold drink or gazing at the stars around the fire pit. The swimming pool offers amazing views over the flood plain.
Muchenje Safari Lodge offers 10 private thatched cottages and a larger family cottage, each beautifully appointed with its own unique view of the Chobe flood plain.
The family cottage is spacious and comfortable featuring an additional mezzanine open plan sleeping area that accommodates 2 children. With 2 luxurious bathrooms and a generous deck, it is perfect for a family or a group of young friends travelling together. Relax on the deck and soak up the sun whilst watching animals graze on the plains below.
About Chobe National Park
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.
10 Private Thatched Cottages & 1 Family Cottage
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana