Chobe Chilwero Camp (Chobe National Park) Botswana
With its breathtaking scenery and location, Chobe Chilwero Lodge must surely be one of the most enchanting places on earth.
Situated on the border of the world-renowned Chobe National Park, the comfortably appointed lodge boasts spectacular views of the magnificent Chobe River and surrounding wilderness with its abundance in wildlife.
Chobe National Park is located in northern Botswana and covers 11,700 sq km of pristine wilderness, ranging from the verdant flood grassland and thickets beside the Chobe River, to forest, Mopane woodland and scrub.
Each luxury cottage has its own en-suite bathroom with a large sunken handcrafted bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden, “sala” or private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
The main guest area hosts a stylish, contemporary lounge, dining area and superb viewing deck overlooking the Chobe River - and for those hot African days, there is a magnificently set swimming pool in which to cool of.
There is nothing like a superb meal and a glass of wine at the end of the day. Working their magic, our team of expert chefs bring forth the most delectable culinary magic by fusing African and Western cuisine - a style of cooking which perfectly complements the surroundings!
Activities / Wildlife:
The wildlife roams in profusion and diversity. The elephant population, estimated to number in excess 30,000, is the largest single concentration in Africa surviving within the confines of a proclaimed National Park. During the harsh season, the herds migrate south to north and congregate along the perennial Chobe River fertile flood plains. Other major species such as lion, square-lipped rhino, wild dog, sable and roan antelope are encountered in many areas of the reserve.
Out on the open plains of Savuti and Mababe, wildebeest, zebra and buffalo concentrate in massive endless herds. The red lechwe and puku antelope co-exist on the floodplain and marshland and indeed Chobe is the southern limit of range of both these unique species. Within the riverine thickets, the nocturnal leopard and rare Chobe bushbuck are often observed and the birdlife is abundant and diverse with in excess of 450 species recorded.
The beginning, or the end of your day, often starts on the Chobe River. Here, with some luck, you may be watching a herd of buffalo or elephants, as the sun sinks, with a cocktail in hand and nibbling freshly roasted assorted nuts. Game activities are done by open 4x4 custom made game viewing vehicles & motor boats. Optional activities include mokoro trips on the Chobe River, sightseeing in Victoria Falls and Hot Air Ballooning over Namibia.
Things only get better when you return to the lodge, where sherry and candle light await you in the privacy of your room. Pre-dinner snacks and a 4-course meal, followed by a platter of specially prepared cheese & biscuits will be for you’re eating pleasure. It is really "tough" in Africa! Let Chobe Chilwero pamper you in a way that only we know how.
Fishing Excursions (At extra cost)
Guests will meet up with their guide at reception who will have a cooler box ready with refreshments and beverages of the guests’ choice. Mineral water is always included. It is normally the same guide assigned to the guests for their other game activities whilst and be assured of best rates at the lodge. They are taken to Chobe Safari Lodge jetty for the activity. Here they are handed over to the coxswain and agree on a pick up time for the transfer back to the lodge. The best time for fishing at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is in winter (May, June, July and August) because that’s when the water is slowing down. The types of fish guests can expect to catch are Bream and Tiger Fish, on a catch and release basis. Price: $55 per person (per hour)
Included in the rate: Charge of the boat per hour and a max of 3 hours. Max 3 pax per boat subject to availability Fishing Equipment.
Accommodation Rates: From $650 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and suggested itinerary