Chobe Chilwero: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||15|
Main description of Chobe Chilwero
Chobe Chilwero: Facilities
|Room facilities||Air Conditioning, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah, Complementary Wi-Fi, Hair Dryer, Television, Tea / Coffee|
|Available services||Babysitting Service, Credit Card|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Game Drives, Game Viewing, Boating, Catch-and-release Fishing, Safaris, Massages, River Cruises, Boat Cruises|
Room types at Chobe Chilwero
The romantic honeymoon suite features a private plunge pool, a private deck where guests will be able to enjoy private dinners for two under the stars (weather permitting) and special turn downs every night. Guests booking this room will automatically receive a private vehicle and guide for all game viewing activities.
Luxury Thatched Cottages
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero’s fifteen guest cottages all command fabulous views and come with every convenience guests could hope for. Each cottage measures approximately 61 square and has its own private garden – the perfect spot to sip cocktails, or enjoy a private dinner served under the African sky? Each ensuite cottage offers a free standing bath tub, indoor and outdoor shower. The rooms are also equipped with airconditioning, hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe, mosquito nets and mini bar. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in all of the rooms of the lodge.
Activities at Chobe Chilwero
Guests will meet up with their guide at reception and drive through to the jetty for their fishing activity. The best time for fishing in the Chobe area is in winter, May, June, July and August. Type of fish guests can expect to catch is Bream and Tiger Fish. All fishing is done on a catch and release basis. Rates include: Use of the boat for maximum of 3 hours and fishing equipment. Maximum 3 people per boat and subject to availability.
Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Game drives in open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds. Thrilling game drives lead by our qualified professional guides bring you close to hippos, buffalos, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. The puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe, are only a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, lion and leopard are also found in the area.
Photographic Safari Cruise
Our new safari boat available from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero can seat up to 18 guests and has a lower and upper deck, both featuring 360 degree swivel seats. The upper deck offers a great vantage point of the Chobe River and wildlife while the lower deck boasts a bar area and the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a scrumptious river breakfast or lunch. The boat offers a great exclusive and intimate alternative to enjoying the Chobe area especially for photographic enthusiasts.
The best way to end a day of safari here is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of our specially designed riverboats. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas - antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps - are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.
Tour of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Only an hour and a half's drive from the spectacular Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a great base from which to explore this great wonder of the world. The transfer time is approximately 1 ½ hours depending on border formalities. From here, the guide will escort guests around the Falls sharing some facts & history along the way. Sanctuary Retreats will supply raincoats during high water months when guests are likely to get wet from the spray of the Falls. The walk is approximately 1½ hours in duration (3km), through the rainforest, stopping at the various viewing points. Guests will also have the opportunity to do some curio shopping in the adjacent open-air markets before returning to Chobe Chilwero. Rates includes: Sanctuary Retreat Qualified Driver / Guide, Return Transfer from Chobe Chilwero to The Falls, Entrance Fees to Victoria Falls Rainforest, Guided Tour of The Falls and bottled water. Rate excludes Day Entry Visa Fee - Payable at the border upon entry, lunch, Any gratuity or items of a personal nature.