Chobe Safari Lodge

Reviews of Chobe Safari Lodge

Good(84%) From 15 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 15 of our travellers who have visited Chobe Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms H - Washington
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Average
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Food:
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Fun place!

Such a great lcation to stay. The safaris were amazing! The river cruises were very informative.

Keep your patio doors locked as the baboons like to visit!

The staff surprised me with a lovely birthday card and bottle of amarula.

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Dr K and Mr M - Australia
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
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Big-scale safari tourism

Staying at Chobe was somewhat of a shock to the system after several weeks of more modest, intimate accommodation!

The setting is very pleasant - with the restaurant, bar, deck and pool facing onto the river. Other than that, it feels mostly like a large chain hotel.

The sunset river cruise was a real highlight of the trip - well paced, knowledgeable but modest guiding, and spectacular scenery. On the other hand, our safari tour was less memorable, as the guide seemed interested in only a few particular animals, and was unwilling to adapt the tour towards the interests of the guests.

Kasane was also a pleasant town to wander.

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Mr & Mrs W from London
Arrived on: 10-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Chobe Safari Lodge review

Chobe Safari Lodge turned out to be better than we had expected bearing in mind it catered for a wider range of clientele and greater numbers than the other lodges we had selected.

Our 3 hour sunset boat trip on the Chobe River was excellent.

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Mr and Mrs from Beccles
Arrived on: 8-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Chobe Safari Lodge review

We loved it here. Lovely large room, bath and shower.View over the river.

Food buffet style , huge choice of everything. The afternoon boat ride excellent. The guide showed us lots of animals. We were keen on the birds, which he knew and we saw lots along the river. The game drive was fine, well organised - no lions but fantastic views of painted dogs. Would stay here again. Food and drinks were good value for money.

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Mr & Mrs K - Maidstone
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Chobe Safari Lodge review

We used this Lodge as an easy-to-get-to first base for an extended trip. We were prepared for being at a large lodge where there would be quite a number of people at meal times etc. but this was no problem as the facilities were spaced out well.

Staff were very attentive to our needs and particularly on our arrival when, due to a delay on our flight, we had missed a game drive and they organised a separate vehicle and driver for us.

Food was typical of a mass catering operation although one evening buffet was outstanding in the choices and quality offered - sadly the next night was not so good.

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Family K - London
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Facilities:
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Chobe - lived up to the hype

We stayed here two nights had a game drive and a boat trip. This was the largest place we stayed in during our fortnight trip around the delta, and whilst lacking first name personal service provided excellent guiding on the trips, and good service in and around the lodging.

The lodge is in a nice location with great views over the river, and grounds that attract small animals and abundant birds.

The game drive was excellent - we saw an abundance of animals (including lions and a leopard cub), numerous birds and had quite detailed explanations of everything we saw from the guide. It was cold (6am in the winter), but blankets were provided. The park was busy (exactly what it says in the guide books - at one stage there were 10 vehicles chasing a lion), but once we elected to drive to a quieter area we had a great time.

The boat trip was somthing of a highlight given the numerous elephants (including families crossing the river, cleaning the grass before eating), water buffalo, impala, hippo, giraffe, crocs, eagles, etc... Again the river was busy but there was plenty of time and space to stop and watch the animals. The guide was excellent.

The rooms here are excellent - lots of space inside the room, plenty of furniture, a large safe, decent sinks/shower area and separate toilet cubicle. Also a small deck although without much of a view given that trees line the river bank.

The food is a mass produced buffet and has the potential to be busy if you arrive just after a coach party. Nonetheless, there was a wide choice of dishes, some of which were cooked on demand. The staff here were most helpful - when asked about nut ingredients the chef was summoned and gave us a detailed explanation of everything on offer that day.

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Family A - New Zealand
Arrived on: 12-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Chobe Safari Lodge review

The family room could accomodate 2 children and 2 adults but not our 3 children. We would have preferred to stay all in one unit but were told this wasn't possible. The 2 rooms we were given were a reasonable distance apart which we didn't think was ideal and a matress could easily have fitted in the family unit.

We loved the swimming pool and the food

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Mrs E & family - Netherlands
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Chobe Safari Lodge

Very nice lodge, with many possible activities. The boat safari and game drive were both amazing. Seldom seen so many different animals, and so many animals at the same time. Amazing.

Great place from which to take a day trip to the Victoria falls.

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Mr and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 2-Dec-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Chobe Safari Lodge review

this was unlike all the other resorts we stayed as it is large luxury hotel.however none the worse for that. very comfortable. great river and land safaris. saw some of the best animals and birds of the trip

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Mr. F & party from Lisbon, Portugal
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Chobe Safari Lodge review

Wonderful hotel and beautiful rooms. Unfortunately, they are having problems with mice in the beautiful rustic roof. I got droppings in my face on the second night while in bed and had to change room to a downstairs one (concrete ceiling). They were comprehensive and did the change in the middle of the night. I loved the upper rooms, with that great ceiling, but they should advice everybody to use the mosquito net, or even prepare it to every guest.

I am so glad we booked the afternoon game drive on the day of the arrival. The elephants at Chobe come to drink in the evening. So, for future guests, I would suggest you to include this game drive also.

The location is nice, not inside the national park, but it is much cheaper than to stay inside. The activities are good (game drives and boat trips) but they are scheduled and there is no flexiility in choosing the times of the activities, which sometimes could possibly suit teh guests better (Game drives run from 6 am to 9m and 10am-13pm). The boat trip in the evening is in a big boat that is a bit to big to my taste, taking lts of turists.

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