Reviews of Chobe Safari Lodge
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Great location and game viewing
A large resort situated right on the banks of the Chobe river. Safe walking distance to Kasane shops etc. Nice pool and communal areas, shaded by large trees. Good restaurant with extensive buffet catering to all tastes. Good food, good staff, good service.
An extended family of banded mongoose (s? mongeese?) kept us entertained outside our rooms. The highlights were the morning game drive where we saw a pride of female lions and cubs, also buffalo, impala etc, and the afternoon / evening boat cruise where we were entertained by elephants and giraffe coming down to the river-bank to drink, also crocs, hippo etc.
Fantastic viewing all round. Would certainly return.
I really enjoyed my stay at Chobe Lodge. I had a three day inclusive package that included 5 activities which gave opportunities to try different things, all of which were well organised and gave great results.
The one to one attention was particularly good, whether on a great fishing trip for tiger fish (caught two but missed several more, had a hoot motoring down stream and weaving in between the flooded trees to find the best spots), or the individual boat hire that resulted in some excellent game spotting along the river front, with lots of background info explained by the knowledgeable guide, to the walk through the Namibian village and explanations of village life and culture.
As a solo traveller these trips were very good, and were arranged to suit my schedule. The two other activities were the early morning game drive and sunset boat cruise, which gave opportunities to meet and socialise with other travellers, as well as see lots more game.
In terms of accommodation, I had a very large, comfortable, air conditioned room with a terrace looking out over the river and the food buffet at both breakfast and dinner was excellent, with a vast range of dishes that differed each night and featured local produce - it did feel a little strange photographing the impala and Koodoo during the day, then eating them at night, but it all added to the experience!
The staff were also very helpful in finding my luggage which had failed to make my connection at Johannesberg and arrived two days late.
Overall a great introduction to Chobe and Botswana
Chobe Safari Lodge review
Huge, luxurious room with a bottom of chilled wine to welcome us.
Horribly busy and too large a lodge for our taste.