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Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Chobe Savanna Lodge

Chobe Savanna Lodge


17°49’45.2"S 25°3’14.7"E

Chobe Savanna Lodge: Our full report

Situated in the eastern Caprivi, on the northern bank of the Chobe River, Chobe Savanna Lodge overlooks the ...

... floodplains of Chobe National Park's Puku Flats. Its riverside location is ideal for boat trips, fishing trips, cultural visits, birding and watching large herds of elephant and buffalo in the dry season (Jun-Oct).

Run by a company whose other properties include Chobe Game Lodge (just a short distance down river, on the Botswana side), Savute Safari Lodge and Leroo La Tau in the Makgadikgadi Pans, amongst others.

Spaced out along the banks of the Chobe river, it’s 13 thirteen thatched chalets, are linked by brick pathways to the main area. All are spread out within attractive gardens and extensive lawns and have a private deck with a river view across to Chobe National Park, making for very relaxing game viewing even when not on game drives.

The classic timber-and-thatch roofed, brick walled chalets, have a tastefully furnished open-plan lounge and bedroom area with polished wood floor and animal skin rugs, and an en-suite bathroom. The décor follows a contemporary African theme, coupled with crisp, white bed linen.

Taking centre stage and facing out towards large, glass sliding double doors and picture windows to the river, are the twin or double beds with mosquito net, and bedside tables with reading lamps. Sharing the beautiful view are a couple of chairs and a small table positioned in front of the bed, and off to the side is a reading desk with a tea and coffee station. As well as ceiling fans, the chalets also have air conditioning, whilst other room amenities include multi plug adaptors, a hairdryer, torch, a safe and a respectably stocked, complementary mini-bar. Outside, through the sliding doors is a small, shaded veranda with a couple of directors’ chairs to relax in.

Off the side of the bedroom the fully tiled, en suite bathroom has twin basins, flush toilet and a shower with toiletries, as well as a bathrobe.

One of the chalets is designed for families and has the addition of an extra twin bedroom for children, with both rooms sharing one bathroom.

Possible activities at Chobe Savanna Lodge include game viewing from a motorised boat, seasonal fishing trips for bream or tiger fish on a catch-and-release basis, cultural visits to a local community, specialist birding trips and seasonal guided nature walks along the floodplain.


Our view

Although we have not stayed at Chobe Savanna Lodge, we liked what we saw on our visit in June 2018. Overlooking the Chobe National Park, activities are firmly focused on the water. While this offers a change of pace from the usual safari activities, in the wet season the parks herds of elephant and buffalo disperse making game viewing more challenging. If wildlife watching is your priority, consider combining Chobe Savanna Lodge with a camp on the Botswana side.

Tracy Lederer

Tracy Lederer

Namibia expert

Geographics

Location
Caprivi Strip, Namibia
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board & Activities
Food quality
A light continental breakfast is served between 05:30 and 06:00 before guests head out on their first activity for the day.

Brunch is served back at the lodge between 11:00 and 11:30.

Afternoon tea is served between 15:00 and 15:30 before the afternoon activity commences.

Dinner is served between 19:30 and 20:00

Special interests

Family holidays
With three family chalets and a pool, Chobe Savanna Lodge makes a great stop on a family safari in Namibia.
See ideas for Family holidays

Children

Attitude towards children
Children of all ages are welcome at Chobe Savanna Lodge.
Property’s age restrictions
Families with children younger than six years of age must book private activities. (subject to availability)
Special activities & services
None
Equipment
None
Generally recommended for children
Chobe Savanna Lodge is a good option for families with children.
Notes
Children must be under their parents or guardians supervision at all times.

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Chobe Savanna Lodge

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Chobe Savanna Lodge have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Sable antelope

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Eland

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Lion

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sitatunga

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Wildebeest

0% success

Communications

Power supply notes
Chobe Savanna Lodge has a backup generator which automatically kicks in when there is a power outage.
Communications
The lodge has no telephone communications, however there is a satellite phone as well as radio communications for emergencies only.
There is no WiFi but there is a communal laptop with basic internet connectivity for guest use.
TV & radio
None
Water supply
Other
Water supply notes
Reverse osmosis water treatment plant supplies all drinking water. Bottled water is available on request at an additional charge.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Medical care
The closest doctor is in Kasane, which requires a one-hour boat trip then a short drive. In the event of a serious incident, guests would be flown to Windhoek, from Kasane.
Dangerous animals
High Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

    Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

    Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

    Guided walking safari

Extras

Disabled access
On Request
Money
There is a small pass-code protected safe in each chalet.

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