Chobe Game Lodge

One of Botswana’s most celebrated safari lodges, Chobe Game Lodge has an unbeatable position on the banks of the Chobe River. Set under huge mahogany trees, it is the only riverside accommodation that lies within the Chobe National Park and guests enjoy easy access to the best game viewing sites, both on land and water.

The lodge’s elegant, Moorish architecture catches the eye on arrival, and its broad and shady terraces invite you to sit and take in the views. As comfortable with families as it is with honeymooners, Chobe Game Lodge is a hotel-type establishment but with the friendliness and personal attention that comes with a safari lodge. There are 47 air-conditioned suites, including four luxurious River View Suites, each complete with private plunge pool and lounge.

Early morning drives begin each day. Conducted by expert guides in specially modified vehicles, game drives patrol the Chobe River in search of big cats and wild dogs while the dry winter months see thousands of elephant and buffalo gather at the river, making for some of the best game viewing in Africa. An afternoon boat cruise – accompanied by the cry of the fish eagle and topped by the sunset – ends the day the Chobe way.

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Chobe Game Lodge Higlights

  • Unrivalled location in the Chobe National Park
  • Incredible elephant viewing – May to October
  • Game drives, river cruises & amazing birding
  • Close to Victoria Falls – an easy add-on!

Fast Facts

  • Type of Accommodation:  Luxury Safari Lodge
  • Comfort Level:  Luxury
  • Number of Rooms:  51 Luxury Suites
  • Location: Chobe National Park
  • See our Travel Guide: Botswana Safari

The Luxury Rooms

  • Air conditioning & ceiling fans
  • Private terrace with river views
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Complimentary mini bar
Air-conditioned and complete with an en suite bathroom, all 47 of Chobe Game Lodge’s rooms have river-facing terraces or balconies from which to soak up the views. Hand-crafted teak furniture and African fabrics give each room an authentic safari feel while modern facilities include a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and a ceiling fan. Honeymooners and families may prefer the privacy and extra space of a River View Suite, each featuring its own plunge pool.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Cigar Bar, Library & Billiards Table
  • Gym & Health Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Stargazing Deck
  • Restaurant & Open-air Boma
  • Broadband Internet Access
Chobe Game Lodge’s facilities include a large swimming pool and a health and beauty spa – both perfect for a post-game drive treat! The lodge’s reference library makes for a diverting afternoon, or if you feel like working up an appetite, head for the in-house gym.

Meals are served either in the lodge’s fine restaurant or out on the banks of the Chobe River in the open-air boma, a traditional eating place where dishes are accompanied by music and dance. Evening are best spent on the stargazing deck but guests may also want to taste the fine offerings at the Tshwane Cigar Bar where they can catch up with emails, order a cocktail or even play a game of billiards.

Activities at Chobe Game Lodge

  • Morning Game Drives
  • Motor Boat Safaris & Sunset Cruises
  • Afternoon Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
Chobe Game Lodge’s enviable location on the banks of the river puts it at the heart of the Chobe River experience. Game viewing is great all year round and quite exceptional from May to October when the area earns its reputation as the elephant capital of Africa. Game drives and motor boat safaris are blended to offer diverse game viewing and sensational bird watching, and open-sided vehicles ensure that everyone gets a view. The lodge’s two-storey river boat – the Mosi-oa-Tunya – is a popular choice for an afternoon sunset cruise but privately guided vehicles and small boats are also available for families, honeymooners and groups.

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Chobe Game Lodge Rates 2016

  • Green Season 2016
  • USD 510 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2016
  • USD 620 pp sharing
  • High Season 2016
  • USD920 pp sharing

Green:  January – March and December    |   Shoulder:  April – June and November    |   Peak:  July – October

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Chobe Game Lodge accommodation, all meals, local brand drinks, scheduled game-viewing (includes both land & water activities), emergency medical evacuation insurance to regional medical facility, Chobe park fees and a complimentary laundry service.

Excludes: Tips, gratuities and premium brand drinks. Chobe Game Lodge guests are welcome to buy items at the Curio Shop and any forgotten items of a personal nature can also be purchased at the camp.

A Single Surcharge is applicable to bookings during the Peak Season Single Surcharge is applicable for any one reservation comprising more than 2 singles during the Green or Shoulder Season.


The lodge has it all – this is the ideal place to go if you want all the amenities of a hotel but want to be near the animals. In the dry season, animals will come to the watering hole right outside the hotel, giving you an incredible view of it all from the security of your room or the dining area. In the wet season, make sure to take the afternoon cruise to see all the animals that are in the river and adjoining area. The morning safari is an excellent way to see the animals in their natural environment. It will give you a lifelong respect and love for animals.

Houston, Texas

The lodge offers all a visitor could want. The all inclusive drives and cruises to view animals or relaxing by the pool or river. As the lodge. Overlooks the flood plains, and is on the river, there is always something to see. The Eco investment is impressive with electric vehicles and boats and other innovations which can be part of a tour on request. Accomodations are well appointed( the lovely deep bath great to relax in) and to the highest standard. Having the same guide for the duration of ones stay gives a pleasing continuity. I was lucky to be able to watch herds of elephants enjoying the river – from the walkway at the lodge. Very special!
Elizabeth B
Darwin, Australia

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