Elephant Valley Lodge

A setting in the Kasane Forest Reserve lends a unique touch to Elephant Valley Lodge, one of several lodges that lie outside the borders of the Chobe National Park. Although it is a 40 minute drive to the park’s entrance, the privacy of the camp and its famous in-house waterhole more than makes up for it.

Elephant Valley Lodge affords visitors a more budget-friendly option for the Chobe River area but still delivers a classic candles and canvas experience. Walk-in East Africa-style tents are scattered around the lodge’s gardens and some look out over the waterhole, which itself has an excellent hide to give photographers unbeatable views of elephants and antelope at the water.

Close to the border with Zimbabwe and Zambia and just an hour’s drive from Victoria Falls, Elephant Valley Lodge makes an excellent first night or two in Botswana. You’ll enjoy game drives and river boat cruises in the Chobe National Park as well as bird watching and fishing. Families will appreciate the fenced nature of the camp not to mention the lodge’s four-sleeper Family Tent and babysitting service.

Elephant Valley Lodge

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  • Beautiful forest setting & productive waterhole
  • Game drives & boat cruises in the Chobe NP
  • Family-friendly & great for budget travellers
  • Close to Victoria Falls

Fast Facts

The Tents

  • Shaded Viewing Deck
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Four-sleeper Family Tent Available
Fenced to prevent elephants wandering into camp, Elephant Valley Lodge has 20 East Africa-style walk-in tents scattered throughout its grounds, some with waterhole views. Traditional safari tents, they each have an en suite bathroom and creature comforts that include tea and coffee-making facilities, a ceiling fan, room safe and a shaded viewing deck. The lodge also offers a four-sleeper Family Tent, featuring two twin-bedded rooms and a single en suite bathroom.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Curio Shop
  • Mobile Phone Connectivity
  • Lounge, Restaurant & Bar
  • Waterhole & Photographic Hide
  • Outdoor Boma & Viewing Deck
The lodge’s main building is an impressive thatched affair decorated with African accents and art pieces. There is a comfortable lounge and bar with an adjacent dining room where guests can sit down at either indoor or outdoor tables. Children will love to run around on the lawns that stretch down to the waterhole where elephants are often seen. The lodge’s swimming pool is a welcome sight on hot Chobe afternoons and guests may find that their evening meal takes place away from camp in a wonderful ‘bush’ setting.

Activities at Elephant Valley Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Waterhole Game Viewing
  • Morning River Cruises
  • Bird Watching
Elephant Valley Lodge is set in a forest reserve, a 40-minute drive from the entrance of the Chobe National Park. It offers activities designed to maximise your enjoyment of the park and so begins the day with a Chobe River cruise, spotting animals at the river, before ending the day with an afternoon game drive, returning to camp via a spot-lit drive through the forest reserve.

Chobe is classic big game country and an area most famous for its densities of elephants, many of which you’ll see at the lodge’s in-house waterhole. Other common residents of the area include lions, giraffe, buffalo and a wide range of antelope; leopards and wild dogs are regularly seen, and river cruises reward visitors with close-up views of hippos, crocodiles and some of the recorded 500 bird species.

Elephant Valley Lodge Rates 2016

  • Green Season 2016
  • USD390 pps (Valley Tents)
  • Mid Season 2016
  • USD500pps (Valley Tents)
  • High Season 2016
  • USD500 pps (Valley Tents)

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

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Accommodation, all meals, drinks on activities, transfers to and from Kasane Airport for guests arriving or departing with scheduled flights or private charters only and two daily safari activities (morning boat cruise and afternoon game drive).

Excludes: All drinks, transfers, park entrance fees, tips, gratuities, bed levy and items of a personal nature.

A Single Surcharge is applicable to bookings during the Peak Season and is charged at USD150.

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