Kubu Lodge

Long established on the banks of the Chobe River, Kubu Lodge lies a few miles downstream from the entrance to the Chobe National Park. Its 11 homely chalets set under giant riverside trees, Kubu Lodge offers affordability without compromising on comfort and experience.

Owner-managed and with decades of experience behind it, the lodge delivers genuine value for money accommodation at one of Africa’s wildlife hotspots. Triple rooms and a six-sleeper chalet means it’s a good choice for families too. The activities range from game drives and boat safaris to day trips to Victoria Falls, just 70km away. Guests can go catch and release fishing or bird watching before ending the day with a sunset river cruise – pure African magic.

Kubu Lodge is an ideal base for safari-goers during the May to October dry season. Huge numbers of elephants concentrate in increasing numbers at the river. Buffalo herds follow, attracting Chobe’s lion prides. Giraffe and antelope gather on the floodplains and crocodiles lurk in the shallows. The game viewing is excellent at this time of year. From November to April the elephant concentrations are much reduced but the Chobe birdlife is fantastic and resident wildlife is still abundant.

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Highlights at Kubu Lodge

  • Quiet riverside location near Chobe NP
  • Well-established, owner-run lodge
  • Wide range of activities available
  • Six-sleeper chalet, shady lawns, pool – great for families

Fast Facts

The Kubu Chalets

  • Raised Timber & Thatch Chalets
  • Shaded Viewing Deck
  • Triples & Family Chalet Available
  • En Suite Bathroom
Set under giant trees, each of Kubu’s 11 chalets is raised off the ground with views over the Chobe River. Solidly made from timber and thatch, they are available as twins, doubles and triples. Kubu Lodge also has a family chalet, comprising two twin beds and a bunk bed for children aged 4 – 11.

Each chalet offers an en suite bathroom with a shower and flush toilet. Other comforts include a ceiling fan, mosquito net, tea and coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer.

The Lodge Facilities

  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Swimming Pool & Sun Loungers
  • Viewing Decks
  • Curio Shop
  • Reading Room & Library
  • Laundry Service
One of the longest-established Chobe River lodges, Kubu Lodge is owner-managed and prides itself on its friendly, personalised service. Both the restaurant and bar have wooden decks that look out over the Chobe River. There is a reading room with library and a secluded swimming pool with sun loungers facing the river.

In keeping with the safari ambience, Kubu Lodge sits under giant shady trees and has a 2km nature trail that winds along the riverbank. Guests on the trail are always rewarded by Chobe’s extravagant birdlife and may see bushbuck, warthog or a family of mongooses.

Activities at Kubu Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Boat Safaris & Sunset River Cruises
  • Bird Watching & Guided Walks
  • Day Trips to Victoria Falls
  • Riverside Nature Trail
  • Catch & Release Fishing in Season
Set on the doorstep of the Chobe National Park, Kubu Lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives as well as game viewing by boat. The concentration of animals during the late dry season is famously spectacular but diversity of wildlife is impressive all year round. Bird watching from the river is especially good in the summer months. Indeed, the lodge’s own nature trail can be a rewarding journey in itself – many bird species are seen. Be sure to book a Kubu Lodge sunset cruise: with the setting sun behind them, Chobe elephants are perfectly framed.

Kubu Lodge offers day trips to Victoria Falls, lying just 70km away. The lodge also arranges visits to a crocodile farm and catch-and-release trips for tiger fish when in season.

Kubu Lodge Rates 2016

  • Green Season 2016
  • USD365 pp sharing
  • Shoulder Season 2016
  • USD365 pp sharing
  • High Season 2016
  • USD365 pp sharing

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

Please Note: These above rates are valid on a 3 night stay. For shorter stays the rate increases. Please contact us for the exact quote!

Includes & Excludes

Includes: Kubu Lodge accommodation, all meals, scheduled game-viewing (includes both land & water activities), park fees and a complimentary laundry service.

Excludes: Tips, gratuities and drinks. 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.

Single Surcharge is applicable for any reservation and works out to USD100 in additional cost.

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