About

Chobe Game Lodge

As the only lodge located inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park, set on the banks of the Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore the very best of one of Botswana’s most iconic regions.

Chobe Game Lodge is an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified safari lodge comprising 40 spacious guest rooms and four luxurious suites. The expansive main area incorporates several comfortable and tastefully appointed seating areas from which to enjoy the tranquillity of the lodge surroundings.

Following the banks of the river, the 250 metres of elevated boardwalk and viewing deck offers seemingly endless panoramic views over the Chobe River. Find your favourite spot along the platform and settle down to watch the ever-changing wildlife parade across the river, on the islands and the surrounding floodplains.

  • The lodge in pictures

Lodge Overview

44 Rooms – 40 Standard Rooms & 4 Suites
Curio shop
Guest liaison
Spa & gym facilities
Conferencing facilities
Chobe boardwalk and deck
Disabled access

Indoor & outdoor dining facilities
Electric vehicles & river safari cruisers
Free wifi throughout the lodge & rooms
Two fully inclusive bars
Several open plan lounges
Large swimming pool
Riverside boma

Your stay at the lodge

Why Chobe Game Lodge

The ideal location

The only permanent lodge located inside the Chobe National Park, perfectly situated on the banks of the famous Chobe River.

Comprehensive Chobe Safari

Experience the very best of the Chobe National Park on daily 4WD game drives and enjoy the river on a Chobe River safari.

All inclusive luxury safari

Your luxury safari at Chobe Game Lodge includes all daily safari activities, meals, drinks, park fees, laundry services and more.

Responsible tourism

Leading the way in responsible tourism with a variety of sustainable tourism initiatives including an electric safari fleet.

Endless Chobe visits

Enjoy limitless views from the boardwalk overlooking a wildlife-rich floodplain to the east and the Chobe River to the west.

Your dining experience

From the riverside boma and dining terrace area to the many boardwalk locations and open-air patio – every mealtime at Chobe Game Lodge is different and an opportunity to reflect on the day’s activities while connecting with friends and family in a warm and tranquil setting.

The day starts at dawn, with an early light breakfast and fresh tea or coffee before your morning safari followed by a full breakfast/brunch on your return to the lodge.

Lunch is served anytime from 12:30 onwards and high tea is served on the boardwalk before the start of the afternoon’s activity. Dinner ranges from a delectable stir-fry evening to a mouth-watering three-course a la carte menu.

The Chobe Team

Arriving at Chobe Game Lodge feels more like joining a family than being merely a guest in a lodge. The dedicated team will welcome you as you enter and be there with a smile to ensure that every moment of your stay in Chobe is a special one.

One of the main Chobe Game Lodge projects is providing opportunities for young people from our local community to join the experienced, trained staff through a Youth Trainee Development project.

Another key focus is gender equality and creating better employment opportunities for women in the Botswana tourism industry. Since 2005 Chobe Game Lodge has been training women in the guiding fraternity and today has a full complement of professionally trained female guides.

Their energy and passion – accompanied by big smiles – are evident wherever you are around the lodge.

disabled access for wheelchairs

Disabled room facilities

Chobe Game Lodge has catered for many travellers with disabilities. Accessibility has been considered across much of the new developments with wheelchair access between the restaurant, terrace lounge, boardwalk & deck and the riverside boma dining area.

There are two fully accessible rooms with improved wheelchair access to the game-drive and boat jetty entrance for safaris.

Please feel welcome to get in touch for more questions about accessibility at Chobe Game Lodge and travelling with a wheelchair on safari in Botswana.

Conference Facilities

At Chobe Game Lodge we have experience of running everything from intimate corporate retreats or family reunions to large company incentives with exclusive use of the lodge.

There are private dining locations for small to large groups along the boardwalks and deck areas over the river and the riverside boma with cultural entertainment makes for an ideal finale to a corporate getaway.

A history of the lodge

Built back in 1972, Chobe Game Lodge was the first 5 star safari lodge of its kind in Botswana and the first, and only lodge to be built inside the Chobe National Park along the Chobe riverfront.

Later in 1975, regular celebrity guests Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton decided to tie the knot (for the second time) at Chobe Game Lodge which catapulted the lodge and region into the international limelight.

Today, Chobe Game Lodge continues to lead the way in the African tourism industry offering travellers the opportunity to experience one of Africa’s top wildlife destinations, only now from a premier game lodge with its roots firmly set in strong responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives.

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