Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a backdrop, you'll come face-to-face with the abundant creatures of the bush, and some of the most spectacular sunsets Mother Nature bestows.
You will enjoy creature comforts - elegantly appointed accommodations, silver service, gourmet meals and fine wines. Relax in our luxurious thatched cottages, with ensuite, sunken handcrafted baths, indoor and outdoor showers, terrace and private garden with hammock overlooking the magnificent Chobe River. There is also a library, curio shop and a communications centre. Although located in Botswana, this intimate lodge is easily accessed from Zambia and the world famous Victoria Falls. Guests can enjoy a day trip to visit the Falls if desired.
Enjoy thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles that bring you to the heart of Africa's largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, puku, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Or join our acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. Sundowner cruises are particularly spectacular on the Chobe River. Fishing excursions are also available (additional cost).
End each day with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, followed by a sumptuous meal lovingly prepared by our expert culinary staff - a delicious, eclectic fusion of Western and African cuisine and delicacies - all topped off by a sampling of vintage wines and spirits from our cellar. It's the perfect complement to your one-of-a-kind African adventure. High teas are often served on the lawn under the shade of the trees.
Superlative game viewing and silver service may now be combined with the ultimate in pampering: spa treatments.
Safari Lodge, Wildlife, Game Drives, Safari, Self Drive, Walking /Hiking, Fishing, Photography, Birding, LuxuryTented Camp
Chobe National Park covers a diversity of landscapes ranging from riverine forests to floodplains and periodic marshlands. The area is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, as well as an abundance of hippo, buffalo, antelope and lion. Botswana's land mass is slightly larger than that of France. The country spans the tropic of Capricorn. Classified as semi-arid, evaporation exceeds rainfall monthly. Rainy season starts in late December and lasts through February. The average rainfall in Chobe is 600mm. Botswana's local population is estimated at 1.4 million. 70% of the land is covered by Kalahari Sands. Chobe National Park stretches 11,700km's. The country's estimated elephant population is +- 50 000. The Chobe River flows into the Zambezi River, both are known for their excellent fishing with more than 90 species of fish in the waters. Commonly sought after are the Tiger Fish and other fresh water fish. The Chobe River area is one of the few areas in Botswana where the Puka Antelope is found. There are over 400 bird species found in the Chobe National Park, among them the African Skinner, kingfishers, numerous storks and bee-eaters.
Chobe Chilwero offers nine double and six twin luxury cottages, all of which are individually designed to blend in perfectly with the topography and natural vegetation of the surrounding area. The cottage floor plates measure 61 square metres in area. Each luxury cottage has its own en-suite bathroom with a large sunken handcrafted bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden, “sala” or private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and air-conditioning. The main public area includes an elegant lounge and dining room, which are linked to spectacular outdoor viewing decks. The well-stocked wine cellar is temperature controlled and houses a large variety of the finest South African and European wines. This superb lodge also boasts a swimming pool, library, curio and an e-communications centre that allows guests to keep in touch with e-mail and internet information.
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