Chobe Safari Lodge sits on the edge of the Chobe River (as the name would suggest), but that also means that it borders four countries! Yup, that means you can quickly run off to Zambia is you feel like it. Clearly, this is going to be the easiest cross-country road trip yet...
This is quite a romantic spot, while you can see it is decorated in a traditional safari style; the pool, room service and private cruises tell a different, more luxurious story.
Here you can stay in a variety of accommodation such as suites, rooms, bungalows and even camping. The accommodation is a little less fabulous than the private cruise waiting for you, but we can let it slide. The rooms are very simple with double beds, a desk and an en-suite, but unfortunately no mini-fridge and water (something you expect if you don't want to run to the bar each time for a glass of water.) However there is a TV, Wifi and as we mentioned before, room service.
But let's be fair, if you come all this way you are not going to be spending much of your time in the room anyway. Outside you have a huge pool waiting for you, an open plan restaurant overlooking the pool and that gorgeous view of the river and a small island opposite that we all want to make the inlaws jealous of. When you go have dinner, make sure to dive into a Kudu steak, it's the best one you will ever have.
There is also a little shop, a health and beauty salon and cocktail bar for your to indulge in with gifts, a new holiday (or honeymoon) look and a fancy drink on top of it all just because you deserve it.
With this picture-perfect view and never-ending river, we won't forgive you if you are just sitting at the pool all day. Make sure to tackle land and water with that private boat cruise or a game drive to spot the iconic Chobe elephants. If you are tempted by what's around the corner you can even book an overnight or day trip to go to the Victoria Falls.
It is worth the mention that Chobe Safari Lodge is the oldest one in the region, so while some things might be out of date (and style) other things have just been perfected. If you are ready to put down a bit of a buck, you could have one of the most memorable safari experiences by far.
46 luxury safari rooms, 22 luxury river rooms, 8 chalets; family rooms available; en suite bathrooms; air conditioning; ceiling fan; safe; telephone; satellite TV; a la carte and buffet restaurant; cocktail bar and game/river viewing deck; pool and pool terrace; lounge with river view; health and beauty salon; curio shop; activity booking centre
Chobe Safari Lodge has an activity centre and runs its own guided game drives and boating safaris, the latter comes highly recommended. The evening sunset cruise aboard the larger boat is lovely but no match for the private boat safari, where you can explore the birdlife, elephants, hippos, crocs and the host of plains game that comes down to the river each evening to drink.
The booking centre also offers day trips to Victoria Falls, birding and walking safaris, boat hire, fishing trips, village visits across the river in Namibia, scenic flights and day trips to the Okavango Delta - in case you missed it on your way in.