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Chobe River

Our Lodges in the Chobe River Region

Chobe lodges provide some of the most luxurious safari accommodations in Botswana – if not southern Africa. They range from air-conditioned riverside hotels to classic thatch and timber lodges as well as lamp-lit tented camps. The standard of service is high and you’ll enjoy expert guiding, great food and wine as well as all the creature comforts – well-appointed suites, private bathrooms and battery recharging points.

There is accommodation in both of the Chobe National Park’s wildlife hotspots: the Chobe River and the Savuti region. Lodges are usually set overlooking water to maximise your game viewing experience. Chobe’s larger accommodations often have a pool, spa and gift shop.

Browse of recommended Chobe lodges below or contact us to find out which lodge is best suited for your requirements and budget. Note that some Chobe River lodges are set away from the river and several Savuti lodges are located some distance from the famous Savuti Marsh – ask us for more information.

Chobe Elephant Camp
Chobe Elephant Camp
In Short: Affordable, friendly Chobe River lodge
Location: Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Set on a ridge overlooking the river, this camp has a charming rustic atmosphere. Its location in a less-visited region of the reserve means easy access to game drives & boat cruises during peak season. A 2-room family chalet is available.
USD 335 - USD 495p/p sharing
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Chobe Game Lodge
Chobe Game Lodge
In Short: Our favourite Chobe River lodge
Location: Chobe River, Chobe National park, Botswana
The only riverside lodge in the Chobe National Park itself, Chobe Game Lodge takes advantage of its privileged setting to deliver excellent game viewing by 4X4 & boat. It’s a larger, hotel-type accommodation with plenty of facilities & room types.
USD 510 - USD 920p/p sharing
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Chobe Princesses
Chobe Princesses
In Short: The most unique way to explore Chobe
Location: Chobe River, Botswana & Namibia Border
You can’t get better views of the Chobe River than those from your suite aboard the Chobe Princess, a luxury houseboat that offers game viewing by motor boat as well as birding & fishing trips. It’s an intimate, unique & unforgettable experience.
USD 215 - USD325p/p sharing
Chobe Chilwero
Chobe Chilwero
In Short: Our top recommended honeymoon lodge
Location: Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana
It’s not just the breathtaking views of the river that make Chobe Chilwero such a good choice for romantic travel; guests also enjoy sumptuous suites, great food & the only full spa of any Botswana lodge – set, of course, in the treetops.
USD 590 - USD 990p/p sharing
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Imbabala Safari Lodge
Imbabala Safari Lodge
In Short: Our best value Chobe safari package
Location: Zambezi River, Close to Chobe NP, Zimbabwe
Imbabala sits on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe & offers an excellent value 3-night deal: all transfers, accommodation & meals, game drives & river activities plus a full-day trip to the Chobe River – highly recommended in the dry season.
USD 312 - USD 347p/p sharing
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Top Experiences


1. Go on a Game Drive

Morning & afternoon game drives with expert guides bring the drama of Chobe straight to you: the raised & open-sided vehicles are ideal for photography & you’ll enjoy drinks & snacks too.

2. Cruise the River

An all-year wildlife haven, the Chobe River attracts thousands of elephants & buffalo in Botswana’s dry season. Riverside lodges offer sunset river cruises & game viewing by small motor boat.

3. Track Big Cats & Wild Dogs

Game-rich Chobe is a predator’s paradise & home to healthy populations of lion, cheetah & leopard; it’s also a great place to search for the highly endangered wild dog.

4. Bring the Birding Binoculars

With around 500 bird species, the Chobe Park is an epic bird watching destination, especially in summer when migrants arrive. The Savuti & Chobe River areas are Chobe’s birding hotspots.

5. Take a Table for Two

Many of Chobe’s lodges are as famous for their romantic ambience as they are for their game viewing; intimate camps, luxurious honeymoon suites & plenty of private pampering.

6. Catch-and-Release Fishing

A few select lodges offer catch-and-release fishing in the Chobe River. If you’d like to spend an afternoon casting for bream or wrestling a toothy tiger fish, then come fishing in Botswana.

7. View Rock Art

Indigenous Khoisan hunters left their mark on the landscape: head for Chobe’s Ghoha Hills for well-preserved examples of ancient rock art, bought to life by local guides.

8. Visit Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls is only a 2-hour drive from the Chobe River. Pop across the border to either Zambia or Zimbabwe to see the thundering world wonder up close & personal.

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