Chobe Chilwero

Understated charm in this luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush

Chobe National Park
2017
$590 - $1190

 

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Moremi Game Reserve - DRY Camp

Price Range (2017)

$590 - $1190

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Our Highlights

  • Highest concentration of Elephant in Africa
  • Full service spa, including treetop treatment room
  • Sundowner cruises on the Chobe River in customized boats
  • Families with children of all ages welcome
  • Air-conditioned lodge

Safari Lifestyles View

 

Chobe Chilwero is not inside the Chobe National Park but it is as close as you can get to being inside and is away from most of the other larger lodges in Kasane. It is a medium sized lodge that does not profess to being a bush camp, its excellent facilities are complimented by its location being set back up the hill with a great view.

 

After finishing your spa treatment you can go back to your oversized room and relax, or take part in one of the many traditional activities that this part of this world offers including game drives in the park or sunset cruises on the river. As said, this is not a bush camp and this is reflected in the lodge’s product as it feels more like a quality health spa than anything else.

 

If all you wanted was a Spa in Botswana then this would be a 5 star Lodge.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Dry Camp, game drives into the Park and boat cruises on the Chobe River, Spa facilities

Location

Kasane, Chobe National Park

How do I get there

Fly into Kasane then private transfer to Lodge

Lodge Type

Large Boutique style Lodge with 15 Cottages

Whats Included

 

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Game Drives - Daytime

Whats Not Included

 

  • Travel to and from the lodge
  • Private Vehicles
  • Personal Expenses
  • Premium Imported Drinks
  • Tips

Child Policy

Children of all ages accepted with conditions

 

Up to 15 Years:   A child must share a room with an adult

Up to 6 Years:   A private vehicle needs to be booked

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Wildlife & Activities

 

Wildlife

 

Chobe National Park is renowned for its elephants and abundance of dramatic sable and roan antelopes. Rare sitatungas with their splayed feet that run on swamps and their predators, the wild dog and lion, are often seen. The lush riverfront region is home to giraffe, sable and Cape buffalo, and is the only place in Botswana where Puku antelope can be spotted. In the savannah, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, impala and kudu are plentiful

 

 

Activities

 

GAME DRIVES

Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Game drives in open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds. Thrilling game drives lead by our qualified professional guides bring you close to hippos, buffalos, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. The puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe, are only a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, lion and leopard are also found in the area.

 

SUNDOWNER CRUISE

The best way to end a day of safari here is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of our specially designed riverboats. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas - antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps - are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.

 

CHOBE CHILWERO SPA... there is an extra cost for Spa treatments

This is the first full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Inspired by the abundance of nature that surrounds the lodge, the spa has drawn from that beauty to develop a range of treatments and rituals of the highest quality to relax, restore and revitalise guests. We use only products, treatment methods and practices that are environmentally friendly.Luxurious facilities include an indoor spa bath, Vichy showers, hydrotherapy, plunge pool, relaxation area and private treatment rooms, one of which is elevated in the treetops. Treatments are provided by trained spa professionals, and include products from both the Africology and Thalgo lines.

 

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for.

Lodge Layout

 

The lodge itself is set up on the hill overlooking the Chobe River. This boutique style lodge is quite large and imposing considering it only has 14 cottages. Beautifully painted in African colours the structure is of solid walls and large, painted in a red ochre colour and littered with wooden artifacts either laying around or built into the walls.

 

Its really quite an elegant affair... the main area is large and airy and feels like a 19th century colonial lodge with lots of room and furniture dotted around all the while managing to keep itsef very "African" in its nature. The dining area is superb with an inside and outside section and great views over the Chobe River.

 

Perhaps the best thisng about the Lodge is the treatment Spa which is simply fantastic and perhaps only matched by Jao Camp. They really have gone to town here with excellent treatments available, the standards of which are way above some other lodges where the spa or relaxation area is simply an add-on, with Chobe Chilwero the spa is a reason to visit.

Room Description

 

The units of of a high quality build and is in the style of an upmarket lodge and not a bush lodge and are all reachable through paths that wind through the beautiful gardens.

 

Each of Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero’s 15 cottages measures 61 square metres and has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, hairdryer, minibar as well as an in-room safe.

 

The quality of these Cottages match the general quality and ambiance of the lodge itself.

Camp Environment

 

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero borders the Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana covering an area of 10,566 km2 and home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephants.

 

Set well within the bush itself, the plot that the lodge sits within has been manicured into beautiful gardens with a large lawn ares where you can sit and relax and gaze out over the stunning views across to the Chobe River below.

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