Elephant Valley Lodge

Tucked away in the forest reserve is this lovely lodge with plenty of game

Kasane Forest Reserve - Kasane
2017
$390 - $525

 

Kasane Forest Reserve - DRY Camp

Price Range (2017)

$390 - $525

Our Rating

Client Rating

Our Highlights

  • Overlooks a waterhole
  • Access to Chobe National Park
  • Secluded Hide
  • Good game location

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Safari Lifestyles View

 

The lodge sits in Lesoma Valley, which is part of the Kasane Forest reserve.

 

This is actually a very pretty lodge in a lovely wooded area right on the border with Zimbabwe. Not in a private concession as such, the area is quite secluded and there is plenty of game around, some of which attend the waterhole right outside camp.

 

The lodge does offer game drives in the Chobe National Park but it takes about 30 minutes to drive to the gate and I’m afraid that these drives take part in the same queue that all the day drives get involved with in Kasane.

 

Perhaps you are better off enjoying more time at the lodge watching local game rather than using the lodge as a platform for National Park game drives, however it is definitely worth taking up the option of a boat cruise on the Chobe River.

 

The lodge is a very relaxing place to be, it is well built and well maintained and feels really like a bush lodge should do. Safari Lifestyles would be very happy to recommend its facilities.

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Camp Detail

Camp Style

Main Lodge . Game Drives and Water excursions on the Chobe River

Location

Kasane, Kasane Forest Reserve

How do I get there

Arrive at Kasane airport then transfer to camp. Self Drive accepted

Lodge Type

Main Lodge with 20 tents

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 6 and above accepted with conditions

 

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Wildlife

Land activities

Water activities

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Wildlife & Activities

 

Wildlife

 

The Chobe region is home to the largest population of wild elephant in the world. This is estimated to be approximately 120,000 individuals. Their sometimes daily passage takes them from Zimbabwe through the Chobe and on into Namibia before returning. Elephant Valley Lodge lies along one of these routes and is situated in the Kasane Forest, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park.

 

Activities

 

At elephant valley Safari Lifestyles have found that a morning cruise along the Chobe River provides a couple of distinct advantages and they include the following; during the morning the river is distinctly less busy with fewer boats. this also permits a longer experience, assuming that sightings kept you busy, and you do not have to cut the trip short to get back before sunset. it does also permit a greater length of the river to be explored.

 

In the afternoons we have found that the Chobe National park is conversely less busy and we are able to enjoy a sundowner along the river to capture the sunset on camera. It is also during the late afternoon that game becomes most active.

 

Activities in the region are not limited to wildlife viewing, and within hours drive from the lodge is the one of the seven wonders of the world. The position of the lodge ensures that guests you view the falls either from the Zambian side or the Zimbabwean side of the falls, the choice is yours.

 

Dawn and afternoon / evening safaris in 10 seater open vehicles in both the Chobe and Kasane forest reserve

Numerous activities at the nearby Victoria Falls area

The Camp

Camp Overview

 

Elephant Valley Lodge lies between the Chobe National Park in Botswana and the equally impressive Matetsi wildlife conservancy, south of the Kazangula border crossing and within the Kasane Forest Reserve. The camp comprises 20 'meru' style luxury safari tents and can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests.

 

The lodge overlooks an extremely productive water hole. Activities include daily safaris and boat cruises into the Chobe National Park. The unique lodge location provides guests with game viewing opportunities throughout the day and night.

 

Lodge Layout

 

The main lodge is very African in styling being constructed of gumpole and thatch and include the following facilities:

Swimming pool

Lounge

Outdoor dining areas (Boma)

Curio / gift shop

Bush dinner venue

Game viewing hide at water hole

 

It certainly does feel quite quaint and is bigger than first impressions give you. Generaly speaking the main areas are very comfortable as a traditional bush lodge should be. The dinning area is quite large with plenty of tables.

Room Description

 

20 ‘MERU STYLED’ Tents are situated around well manicured lawns or along the edge of the valley. The camp perimeter is fenced to keep the elephants from moving through the camp, instead now they move around the camp boundary, along their well worn paths to and from the Chobe Rver. Your tent also ensures that you are able to hear the multitude of night sounds as you drift away with vivid thoughts of the experiences of your day on safari. Each of the tents features twin beds, en-suite shower and toilet, mini safe and fan.

 

Each tent features

Twin beds.

En-suite shower and toilet

Tea & coffee making facilities.

Mini Safes.

Fan

Covered Deck

Camp Environment

 

Elephant Valley Lodge lies between the Chobe National Park in Botswana and the equally impressive Matetsi wildlife conservancy, south of the Kazangula border crossing and within the Kasane Forest Reserve.

 

The lodge itself sits in a beautiful forested area known as the Lesoma Valley and provides you with a view that always has something interesting to offer. Outside of the lounge area is a great small waterhole which often attracts game such as buffalo and elephant.

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