Chobe Game Lodge Upstairs Bar & Internet Room: "Lots of Stuff, Well Equipped, but Few Visitors" Top 5 Page for this destination Chobe National Park Nightlife Tip by glabah

Chobe National Park Nightlife: 1 reviews and 0 photos

Chobe Game Lodge (see my tip on this lodge) is the only overnight lodge in the park. There are camps here and there, but camps are not permanent establishments the way a lodge / hotel is.

Thus, in many ways, the only night life there is in Chobe (at least for people!) is here at the Chobe Game Lodge. Even night game drives are not allowed in Chobe, and so very much so, night life here at Chobe is limited to the Chobe Game Lodge.

There are several bars at the Chobe Game Lodge. The upstairs bar is the most promising one for night life. Yet, it also seems to be the one least visited. Despite there being a fair number of tourists at the lodge when I visited, there was NO ONE in the upstairs bar other than the bar tender while I was there.

Aside of it being the internet service for the lodge, it is also seems to has a wonderful drink selection (I'm no expert in these things - especially on an international scale) and such typical bar fare as pool tables (probably called "snooker tables" here).

It is not difficult at all to imagine any of the movie stars, royalty and other celebrities that visited in the 1960s and 1970s sitting down here for a stiff drink and flirting with eachother during the evening after a long day of wilderness exploring.

Dress Code: This is an international tourist destination. It is really hard to say what the dress code is, because the people who come here well understand that they are staying in the middle of a wilderness environment, and thus tend to be very informal in the way they dress.

At the same time, it should also be understood that the Chobe Game Lodge used to be world famous as a place for the very high end tourist class, and famous people have stayed here. I would imagine that such company would dress up considerably when visiting Chobe Game Lodge's upstairs bar, as it is a fairly nice place.

I would therefore imagine that they have seen almost anything wander through the bar - from swim suits from the swimming pool to elegant gowns worn by the celebrities that used to make this place tick in the 1960s and 1970s.

Address: On the Banks of the Chobe River, Chobe National Pk
Directions: It is very difficult to find your way over the maze of dirt roads. You don't come here unless you have a reservation anyway, since traffic through the park isn't allowed at night.
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2007
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