Chobe Safari Lodge: "Great African Experience" Botswana Hotel Tip by do9an

Botswana Hotels: 81 reviews and 123 photos

This is a very nice hotel right next to the magical Chobe river. We had a great room with river views, and with great African decorations. The restaurant, lobby and the pool side were all nicely planned and decorated with a great ambiance. The staff were attentive, and quite professional according to our limited African experience. The extras were reasonably priced. There was an activity centre which offered wide variety of activities (including game drives, river cruises etc). I should note that, I would not recommend the romantic dinner cruise, firstly it is nothing but romantic, secondly you see nothing at night in river, and fighting constantly with insects in candle light, and trying to eat is not fun. Lastly, you may share your romantism with loud teenagers, or elderly couples with not much humour. I would however recommend private boat hires, which is much better than the organised river cruise. The food is not bad, and the contents of the open buffet changes daily. Pool is nice and cleaned regularly. The only problem was the poor sound isolation in the room which may become a problem if you have a family with small children staying right above your room. Chobe is an amazing park, with wide variety of animals (above all a huge elephant herds). We even managed to see a lazy lion in daylight. You are very likely to see hippos, crocs, giraffes, buffalos, a lot of impala, kudu, eagles, vultures etc. However there is no cheetahs, or rhinos in this park. I would certainly recommend the whole experience.

Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Hotel

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  • Updated Apr 5, 2009
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