Chobe’s wildlife roams in profusion and diversity. The park is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa and during the dry season the herds congregate along the fertile flood plains of the Chobe River.
What you will be doing
Chobe National Park is known as one of the best natural wildlife and wilderness areas in Botswana. You will explore the beauty of this wilderness via thrilling game drives and relaxing river cruises.
Arrive at Chobe Chilwero lodge. Spend a leisurely day relaxing in the swimming pool, unwinding with a pampering session in the spa, or just enjoying the endless views. Embark on a sunset game viewing cruise followed by dinner at the lodge.
After a hearty breakfast, head out for a game drive in the park. Be sure and take your camera! This will be a life-changing experience as you see herds of mammoth elephants in their natural habitat, along with other exotic species of wildlife. Prepare for equally awe-inspiring encounters on your sunset game viewing drive. Return to the lodge for a most savory and satisfying gourmet meal.
Savor your final breakfast before heading out for your last encounter with Chobe’s gentle giants. This game drive marks the end of your Chobe National Park tour. Pack up your suitcases and your freshly-made memories and depart Chobe Chilwero Lodge.
Where you will be staying
Deep in the heart of Botswana’s wilderness is Chobe Chilwero, one of the most enchanting places on earth. This intimate and enchanting lodge, offers guests luxurious accommodations and service, along with some of the most stunning sunsets Mother Nature has to offer.
From the Setswana for “place of high view” Chobe Chilwero lives up to its name sitting high above the Chobe River and offers guests unrivalled panoramic views across the flood plains as far as Namibia. The main public areas include an elegant lounge and dining room linked to a spectacular outdoor viewing patio with the wine cellar housing the finest South African wines.
What activities are included
Enjoy thrilling game drives in 4 x 4 open sided vehicles before cooling off in the lodge’s pool. The acclaimed guides can also take you on water safaris and photography cruises in custom built watercraft.
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.
Elephants feature largely on any activity at 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.
Photography Safari Cruise
Chobe Chilwero’s newest safari boat can seat up to 18 guests and has a lower and upper deck, both featuring 360 degree swivel seats. The upper deck offers a great vantage point of the Chobe River and wildlife while the lower deck boasts a bar area and the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a scrumptious river breakfast or lunch. The boat offers a great exclusive and intimate alternative to enjoying the Chobe area especially for photographic enthusiasts.