Chobe Savanna Lodge is owned and run by Desert & Delta Safaris. This company operates a number of high-quality properties across Botswana, not least Chobe Game Lodge, Camp Okavango, Camp Moremi, and the Makgadikgadi Pans’ Leroo La Tau. Chobe Savanna Lodge is booked on an all-inclusive basis, featuring all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, all scheduled safari activities, park entrance fees, a complimentary mini-bar fridge in each chalet, and a laundry service. The lodge is open all year round.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The lodge is accessed via approximately an hour’s motorized boat transfer from Kasane. It’s situated in the Eastern Caprivi and has breathtaking views over Chobe’s sprawling Puku Flats floodplains.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT CHOBE SAVANNA LODGE:
Guest accommodation consists of ten twin-bedded chalets and one family suite. All are classic timber-and-thatch structures, spaced out along the banks of the Chobe river. Each standard unit offers a combined bedroom-and-lounge area, featuring twin beds, bedside tables and lighting, and comfy seating. In-room amenities include air conditioning, fans, a tea-and-coffee station, a safe, a hairdryer, and 220V multi-adaptor plugs for charging electrical equipment. Guests also have use of an air horn, a flashlight, and an umbrella. En-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, twin washbasins, and shower; and the lodge provides free soap and shower gel. The family suite benefits from all these features, in addition to an extra twin bedroom for children. It also has a shared bathroom rather than en-suite arrangements. And every unit boasts a private veranda, with lovely river views!
Chobe Savanna Lodge’s communal facilities occupy the lodge itself, an attractive thatched open-sided building that boasts 270-degree views over the river. Inside, there’s the comfortable lounge, containing a variety of seating and tables before a cozy fireplace. The lodge’s library provides another pleasant space for relaxation, as well as a basic internet connection for guests who need to keep in touch with the wider world. Delicious meals are enjoyed in the indoor dining area, and guests can also dine al fresco – for example, on the riverbanks while looking out for elephants! The lodge has a fully stocked bar too, and a curio shop where you can browse for souvenir items. Another great spot for wildlife watching is the spacious viewing deck, while the campfire is the perfect place for getting to know your fellow travelers and sharing safari stories. For cooling off between activities, there’s a sparkling swimming pool!
*Please be aware that the swimming pool here has no depth markings or 'No Diving' signs, so take care before you jump in!*
ACTIVITIES AT CHOBE SAVANNA LODGE:
An exhilarating range of activities is available from the lodge, as follows:
Motorized boat safaris- These take place in nifty little aluminum boats that are fantastic for getting really close to the wildlife! In the company of a knowledgeable and experienced guide, you’ll enjoy close encounters with a host of mammals drinking on the banks of the River Chobe, as well as the crocs, hippos, and waterbirds that thrive in, on, and around the water.
Fishing- Keen anglers can go on seasonal catch-and-release trips, involving the likes of tigerfish and bream.
Cultural excursions- You can also visit a village near Chobe Savanna, to meet the local people and learn all about their traditions, in a fascinating add-on to your safari.
Bird watching- Special bird-watching safaris can be arranged at the lodge. These can form part of a photographic safari too!
Guided nature walks- Currently, walks from Chobe Savanna Lodge are not operated with a guide carrying a firearm, and for this reason we strongly advise against our travelers going on them.
*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.