Muchenje Safari Lodge
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Muchenje Safari Lodge

Muchenje Safari Lodge is situated on the quieter, western side of Botswana’s Chobe National Park, only forty minutes’ drive from Kasane and just over two hours from the Victoria Falls.

The lodge is set at the top of an escarpment, overlooking the banks of the Chobe River. The thatched chalets are privately laid out along the edge of the escarpment and decorated with “rustic luxury”, each chalet has a deck to enjoy panoramic views of the flood plain.

Explore the Chobe region on morning, afternoon and night game drives with professional guides. Venture onto the Chobe River by boat to witness herds of elephants and other wildlife attracted to the water's edge. You can go on guided bush walks and visit the local village to meet the people that make Botswana such a special place.





  • Personal attention
  • Home from home atmosphere
  • Big game encounters
  • Escaping from the crowds


  • Chobe is world famous for its huge herds of Elephant and Buffalo.
  • Prolific Wildlife with over 450 bird species and 75 species of mammals
  • Huge diversity of species unmatched anywhere in Botswana

Need to Know

Only 11 rooms

Only 45 minutes transfer from Kasane Airport - Transfers included in the rate

Enjoy the less commercialised Chobe National Park with endless activities.


Tailor-made game drives, All day activity in the Chobe with boat trip on the Chobe river, Morning walking safaris, Night game drives & Meet the community at Muchenje

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

70,000 Elephants Huge herds of Buffalo Lions, Leopards Amazing variety of game


  • Chobe is world famous for its huge herds of Elephant and Buffalo.
  • Prolific Wildlife with over 450 bird species and 75 species of mammals
  • Huge diversity of species unmatched anywhere in Botswana

The Chobe National Park was declared Botswana’s first national park in 1967, and covers approximately 11,700 sq km. Previously the area was used for forestry. The foresters whilst pulling the trunks down the river banks would chorus “chobe…..chobe….” meaning to push in the original language, hence the naming of the area, Chobe.

The life blood of the park is the Chobe River undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the park and with its close proximity to Victoria Falls and the Southern African region, the park is the ideal location for anyone interested in a combination of the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls and a magnificent wildlife experience.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

During a 3 night  stay visit the community, Mabele primary school and clinic.  


Private rooms with own veranda Game viewing decks

Communal Swimming Pool

Delightful Curio Shop

Variety of decks on the escarpment to enjoy the view over the Chobe


Muchenje offers 10 thatched private cottages, each being beautifully appointed with its own unique view of the Chobe flood plain.

Relax on your deck and soak up the African sun whilst the animals come to drink at the river.

Muchenje offers families a comfortable cottage where an upper open plan sleeping area can accommodate 2 children. With 2 spacious bathrooms and a generous deck it is perfect for a family or young friends travelling together.


Over 20 years with an impeccable reputation, welcoming and relaxed family atmosphere.


Open all year

High Season – July, August, September & October

July & August are the coolest months and often very cold at night and early mornings, with warm pleasant days.  The waterholes dry up and the game congregates along the river frontage. In September the temperatures soar to mid to late 30’s.   Before the rains start the Chobe is tense with the crackle of dry bushveld as thousands of elephants and other game congregate on the flood plains.

Low Season - November, December January to March

When the first rains arrive the bushveld sighs with relief – the flush of new growth is welcome as the new generation of plains game are born.  The migrant species of birds return and the Chobe comes alive with new life.  The summer rains are predominantly localised afternoon thundershowers. Once the rains have established the game disperses away from the Chobe - the zebra return to the Savuti Marsh, the elephants to their seasonal grazing areas such to Zambia or Zimbabwe.  But a few remain affording a fantastic safari any time of year.

Mid Season - April, May, June

The temperatures are pleasant, with warm days late 20’s (°C) and comfortable nights. It is dry with the last of the rains. The bush is dying back and the grass is turning golden brown. In June the temperatures start dropping particularly in the early morning and evenings.

The Chobe River usually floods in June when the rains from further upstream arrive in the Zambezi and push back up the Chobe.

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Low Seaosn Jan - March & December - $435 pppn

Mid Season Apr - June  & November $550 pppn

High Season July - October - $725 pppn

Children PolicyChild Policy

Over 8's only. Private vehicle must be booked for families with children between 8-12 yrs

Children between 8 - 16 can share a standard cottage.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Muchenje Safari Lodge's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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