Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero - Bedroom Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero - River cruise
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero - Bedroom
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero - River cruise

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush, located on the edge of Chobe National Park, the second largest national park in Botswana, where some 80,000 elephants roam. From the lodge’s hilltop position, guests can enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below. The main public area includes a lounge, library and dining room, which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. Guests are able to relax in the split-level swimming pool or unwind with a pampering session in the full service spa complete with a treetop treatment room.

Country

Botswana

Highlights

  • Highest concentration of elephants in Africa on lodge's doorstep
  • Full service spa, including treetop treatment room
  • Sundowner cruises on the Chobe River in our customised boats
  • Families with children of all ages welcome
  • Air-conditioned lodge
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


SafarisSafaris


PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI CRUISE

Our new safari boat available from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero 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.

SUNDOWNER CRUISE

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. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas - antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps - are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.

GAME DRIVES

Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary 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. The puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe, are only a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, lion and leopard are also found in the area.

FISHING EXCURSIONS

Guests will meet up with their guide at reception and drive through to the jetty for their fishing activity. The best time for fishing in the Chobe area is in winter, May, June, July and August. Type of fish guests can expect to catch is Bream and Tiger Fish. All fishing is done on a catch and release basis. Rates include: Use of the boat for maximum of 3 hours and fishing equipment. Maximum 3 people per boat and subject to availability.

TOUR OF VICTORIA FALLS IN ZIMBABWE

Only an hour and a half's drive from the spectacular Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a great base from which to explore this great wonder of the world. The transfer time is approximately 1 ½ hours depending on border formalities. From here, the guide will escort guests around the Falls sharing some facts & history along the way. Sanctuary Retreats will supply raincoats during high water months when guests are likely to get wet from the spray of the Falls. The walk is approximately 1½ hours in duration (3km), through the rainforest, stopping at the various viewing points. Guests will also have the opportunity to do some curio shopping in the adjacent open-air markets before returning to Chobe Chilwero. Rates includes: Sanctuary Retreat Qualified Driver / Guide, Return Transfer from Chobe Chilwero to The Falls, Entrance Fees to Victoria Falls Rainforest, Guided Tour of The Falls and bottled water. Rate excludes Day Entry Visa Fee - Payable at the border upon entry, lunch, Any gratuity or items of a personal nature.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Chobe National Park, renowned for its elephants is home to the largest concentration of these gentle giants in Africa. The park also features an abundance of sable and roan antelopes. The lush riverfront region is home to giraffe, wild dog, lion, sable and Cape buffalo and is the only place in Botswana where Puku antelope can be spotted. In the savannah, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, impala and kudu are plentiful. Key wildlife include: elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, zebra, and hyena.

FacilitiesFacilities

Pool

Restaurant, lounge & bar

Curio shop

AccommodationAccommodation

LUXURY COTTAGES

Each of the 14 thatched guest cottages has two showers, one inside and one outside. The en-suite bathroom also has a large free-standing bath. After a day of game viewing, what better way to relax than in your own private garden with a cocktail? Or if the fancy takes you, why not have your gourmet dinner served right here under the African sky. Coffee stations are now available for guest use in the rooms.

ROMANTIC HONEYMOON SUITE

Our new honeymoon suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero features a private plunge pool and deck area where guests will be able to enjoy private dinners for two under the stars (weather permitting). Guests booking this room will automatically receive a private vehicle and guide for all game viewing activities. Coffee stations are now available for guest use in the rooms.

AccoladesAccolades

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Children PolicyChild Policy

We welcome children of all ages at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero.

Contact and Social Media

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

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