Elephant Valley Lodge
Common Area Family Tent
Common Area
Family Tent

Elephant Valley Lodge

Elephant Valley Lodge is surrounded by the peaceful wilderness of the African bush.  It lies in a unique position over-looking the Lesoma Valley in the Chobe District, which is home to the largest population of African elephant in the world.  The animals and birds move freely in the valley between the game-rich conservation areas of the neighbouring Chobe Game Reserve and the National Parks of Zimbabwe. From the comfort and tranquillity of the Lodge you can watch creatures great and small, dropping by for a thirst quenching drink at the Lodge’s waterhole.

At Elephant Valley Lodge guests will enjoy activities including daily 4 x 4 game viewing safaris and boat cruises along the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.  Day trips to the Victoria Falls either in Zambia or Zimbabwe can easily be arranged.

The Lodge has 20 spacious accommodation tents with tea and coffee making facilities, fan, electric blankets in winter, hair dryers, charging points plus en-suite shower and toilet. Eight tents have views over the valley towards the water hole and twelve tents are nestled around the lush forest lawns and swimming pool. 

Sturdy acacia trees form large canopies of shade over the main communal areas and forest tents. The new rim-flow pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and relaxation on the sun loungers. A traditional out-door ‘boma’ serves evening meals and a game viewing platform brings you closer to the valley’s wildlife­. An attractive open lounge with bar and upper viewing deck is connected to the dining areas. All these facilities have magnificent views over-looking the valley and water-hole.  The waterhole attracts a wide variety of game, particularly elephant, but also giraffe, buffalo, antelope such as waterbuck and kudu, warthogs, honey badgers, jackal, mongoose, predators including leopard, lion, hyena, wild dogs and many more species.

Enjoy a cacophony of night sounds, including the eerie hyenas, jackals barking and sometimes lion roaring in the valley, as you drift off to sleep after an exhilarating day of game viewing at Elephant Valley Lodge.

Country

Botswana

Highlights

Family friendly game lodge located in Chobe on a prime wildlife location

Low risk for Malaria

Wartering hole right infrom to the lodge that brings game close to guests

 

 


SafarisSafaris


4X4 Safaris - As you drive along the river bank looking for fresh tracks, our experienced guides are able to interpret the bush signs and track the animals that left them. Being the first observers at a special sighting is very exciting. The thrill of finding spoor and tracking game must be experienced to be appreciated. Impala are everywhere and giraffe are commonly encountered. Elephant and herds of buffalo abound. Game viewing is a perfect way to spend your time in the peace and tranquillity of the early morning or the late afternoon.

Safari Boat Cruises - The game viewing while cruising the Chobe River is epic. You can enjoy watching elephants playing in the river or going for a swim. Hippos can be viewed wallowing in the shallow waters or munching grass on the lush islands.  Giraffe and antelope make their way to the water edge and sightings of predators along the river bank are common.

A Chobe safari cruise is perfect for photography. Our small boat acts as a mobile hide that allows you to get close to the animals without disturbing them.  This has enabled wildlife photographers to capture countless stunning images.

Victoria Falls Day Trip - The Victoria Falls, either on the Zimbabwean and Zambian side, are only about an hour’s drive away from the Lodge and a day trip can easily be arranged, either prior to or after arrival at the Lodge.  A visit to the Victoria Falls should not be missed; it presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur.

It was described by the local people living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ meaning ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. Guests depart the Lodge after breakfast around 8:00 and arrive back at the Lodge before 18:00. (Additional charges applicable)


FacilitiesFacilities

Lounge

Boma

Dining area

2 pools

Viewing deck overlooking the active waterhole

AccommodationAccommodation

The lodge has 12 ‘forest tents’ in the shady canopy of trees surrounding the swimming pool.  One of these ‘forest tents’ is a family tent, which includes a second bedroom with twin beds and a large bathroom with bath and shower.  A further 8 ‘valley tents’ have views over-looking the valley and water hole.  

All accommodation tents are spacious and comfortable with twin three-quarter beds which can be pushed together with a converter to make a double bed.  They all have en-suite shower, toilet and basins plus tea and coffee making facilities, fan, (electric blankets in winter), hair dryer and charging points.  They each have a veranda with seating so that you can relax outside your room and enjoy the views and amazing bird-life.

SeasonSeason

High season - 1 May to 31 October

Low season - 1 November - 30 April

Average StayAverage Stay

Morning boat safaris along the Chobe River are a wonderful way to experience close encounters with an abundance of riverine birds and animals.  You can enjoy watching elephants playing in the river or going for a swim.

Afrternoon game drives offer opportunities to see and photograph the stunning range and concentration of wild life that the Chobe National Park is famous for

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children under the age of 12 years are permitted on safaris at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.

Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on safaris.

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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