There is no doubting that Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero delivers an unforgettable safari experience. Located in the northwest of Botswana, close to the Namibian border, the lodge provides a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
Renowned for its immense teak forest, the Park is home to the world’s largest remaining population of elephants (estimated to be around 100,000), as well as an abundance of other wildlife including buffalo, bushbuck and Puku antelope, and more than 400 species of birds, while lion, leopard and rare wild dog roam the broad plains.
Unsurprisingly, elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. 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, not to mention plenty of hippos, buffalos, puku and other game.
But for guests and aspiring photographers seeking a truly unique perspective of the rich wildlife along the Chobe River, a cruise on the camp’s elegant customized boat, especially designed for photographic safaris, is a must. Accommodating up to 18 guests, the lower and upper deck both feature 360 degree swivel seats. The upper deck is the perfect spot for game-viewing, especially the herds of elephant that gather on the River’s banks each day, while the lower deck with its inviting bar area, is the place to relax over a delicious breakfast, lunch or Sundowner cocktail.
Nestled high above the Chobe River, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. Its 15 spacious, air-conditioned thatched and timber cottages, each come with their own ensuite bathroom, replete with a free standing bath, as well as private gardens and salas (private balconies). Or for the ultimate romantic experience, book the honeymoon suite which features itsprivate plunge pool and deck area – perfect for intimate candlelit dinners for two under the stars.
Priced from USD530 per person per night twin share for stays of 1 – 3 nights, take advantage of further savings when you stay at one or more of Sanctuary Retreats’ African safari camps or lodges including Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero for 3 nights or more.
Stay 4 – 6 nights at any combination of luxurious Sanctuary Retreats African camps and lodges and save 30%. Or stay 7+ nights and save up to 35%.
Rates include all meals and drinks (excluding premium brands), park fees and game drives. Terms and conditions apply.
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Sanctuary Retreats’ collection of luxury safari lodges and river cruise ships bring the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of ‘Luxury, naturally’. All have the same aim: to allow guests to have a “real” experience and enjoy a more natural kind of luxury in properties that have a strong commitment to conservation and responsible tourism. The Sanctuary portfolio includes safari camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well as river cruise ships on the Nile, the Yangtze and in Myanmar.