Chobe Chilwero

Private lodge on the edge of Chobe

From $750 per person

Offering the following

Game Drives
Boating Safaris


Chobe River Lodge

Safari Lifestyles View

Chobe Chilwero is not inside the Chobe National Park but it is as close as you can get to being inside and is away from most of the other larger lodges in Kasane. It is a medium sized lodge that does not profess to being a bush camp, its excellent facilities are complimented by its location being set back up the hill with a great view.

After finishing your spa treatment you can go back to your oversized room and relax, or take part in one of the many traditional activities that this part of this world offers including game drives in the park or sunset cruises on the river. As said, this is not a bush camp and this is reflected in the lodge’s product as it feels more like a quality health spa than anything else.

If all you wanted was a Spa in Botswana then this would be a 5 star Lodge.


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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.

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are taken in the region


A boating safari gives you the quintessential Okavango experience


Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for.

The lodge itself is set up on the hill overlooking the Chobe River. This boutique style lodge is quite large and imposing considering it only has 15 cottages. Beautifully painted in African colours the structure is of solid walls and large, painted in a red ochre colour and littered with wooden artifacts either laying around or built into the walls.

Its really quite an elegant affair… the main area is large and airy and feels like a 19th century colonial lodge with lots of room and furniture dotted around all the while managing to keep itsef very “African” in its nature. The dining area is superb with an inside and outside section and great views over the Chobe River.

Perhaps the best thisng about the Lodge is the treatment Spa which is simply fantastic and perhaps only matched by Jao Camp. They really have gone to town here with excellent treatments available, the standards of which are way above some other lodges where the spa or relaxation area is simply an add-on, with Chobe Chilwero the spa is a reason to visit.

Room Description

The units of of a high quality build and is in the style of an upmarket lodge and not a bush lodge and are all reachable through paths that wind through the beautiful gardens.

Each of Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero’s 15 cottages measures 61 square metres and has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, hairdryer, minibar as well as an in-room safe.

The quality of these Cottages match the general quality and ambiance of the lodge itself.

2023 Pricing

Prices are per person per night sharing

Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will guarantee that our rates will be lower than retail rates.

contact us for single traveller prices.

3 January to March


April to May


June – September




November to 20 Dec


21 Dec to 2 Jan



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