Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge borders the Chobe National Park, the second largest national park in Botswana covering an area of 10,566 square km. Chilwero is a palatial river lodge and its name means “place of high view” in the local language of Setswana. The lodge sits above the Chobe River and offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and flood plains as far as Namibia. The lodge is easy to reach from nearby Victoria Falls and is the perfect location to start a safari holiday in Botswana. We also recommend Chobe Chilwero for a safari honeymoon.
The main lodge area includes a lounge and dining room which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. The lodge has swimming pool, library, curio shop and a communications centre, which offers telephone and wifi. A range of spa treatments are offered in a dedicated Africology and Thalgo spa with superb views over the river.
Rooms at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
Chobe Chilwero has 15 bungalows, 6 king and 9 twin. Each bungalow measures 61 square metres and has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, “sala” or private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, hairdryer, mini-bar as well as an in-room safe. There is wifi in the rooms.
Chobe Chilwero serves some of the finest food on the Chobe River and the extensive temperature controlled wine cellar houses a large variety of the finest South African and European wines. Meals and drinks are included in your stay.
Chobe National Park covers a diversity of landscapes ranging from riverine forests to floodplains and periodic marshlands. The area is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, as well as an abundance of hippo, buffalo, antelope and lion.Qualified professional guides lead game drives in customised open 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles. In the afternoon Chobe’s legendary sundowner safari cruises allow you to see game at the water’s edge, and photograph some of the most spectacular sunsets in Africa.
Fishing excursions are also available at an additional cost (pre-booking is advised.) On day trips to Victoria Falls, you can bungee jump, river raft, micro lite, shop, tour the Falls, visit the cultural village, or go elephant back riding. Scenic flights over Victoria Falls and the confluence of the four countries are also offered.
The Sanctuary Group also own a number of other lodges including Stanley’s Camp in the Okavango Delta and Sussi & Chuma Lodge near Victoria Falls which we recommend. You can travel easily between the different lodges for a 2 or 3 centre holiday.
Children of all ages welcome. Children 5 years and under are not allowed on game viewing activities unless sole vehicle use is requested and is still subject to management discretion.
For more information about safari holidays in Botswana, or staying at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 9191 412 56 (Asia) to speak to our Africa holidays and honeymoon team.
ReviewsIn our opinion: Chobe Chilwero is a lovely 5* property on the river. It is perfect for a honeymoon and probably the most luxurious of the lodges in the area. A great place to start a safari holiday in Botswana.
Facilities at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
- Air Conditioning
- A la Carte Dining
- Curio Shop
- En suite with indoor and outdoor shower
- Mini Bar
- Swimming pool
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Twice daily game viewing activities included
- The lodge is accessible by road and air. Kasane has its own international airport, which is approximately 10 minutes away by road with flights to safari lodges in and around the Delta. Road transfers are available to / from Zimbabwe and Zambia, which take approximately 1½ hours.