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Chobe : Muchenje, Mowana, Chobe Game Lodge or Chilwero ?

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Chobe : Muchenje, Mowana, Chobe Game Lodge or Chilwero ?


I have the choice for one of these 4 lodges in April, traveling with children (6-10-13) used to the bush. Looking for the best game viewing but also confort and dinner. Mowana being cheaper than the 3 others obviously but I am slightly afraid of the crowd. For now I am undecided between Game Lodge and Chilwero, but still considering the 2 others.

Let me know your opinion

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1. Re: Chobe : Muchenje, Mowana, Chobe Game Lodge or Chilwero ?

I recommend Muchenje because you can completely avoid the crowds. Furthermore, the views from the lodge are stunning. I even saw sable antelope stallions from the lodge. The all day trip is fantastic; you'll be using a combination of land cruiser, and a boat trip. We had lunch only a few feet away from five huge sleeping crocodiles. The game, and birds in Chobe National Park were outstanding.

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2. Re: Chobe : Muchenje, Mowana, Chobe Game Lodge or Chilwero ?

Out of the four, my preferences would be Muchenje and Chobe Chilwero, with Muchenje being my first choice. It is located towards the West of the Park near the Ngoma gate, and is therefore apart from the rather 'crowded' Kasane end. The area of the Chobe Park where game viewing is carried out is less crowded than around Kasane.

Muchenje is a small Lodge, accommodating a maximum of 24 people - smaller and more intimate than the other Lodges you mention.

Chobe Chilwero is much more luxurious. including a spa, but although offering superior accommodation and food, it lacks the intimacy of Muchenje

I personally hate Mowana, which is a poorly managed Hotel and golf course, used a lot for Conferences rather than catering to safari enthusiasts.

Chobe Game Lodge is also more like a hotel, but it has the advantage of being the only Lodge amongst your 4 that is located in the Chobe National Park - meaning that for a time, you are alone in the Park, at least before all the Kasane Lodge vehicles arrive.

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