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“Chobe Marine Lodge, Chobe, Botswana”
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Chobe Marina Lodge
Ranked #1 of 6 Kasane B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lusaka, Zambia
1 review
“Chobe Marine Lodge, Chobe, Botswana”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I can highly reccommend this resort in Chobe, Botswana.

We had an excellent stay with clean, modern rooms ( with A/C, DSTV etc.) and very friendly staff.

The River Cruises for Game viewing was fascinating and the guide was very skilled and informed on all the animals that we saw (including Elephants, Buffalo's, Hippo's, Crocodile etc.) and the nature in General.

Food was great and the atmosphere at both restaurants very good.

In general excellent stay.

We'll be back.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that we could make your stay so enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back, thank you for recommending us highly as that is what we strive for.
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Ladysmith, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were moved from Chobe Safari Lodge to Chobe Marina due to a booking discrepancy and what a pleasure it was!
The rooms were great and the setting absolutely stunning. Food was good and service friendly and efficient. Would stay again without hesitation.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for the feedback, we were delighted to host you and that your booking was moved to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chobe Marina Lodge.
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed there oct 2013 on a photography tour with cnphotographers. Rooms and food was supurb. Wifi worked. Boat and snacks evveryday and huge breakfast and dinner. Used the conference facilitys everyday with wifi.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for the feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will visit again some day
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

A dream came true when a very reasonable room rate was offered to me as SADC resident enabling me to spend 3 nights at Chobe Marina Lodge.
The staff was warm, friendly and welcoming and we had a fab time!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
You are most welcome, and it is always rewarding when our guests leave with happy memories of their stay with us.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I enjoyed my time at the Chobe Marina Lodge. The views were great as well as the rooms, which were quite spacious. It was good to stay connected while on tour using the free wifi service at the lodge and the lodge had an overall very comforable feel to it. The thing that let down my stay a little bit was the evening dinner we received on our first night, it was rather average to say the least. Overall a quite acceptable and spacious hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Chobe Marina Lodge, and take note of your comment regarding the dinner on your first evening with us, but we are happy it went better from there. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chobe Marina in the near future.
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

i always enjoy the warm welcome and hospitality of the staff above all else, which doesn't supersede the room quality, clean spacious, and have all provision for self catering, though i always opt for the buffet meals which is also supplemented by the ale cart menu offered at the pool bar and the mokoro bar.. afternoons are perfect for game viewing cruises, either by boat or 4x4 drive, which are always graces by a life traditional dance performance presented upon arrival from the cruise. my favorite dinner still remains 'the life fire grill dinner'

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Our staff Pride themselves in welcoming our guests and it is always nice having our fellow countrymen from Gaborone visiting. We look forward to welcoming you back, soonest.
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Tamworth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We were getting to the end of a 15 day safari and in my diary I wrote the above "Wow, beautiful Lodge". We were meant to be staying at Chobe Safari Lodge but along the way our guides informed us there had been a change of plan and we were now going to the Chobe Marina Lodge and because of the 'inconvenience' Chobe Safari Lodge would give us a free dinner cruise on the Chobe.... would say this was definitively a 'win, win' situation. Thank you.
My room was amazing. After finding I had been given preferential treatment for some lucky reason, I kept a little quiet amongst our group of 12 plus 2 guides. My room had a connecting door to another and I obviously had the larger part of a family room with separate bedroom, very large sitting room and kitchenette. The bathroom was spacious with a separate bath and beautiful Maun made hand basin....... love that the hand basins in African Lodges are often very individualized and arty. Ordered a Birthday cake, so we could have a celebration for one of our guides on the boat cruise and that was no problem to the Lodge staff. The grounds were well kept and had warthogs grazing. The Lodge is right on the Chobe River The meals and service were great. We also went on a day boat cruise on the Chobe and an early morning safari into Chobe National Park. We saw lots of beautiful game on both occasions. Honestly could not speak highly enough of Chobe Marina Lodge. Would highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
We are all delighted you stayed with us at Chobe Marina Lodge and more importantly your expectations were exceeded. Thank you for the great review and for taking the time to share your experience at Chobe Marina Lodge with all.
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Property: Chobe Marina Lodge
Address: Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kasane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Chobe Marina Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 66
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