This relatively new camp (opened Sep. 2013) in Chobe offers you nice accommodation for game drives in the Chobe NP. The camp is located 6 km from the gate to Chobe NP. You stay in small houses that are spread out on the ground so you will not hear your neighbor coughing. The houses are not very spacious but they provide you with what you need. The beds are comfortable, there are both an inside and outside shower and a lovely terrace with a magnificent view over the Chobe River. They offer you great game drives in the beautiful and wild Chobe NP, and our guide Joel did a very good job showing us a lot of animals in the park. There are lots of elephants, buffalos, zebras etc. Unfortunately we were not lucky to see the lion, but we were told that Chobe is a good place to see lions when you visit Botswana. We visited the nearby Mabele village on a day that had a wedding. Joel made it possible for us to join the local people at the wedding and it was a great experience to see how weddings are celebrated in Botswana. One day we went on a cruise on the Chobe River and we had a lovely view of swimming elephants, hippos and crocodiles. There are lots of beautiful birds in the area. The staff is friendly and they do their utmost to make your visit unforgettable. The food and service is very good and if you are lucky, the staff will sing some African songs after dinner. We highly recommend this camp.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the newly developed Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions. Built from the same red Kalahari sands that dominate the northern part of Botswana, this eco-friendly lodge is ideally positioned to take advantage of everything this incredible destination has to offer. Be it the spectacular wildlife that the Chobe River is famous for, or the opportunity to interact with the local Sibuya Tribe who live within this wildlife haven, Chobe Elephant Camp offers its guest a true African adventure. Based in the semi-arid bush of Africa there is always the challenge of extreme temperature variations and how to combat this. The solution came in one of earths' great insulators - the sand. The lodge has been entirely constructed from sandbags, the thick sand-filled walls create a natural insulating barrier between the inhabitants and the harsh African climate and enhance the old farm-style feel of the camp. With a variety of activities that include viewing the regions spectacular wildlife from open safari vehicles, by boat on the Chobe River, along with excursions to the nearby village to get introduced to the local culture, a visit to Chobe Elephant Camp offers a wide range of experiences to our guests. Accessible by air via Kasane Airport, Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airports or by road from Savuti, Caprivi or Kasane the lodge is ideally positioned to fit into most safari itineraries. ... more less