What the park has to offer is out of this world. It was absolutely astounding. I shall never forget the wonderful experience we had on land and on the river.
That being said there were certain conditions that did not match the four star or even three star quality we had expected. The river boat for the cruise was not even swept. The celing fan in our room rattled everytime it was on and sometimes that was all we ever wanted. The sound drove us crazy. When we called for maintenance they played with it and left quickly. It was quiet for maybe five minutes before it started rattling again. These are pretty minor compared to some of the food being uncooked. Eating out in the grassy area at night under dimmed lighting made it very difficult to see if the food was thoroughly cooked, especially for fowl and pork items. We heard other visitors expressing the same concerns.
We were also caught off guard that the meals were all buffet style which would be okay in an enclosed area but out in the open where we saw flies and spiders fall into the food was not good.
Also, when we didn't have hot water one morning we were told it's because our unit is so far away. I thought that was rather silly considering the other mornings it was hot.
Lastly, when we asked about the gym in order to work off all the wonderful rich food we had eaten on our trip throughout South Africa we were surprised at the small size plus no trend mill. We were told that it was being repaired, no fixed date was given.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Picturesquely situated 100 km west of the Victoria Falls, overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, the iconic Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chobe Game Hotel Chobe National Park