A friend in the Peace Corp booked this place for us and it turned out to be just terrific. Our room turned out to be the equivalent of a one bedroom condo with two bathrooms, kitchen and living room. It looked out on a lovely lawn and swimming pool and we could see the glimmer of the Chobe River and hear the elephants moving around. The hotel arranged our game drive in the Chobe National park for us and is was just beyond belief. We were within 3 feet of 4 lionesses and their 6 month old cubs. We got out of the Range Rover for tea and an impala ran so close to me I could have touched it, not to mention the cheeky baboons sitting the bushes hoping we might leave something for them. The hotel also arranged our sunset river cruise. Our guide found crocodile, monitor lizards and so many birds while avoiding the multitude of other tour boats out at the time so I mostly felt like we had the river to ourselves. The staff we were very kind, friendly and helpful. We ate all our meals there (breakfast is included) and were very satisfied. Americans may find the meal service rather slow, but my Peace Corp daughter explain that it's that way everywhere in Africa and we found that to be true. The food was quite good and very reasonably priced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Chobe in Luxury with the new Bridgetown Resort. Come and soak in the sun and relax in this beautiful new resort situated between the Northern Botswana towns of Kasane and Kazungula. Bridgetown Resort centrally near the point where the four countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet and within easy distance of the Natural Wonders and beautiful sites of these countries...Chobe Game Reserve, Impalila Island, the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, the Voctoria Falls and the Caprivi Flood Plains... Accommodation at Bridgetwon Resort comprises 10 Luxury Suites, all River Facing, and 26 De-Lux Rooms with en-suite facilities, with 13 of the De-Lux Rooms are North Facing with views of the Chobe-Zambezi River basin and 13 are facing South with views of the Kasane Forest, read more... Facilities at Bridgetown Resort consist of a themed main restaurant, a lounge bar and swimming pool, in room Spa Treatments, Activity Centre, and a Curio Shop, read more... ... more less