Recommended Accommodation in Botswana

Chobe Chilwero, Chobe National Park, Chobe, Botswana

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest remaining population of elephants.

Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for.

This is a luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as the first full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Each of the 15 thatched guest cottages has two showers, one inside and one outside. The en suite bathroom also has a large free-standing bath. After a day of game viewing, what better way to relax than in your own private garden with a cocktail? Or if the fancy takes you, why not have your gourmet dinner served right here under the African sky.

The main area commands fabulous views over the Chobe River which borders Chobe National Park to the north. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, or unwind with a revitalising session in the well-appointed spa. Authentic African design has been integrated with, and inspired by, the abundance of nature that surrounds the lodge. Care has been taken to select brands, treatment methods and practices that are environmentally friendly. Spa facilities include an indoor spa bath, Vichy showers, hydrotherapy, plunge pool, relaxation area and private treatment rooms. With a range of treatments and rituals of the highest quality using products from both the Africology and Thalgo lines, how can you resist.

Activities Game Drives
Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Game drives in open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water's edge in their boisterous herds. Thrilling game drives lead by our qualified professional guides bring you close to hippos, buffalos, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. The puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe, are only a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, lion and leopard are also found in the area.

Sundowner Cruise The best way to end a day of safari here is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of our specially designed riverboats. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river.

Other Activities ( Optional)
- Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Spa

- Highest concentration of elephants in Africa on lodge's doorstep
- Full service spa, including treetop treatment room
- Sundowner cruises on the Chobe River in our customised boats
- Families with children of all ages welcome
- Air-conditioned lodge