Chobe Chilwero


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.

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Chobe Chilwero Overview

Sitting above the Chobe River, Chobe Chilwero offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains of the Chobe River. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 guest cottages, as well as fully equipped spa. 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.
Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush, located on the edge of Chobe National Park, the second largest national park in Botswana, where some 80,000 elephants roam. From the lodge’s hilltop position, you can enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below. The main public area includes a lounge, library and dining room, which are linked to outdoor viewing patios.

Chobe Chilwero Rooms

Chobe Chilwero’s fifteen guest cottages all command fabulous views and come with every convenience guests could hope for. Each cottage has its own private garden – the perfect spot to sip cocktails, or enjoy a private dinner served under the African sky?
Each ensuite cottage offers a free standing bath tub, indoor and outdoor shower. The rooms are also equipped with airconditioning, hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe, mosquito nets and mini bar. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in all of the rooms of the lodge.
The romantic honeymoon suite features a private plunge pool, a private deck where guests will be able to enjoy private dinners for two under the stars (weather permitting) and special turn downs every night. Guests booking this room will automatically receive a private vehicle and guide for all game viewing activities.


6 Jan – 14 June / 1 Nov – 20 Dec
Luxury Cottage590590295
Honeymoon Suite740925370

15 June – 31 Oct / 21 Dec – 5 Jan
Luxury Cottage9901485595
Honeymoon Suite11902380595

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
• Our rates are per person per night unless we note differently
• All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
• Our best rates for accommodation are available in our customized packages

Chobe Chilwero Inclusions

• All meals
• All drinks (excluding premium brands)
• Park fees
• Laundry
• Emergency medical evacuation
• Two daily shared game viewing activities. These include morning and afternoon game drives and sundowner cruises
• The Honeymoon suite also includes a private plunge pool and private vehicle and guide for all game viewing activities
• Return transfers to and from Kasane Airport to the lodge

Chobe Chilwero Amenities

• En-suite bath
• Indoor & Outdoor shower
• Air-Conditioning
• Mosquito Nets
• Mini Bar
• Hairdryer
• Fans

Chobe Chilwero Facilities

• Swimming Pool
• Spa
• Wi-Fi
• Bar

Chobe Chilwero Activities

Chobe National Park, renowned for its elephants is home to the largest concentration of these gentle giants in Africa. The park also features an abundance of sable and roan antelopes. The lush riverfront region is home to giraffe, wild dog, lion, sable and Cape buffalo and is the only place in Botswana where Puku antelope can be spotted. In the savannah, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, impala and kudu are plentiful. Key wildlife include: elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, zebra, and hyena.
The following activities are included in your stay:
Game drives:
Our highly qualified professional guides lead thrilling morning and afternoon game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles in the National Park. Our morning drives include coffee, tea and freshly baked confectionaries while our afternoon game drives include classic sundowner drinks and canapés at specially selected spots.
Motorised boat safaris and 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.

Chobe Chilwero Additional Activities

Fishing Excursions
The Chobe River is a great area for fishing which is always on a catch and release basis. The best time for fishing is in winter, May, June, July and August. Guests can expect to catch Bream and Tiger Fish, one of the most sought after game fishing experiences. The use of the boat during this activity is for a maximum of three hours and includes basic fishing equipment. A maximum of three people are allowed per boat and the activity is subject to availability. We suggest booking this activity while at the lodge.
Tour of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Only an hour and a half’s drive from the spectacular Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a great base from which to explore this great wonder of the world. The transfer time is approximately 1 ½ hours depending on border formalities. From here, the guide will escort guests around the Falls sharing some facts and history along the way. Sanctuary Retreats will supply raincoats during high water months when guests are likely to get wet from the spray of the Falls. The walk is approximately 1½ hours in duration (3km), through the rainforest, stopping at the various viewing points. Guests will also have the opportunity to do some curio shopping in the adjacent open-air markets before returning to Chobe Chilwero.
The activity includes the return transfer from Chobe Chilwero to The Falls, entrance Fees to Victoria Falls Rainforest, Guided Tour of The Falls and bottled water. Excluded is a day Entry Visa Fee – Payable at the border upon entry, lunch, any gratuity or items of a personal nature.
• Additional activities are at an additional cost and can be pre-booked or while guests are in camp.


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