Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero borders the Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana covering an area of 10,566 km².
The main public area includes a lounge and dining room, which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. The wine cellar is temperature controlled and houses a large variety of South African wines. The spa offers a range of spa and hydrotherapy treatments from both the Thalgo and Africology ranges.
The lodge also boasts a split-level swimming pool, library, curio shop
and a communications centre, which offers telephone, fax and internet access. Electricity, 230 volts, is permanently supplied.
Chobe National Park, approximately 100kms/62 miles due west of Victoria Falls, is abundant with wildlife all year round, and features the beautiful Chobe River on its northern boundary.
The Park is one of Africa’s prime game viewing areas.
The charm of Chobe is in its magnificent river; its floodplains filled with grazing herds of big game; the spectacle of flocks of waterfowl winging towards the sunset, and in knowing that this is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife refuges.
Throughout the area numerous clay-bottomed pans hold water during the short rainy season. This water away from the Okavango Delta and the northern border rivers allows thousands of head of game to live off the grasslands, mopane and mixed woodlands that dominate Chobe National Park’s vegetation.
During the rainy season, from November, you can witness the zebra migration from the north-western area of Linyanti heading south through the Savute plains to the salt pans around Makgadikgadi, where the foals are born.
The herds then return to Linyanti between February and April.
The camp comprises of 15 cottages. Each Cottage is en-suite with a modern bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, private balcony, mosquito net, ceiling fan, air-conditioning, hairdryer, minibar as well as an in-room safe.
Should you be interested in experiencing the camp, please consider the following safari option which includes it in the itinerary: Day Zimbabwe Victoria Falls & Chobe Fly-in Safari
Chobe Chilwero Activities:
- Motorised Boat Safaris and Sundowner Cruises (Explore the Chobe River by specially adapted safari motorboats. Subject to water levels.)
- Game Drives
- Fishing excursions (Available at an additional cost. (pre-booking is advised)
On day trips to Victoria Falls, options include bungee jumping, river
rafting, shopping, touring the Falls, or elephant back riding.
Scenic flights over four countries by helicopter are offered at an
Chobe Chilwero Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
CLIMATE & CLOTHING:
The wet season normally begins late December and lasts through early March. This season has hot sunny days with afternoon thunder showers. Average daily temperatures range from 20Cْ-38Cْ. The dry season runs from
late May to early October. In winter (June–August) temperatures can plummet as low as 0Cْ at night with a daily maximum of around 26Cْ-28Cْ Clothing should be cool and comfortable. Jerseys and heavier jackets are required for winter mornings and evenings. Muted colours are the most suitable on safari. It is advisable to wear long sleeves and long trousers for morning and evenings due to mosquitoes. Sturdy and comfortable shoes are essential. A fully complimentary laundry service is offered daily.
Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are essential. Eye drops are recommended. Binoculars and good cameras are an absolute must. A limited range of camera film, memory cards and batteries are stocked in the curio shop.
Health & Climate:
Malaria is a serious concern in northern Botswana. Please consult your doctor for the best prophylaxis. Bottled mineral water is supplied by the camp.
Elephant Valley Lodge lies south of the Kazangula border crossing with the Kasane Forest Reserve which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park. The lodge is situated in the Lesoma Valley and overlooks an extremely productive water hole.
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