‘Child-Friendly Lodge with Superior Luxury’
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is located on the border of the Chobe National Park, the second largest national park in Botswana and home to an estimated 70,000 elephants, said to be the highest population of elephants in Africa. In addition to game drives, the lodge also carries out cruise safaris on double-tiered boats where you can observe the game from 360 degree swivel seats. At the camp, children can enjoy their own guided walks and game drives, whilst parents can unwind in the swimming pool or with a soothing treatment at the Spa. In the evening, exquisite cuisine can be savoured in a hilltop lodge overlooking panoramic views of the Chobe River. With their luxurious free-standing tubs, thatched cottages provide a welcoming retreat after a day in the bush.
In Our Opinion‘Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero offers a camp with exceptional facilities and great game viewing opportunities.’
Thatched cottages each feature an en-suite bathroom with free standing tub as well as both an indoor and outdoor shower. Relaxing outdoor spaces include a private balcony with seating and a garden with hammock.
Guests at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero can enjoy game drives, photographic cruise safaris and sundowner cruise safaris.
Led by highly qualified guides, game drives are carried out in customised open 4x4 vehicles and can be enjoyed either in the morning or afternoon. Chobe National Park is home to an estimated 70,000 elephants, said to be the highest population of elephants in Africa.
Photographic cruise safaris
Seating up to 18 guests in 360 degree swivel seats, the safari boat offers a unique way to experience Chobe and provides excellent photograph opportunities. The upper deck of the boat reveals a superb vantage point of the river and wildlife, whilst the lower deck offers a relaxed atmosphere with its bar area.
Sundowner cruise safaris
End your day with a cocktail on one of these specially designed riverboats as you watch the sunset over the Chobe River. In the cooler evenings you may be able to see buffalos up close as they come out of the shade to graze or elephants as they wade in the river.
Animals you may see:
• Wild dogs
Birds you may see:
• Sacred ibis
• Egyptian geese
• Fish eagles
• Martial eagles
• Carmine bee-eaters
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero operates on an all-inclusive basis, for full details see below.
• All meals
• All drinks (excluding premium brands)
Two game viewing activities per day, with a choice from the following:
• Morning game drives
• Afternoon game drives
• Sundowner cruises
• Transfer to/from camp & airstrip
• Park fees
• Laundry service
• Emergency medical evacuation
The perfect place to relax after a day of game viewing, the Spa offers a range of soothing treatments. Facilities include an indoor spa bath, vichy showers, hydrotherapy pool, plunge pool, relaxation area and private treatment rooms; one of which is perched in the tree tops.
Guests can expect to catch fish such as bream and tigerfish, with all fishing done on a catch and release basis. Included is the use of the boat and fishing equipment for 3 hours. Maximum of 3 people per boat and subject to availability.
An hour and a half drive away, guests can enjoy a tour through the rainforest and viewing points of the Victoria Falls, followed by shopping at the open-air markets.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 years are permitted to participate in game drives, at the sole discretion of the lodge manager.
• Children’s backpack
• Colouring book & pencils
• Water bottle
• Torch & binoculars
• Children’s menus
• Evening meals can be served earlier
• Children’s guided walking safaris
• Children’s game drives
• Learning about tree identification
• Safari hunt with hidden clues
• Children’s croquet
• Pizza making with the chef
• Babysitting service available
• Additional fee required