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The best safari camps in Chobe

For some of the best safari camps in Chobe, we recommend a few top-end facilities on the river and a few in the biodiverse Chobe National Park. A wildlife safari into Botswana is not the same without several days immersed in the watery wonderlands of Chobe, in a rustic yet luxury safari camp. See some of the best elephant and lion sightings in Africa, Fish Eagles hunting fish right before your eyes and huge herds of buffalo and antelope only a stone’s throw away.

Chobe Elephant Camp

Make special magic at Chobe Elephant Camp, considered one of the best safari camps in Chobe. Set back from the river on a hillock, your suite boasts awesome views of this steadily flowing waterway. Welcome to one of the latest eco designs on your safari holiday where natural materials promote natural cooling and warming and aim to have less impact on the wilderness. Constructed entirely from sandbags filled with red Kalahari sands, thick walls create a warm, old farm style aura of camp life.

Book one of these 10 double rooms or take your family to Chobe Elephant Camp for a Botswana safari packed with game drives, bush walks and chilled hours in the camp self. Indulge in your luxury indoor and outdoor showers and watch the game from your private deck. Read a book in the cosy lounge and drink a beer at the bar – it is your chosen holiday package in one of the most beautiful bush destinations in Africa.

Thebe River Safaris

Not far away and a mere 5km from the Chobe National Park gate discover Thebe River Safaris, right on the banks of the Chobe River in Kasane town. Rates by many intrepid travellers as a “best safari camp” in Chobe, this Botswana safari adventure destination could take on new meaning. Your campsite is the new way to sleep when game viewing on the Chobe – or your book into the value-for-money bungalow accommodation with everything you need.

Set off on awe-inspiring game drives, on tranquil river cruises and thrilling walking safaris into the Chobe National Park. Tailor-make your own safari and drive for miles to explore the fantastic interior of the park on a mobile safari. On the other side of the spectrum, there is a place where you can be pampered in between game drives and sleep in accommodation one can only call opulent.

Privacy at Kubu Lodge

The private Kubu Lodge is known for its spa therapies and beauty treatments and offers fine dining in its popular restaurant on the Chobe River with views upstream and downstream. Sometimes, the private boma is just right for romantic meals and a traditional braai (or barbeque).

Kubu Lodge is not only luxurious and fancy but so too does it cater for conservation lovers. The Biodiversity Centre contains Botswana’s largest concentration of indigenous snakes. Enjoy Big 5 safaris every morning and evening into the glory of Chobe National Park or jump aboard large pontoon boats or smaller speed boats for thrilling river safaris and look out for hundreds of endemic birds.

Fantastic Safari Package Deals Rated Best in Chobe

If you are new to Botswana safaris and the greatness of Chobe National Park, why not start with the Focus on Botswana Safari. Spend your first 2 nights in Victoria Falls seeing the sights and trying some adrenalin rush activities; your middle 2 nights are your highlight days in Chobe at the Chobe Elephant Camp; and your finale rests in Moremi Game Reserve at Khwai Tented Camp which is apt as you get a real taste of Africa, African hospitality and soulful silences.

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