Elephant Valley Lodge offers a relaxed, yet exciting holiday in the astonishing scenery of the Lesoma Valley adjacent to charming Chobe National Park so choose that once-in-a-lifetime safari this 2023 in Botswana with Voyage2Africa. Choose one of our grand tours into Botswana and the rest of Africa, starting at this popular and high-class destination when you want to view wildlife in a river setting and be treated to an upmarket lodge with delicious food and drink.
Expect beautifully furnished tents with fans and tea and coffee stations that encourage armchair game viewing from your private deck. Or opt for a closer inspection of diverse birds at the hide. Meet fellow wildlife enthusiasts gathering around the active waterhole to view a constant stream of wild animals drinking. Tuck into freshly prepared meals on the dining deck, in a secret bush venue or in the firelit boma beside the waterhole.
Find the aptly named Elephant Valley Lodge between Chobe National Park in Botswana and Matetsi Wildlife Conservancy, south of the Kazangula border crossing and within the Kasane Forest Reserve. The venue comprises 21 luxury safari tents with ensuite showers and the main lodge perches above the active waterhole – game view all day from the deck, while you enjoy refreshing swims in the new rim flow swimming pool and while enjoying a quality lunch with freshly brewed coffee. Game drives and boat cruises along the Chobe River bring to light amazing wildlife such as hippos, crocs, elephants galore, antelopes by the dozen and prides of lions lying in wait.
Your wildlife experience is a mere hour from the Victoria Falls and Livingstone Airport and Elephant Valley Lodge also offers thrilling and quiet hot air balloon rides that float over the Seloko Plains of the Chobe region. Seeing this lush wilderness from the air is something you will never forget as you drift over both the Chobe National Park and Kasane Forest Reserve, one boasting grasslands and water, the other a healthy forest system for wildlife and birds.
This Botswana Safari lodge provides the best base for a bush holiday and Voyage2Africa chooses Elephant Valley Lodge every time for its slick service, plush tented accommodation and constant game viewing opportunities. The Chobe National Park region is popular with game viewers and the drives out to the Matetsi Wildlife Conservancy can take a while but every minute counts as a learning experience in nature. It takes 40 minutes to drive from the lodge to the entrance of the Chobe National Park – along a bumpy sandy track through Kasane Forest Reserve. From there, the real game drive begins.
Use Elephant Valley Lodge as your safari base, its ideal situation in the meeting point of Kasane, Victoria Falls, several wildlife parks and the Chobe River. Start or end your tours in Africa here, this inspiring setting perfect for bird watching, taking morning boat cruises up the Chobe River and a short game drive into the Park in the afternoon for sundowners amongst herds of animals. Game viewing opportunities by vehicle or boat day and night ensure that all guests are able to tick off the Big Five as well as a myriad other small, interesting creatures.
Accommodation in 21 Meru- styled luxury safari tents for 42 guests is laid out in beautiful gardens along the edge of the valley. These are linked by attractive sandy pathways which also lead guests to the main lodge. Each deluxe tent boasts en-suite showers, tea and coffee stations and fans while the main area features a covered deck and swimming pool for hot days after long game drives.
Lodge staff recommend a boat ride early morning to catch more animals on camera and fewer tourists; an afternoon game drive to avoid the crowds and to see animals at the best time of day when they are moving. Guests sit back in 10-seater open vehicles to get close to wild animals in both Chobe and Kasane Forest Reserve. Sit for hours at the waterhole in front of the main lodge under large shady acacia trees. Rolling lawns surround the swimming pool and a bird bath and bird table attract a colourful array of stunning endemic birds.
Majestic, thatched ceilings, African relics and space make the Elephant Valley Lodge the perfect place for comfortable dining and relaxing. Eat outside or inside at the dining room and retire to the bar for a nightcap. Join Voyage2Africa on making memories in Botswana when you stay at this grand Chobe lodge, then move on to the Okavango Swamps, Victoria Falls or Zambia – we have you covered with packages that suit honeymoons, families and friends.
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