Ngoma Safari Lodge

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Ngoma is a classic private safari camp in Chobe

An iconic and classic private safari camp cushioned in the Chobe Forest Reserve by majestic trees and plenty of water, Ngoma Safari Lodge takes in the best of panoramic views over the charming Chobe River and Caprivi Floodplain in Botswana. 

Find this five star game viewing destination in Northern Botswana on the border with Namibia, not far from Kasane – only 8 luxury thatched suites designed to float over the river and floodplain from a raised plateau setting. 

This leading eco lodge allows as much space, light, starry skies and animal life to merge through floor to ceiling windows – the ideal position here in the forest where guests can game view all day without even having to move from the decks. Boat cruises are a hit to get closer to hippos, crocs, elephants and maybe a pride of lions or a herd of red lechwe. 

Staff are so friendly that guests like to return every year to enjoy this intimate, lavish Boswana accommodation on the Chobe River. Appreciate spacious villas blending in with the volcanic rock, reeds and thatched accessories – with large beds, ensuite bathrooms with showers, tea and coffee facilities, private plunge pools, and decks with sun loungers. Enjoy nutritious and wholesome breakfasts after a stimulating morning game drive, and then a freshly grilled African style dinner around the boma fire at night. 

Ngoma Safari Lodge is luxurious and professional, yet friendly and warm staff make your day. The camp is small and contributes to an intimate and private holiday in Chobe where wildlife is the central focus. Listen for roaring male lions at night, leopards grunting, hippos snorting, plus Buffalo, giraffe, crocs, and yes, the largest elephant herd you’ve ever seen. 

Words can’t describe the magnificence of such wildlife. Take time to visit the nearby village of Mabele to buy woven crafts and stop in at the school. You will never want to leave Ngoma, for its respite from modern life, its sheer comfort in a wild way and is commitment to both communities and nature.

Explore unique parts of the park on every game drive, at different times of the day, on water and on land. Discover a different story and landscape on every expedition to see plentiful animals – at night the waterhole is lit up and provides insight into the nocturnal goings on in the bushveld. 



Sweeping views over the Chobe river and Chobe Forest Reserve floodplains from an elevated plateau means that all visitors to Ngoma Safari Lodge see the best of Botswana wildlife. Be inside the Chobe park at sunrise to start days full of wonderful game viewing and astounding bird life.  

Get to know how the lodge became a joint community project in an ecotourism initiative where the local community directly benefits through land leasing and employment opportunities.

The Namibian border’s Ngoma gate is only 7 km away and the Chobe National Park is only 5 km away so get up early to witness large herds on the move, followed by hungry predators and birds!

We recommend a combined tour that starts at the sublime Ngoma Safari Lodge on a famous river and ends at the elegant Victoria Falls Safari Lodge on the famous Zambezi River

Ngoma suites boast reed shower walls, ornate thatched roofs, volcanic rock trimmings, deep bathtubs in the forest, private decks with plunge pools and outside showers – all ideal for the heat after thrilling game drives to find the Big 5. Two rooms are family friendly and the attractive main lounge areas have been created around a huge old Baobab tree for effect and to remind all visitors that nature is permanent.

Passionate game rangers and guides want to show guests all they know about the bushveld, the rivers and this unique northern Botswana landscape. The Chobe Forest Reserve concession is a combined community and tourism effort focused on the wildlife and exquisite landscape. Botswana will forever be in your heart when you have to drag yourself away from this African paradise.

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  • Game viewing by boat
  • Full day safari
  • Game drives
  • Birding


  • Accommodation & all meals
  • All house beverages
  • Laundry
  • Scheduled activities
  • Road transfers from Kasane airport or Kazungula borders
  • Bed levy & taxes at current rates
  • Park fees and community levy at current rates.

accommodation interior of the bedroom at Ngoma Safari Lodge in Botswana
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  • Eight suites overlooking the Chobe River and floodplains 
  • En-suite with an indoor bath and shower, outdoor shower
  • Overhead fans, air conditioning, minibar and tea & coffee facilities
  • Private plunge pool
  • Reception area, guest lounge, dining room and bar area
  • Internet and communication facilities
  • Swimming pool with a sun deck and viewing platform


  • A spectacular thatched roof lodge finished off in volcanic rock taken from the Chobe Forest Reserve, a haven of bushwillow thickets and huge old Zambezi teak trees
  • The lodge is easy to get to, off the main road between Namibia and Botswana via Kasane but it remains remote, absorbed into the dense and rich wilderness
  • Explore the river and floodplain by boat on a full day safari with lunch and drinks to connect with the intricate ecosystem, the wildlife and the community
  • Vast migratory zebra herds come to this Chobe Forest Reserve floodplain on their 300-mile trip via the Angola basin and Chobe river.

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