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Chobe Elephant Camp - Botswana
Safari Accommodation in the Land of Elephants
Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the newly developed Chobe Elephant Camp. This uniquely designed lodge has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains while offering a comfortable refuge from the harsh African conditions.
Built from the same red Kalahari sands that dominate the northern part of Botswana, this eco-friendly lodge is ideally positioned to take advantage of everything this incredible destination has to offer. Be it the spectacular wildlife that the Chobe River is famous for, or the opportunity to interact with the local Sibuya Tribe who live within this wildlife haven, Chobe Elephant Camp offers its guests a true African adventure.
With a variety of activities that include viewing the regions spectacular wildife from open safari vehicles, by boat on the Chobe River or on foot in the surrounding Forest Reserve or experiencing life in the village, a visit to Chobe Elephant Camp offers a wide range of experiences to our guests.
Accessible by air via Kasane, Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airports or by road from Savuti, Caprivi or Kasane the lodge is ideally positioned to fit into most safari itineraries.
We welcome our guests to join us in our new lodge and explore the fantastic diversity this 'Land of Elephants' has to offer.
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Chobe Elephant Camp has been designed to capture the feel of the traditional Farmstead located in the African wilderness. Polished floors, exposed wooden beams and weathered furniture capture the feel of rustic charm. Mix this with some contemporary style and the lodge has a unique feel of old meets new and offers the guests something different and unique.
With 10 twin rooms and 1 family suite, Chobe Elephant Camp can comfortably accommodate 24 guests. All rooms are en-suite with both indoor and outdoor showers. The whole lodge has been designed to take advantage of the spectacular views over the Chobe River, so whether you choose to relax on your private veranda, read a book in the lounge, have a drink at the bar or cool off in the pool, the vista will always be there to enjoy.
Based in the semi-arid bush of Africa there is always the challenge of extreme temperature variations and how to combat this. The solution came in one of earths’ great insulators – the sand. The lodge has been entirely constructed from sandbags, the thick sand-filled walls create a natural insulating barrier between the inhabitants and the harsh African climate and enhance the old farm-style feel of the camp.
Keeping the environment in mind, the development has focused on renewable resources wherever possible. From ensuring that all the construction timber and furniture is manufactured from renewable wood sources or from reclaimed wood, to using the sun’s energy to heat the water, Chobe Elephant Camp makes every effort to keep its carbon footprint as small as possible, while at the same time never compromising guest comfort.
Inclusions / Exclusions
Transfers from/to Kasane, daily activities, full board meals, local drinks, park fees, community levy Boat cruise included if staying min. 2 nights
Imported drinks, gratuities, and items of a personal nature
Full board meals, local drinks
Activities, imported drinks, park fees, community levy, gratuities, and items of a personal nature
Northern Botswana is home to the largest population of elephants in Africa, and the life giving waters and rich grazing on the flood plains of the Chobe River attract some of the largest concentrations of these magnificent giants of the bush.
Besides the elephants, the Chobe River and surrounding woodlands supports an incredible diversity of animals and has developed a reputation of being one of the great wildlife destinations in Africa. From large herds of elephants swimming in the Chobe river, zebra and buffalo grazing on the floodplains, giraffes feeding on the acacias trees and shy roan and sable antelope ghosting through the teak forests, there is always something of interest. Combine the above with some of the highest predator densities in Botswana (Lion, Leopard, Wild Dog and Hyaena) and it is clear why this is such a wildlife mecca.
In addition to the mammals, the Chobe River is also home to over three hundred bird species and is one of the top birding destinations in Botswana.
The lodge is also located within the tribal lands of the Sibuya people. The Sibuya inhabit the low lying flood plains that occur between the Chobe River (Botswana) through the Caprivi (Namibia) to the Zambezi River (Zambia). Specialising in subsistence fishing you will see the fishermen crisscrossing the waterways and floodplains in the traditional dugout canoes known as mekoros. Small scale livestock and crop farming is also carried out throughout the region. As this area falls within a wildlife protection zone, there are no fences separating people from wildlife and the Sibuya have learnt to co-exist with the wild animals that call this area home.
At Chobe Elephant Camp you will conduct all your activities with local professional guides. These trained professionals will help you to interpret the sounds, smells and sights of the bush and its inhabitants, as well as expose you to the culture of the local people and how they live in this wilderness.
During your stay at Chobe Elephant Camp you will hopefully get the opportunity to experience the big game safari in our custom built open landrovers and/or from a boat on the Chobe River. Nature walks will also give you the chance to get to get up close and personal with the smaller details of the African Bush. Finally a walk through the local village will give you a chance to learn about the culture and livelihoods of the local Sibuya tribe.