Highlights of Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
- The most luxurious safari accommodation in the Chobe riverfront
- Sunset river cruises on the Chobe river
- Superb 4×4 game-viewing in the Chobe National Park
- Stylish chalets are exquisitely appointed with decadent bathrooms
- In room spa and beauty treatments
Chobe Chilwero Lodge lies perched on a gentle hillside affording panoramic views over the Chobe River, its islands and floodplain. It lies only 5 minutes drive from the magnificent Chobe National Park.
Chobe Chilwero offers 15 spacious and exquisite thatched cottages yet has the facilities of a much larger lodge. Each spacious and air-conditioned room has an en suite bathroom with large sunken handcrafted bath, indoor and outdoor showers. Each has its own private garden or balcony where you can sip cocktails after a day of game viewing, or enjoy a private dinner served under the African sky.
The beautiful thatched Chobe Chilwero main lodge comprises a stylish and contemporary lounge and dining room linked by spectacular viewing decks overlooking the Chobe River. Meals are usually taken outdoors. Fine wines from the wine cellar make the perfect complement to each meal. High teas are often served on the lawn under the shade of the trees.
Other facilities at Chobe Chilwero include a secluded pool, library, wine and cigar cellar, communications centre, curio shop and in-room spa and beauty treatments – a rarity in Botswana! Therapies range from a Clarins facial to a full body swedish massage, to relax and invigorate in true African style.
Game activities at Chobe Chilwero
Game activities include morning 4×4 safari game drives into Chobe National Park with its famous herds of elephant, as well as hippo, buffalo, puku, lion and other wildlife which congregate around the Chobe river banks. There are also huge herds of buffalo living in the towering teak forests that are characteristic of the area. Alternatively you can enjoy game-viewing by water on specially adapted motorboats. This allows you to see game from a completely different angle – looking up at them instead of down from a game vehicle. Sunset cruises are always special whilst fishing for the legendary tiger fish or bream can also be arranged on a catch and release basis. Chobe Chilwero aims to be as flexible as possible to cater for their guests’ differing interests.
As well as game activities, you can relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind at the spa or enjoy the lodge’s famous gourmet food. The spa offers a range of treatments to relax, restore and revitalise you.
Luxury Thatched CottagesEach of the 14 thatched guest cottages has two showers, one inside and one outside. The en suite bathroom also has a large free-standing bath. After a day of game viewing, what better way to relax than in your own private garden with a cocktail? Or if the fancy takes you, why not have your gourmet dinner served right here under the African sky.
All chalets command fabulous views and has its own private garden. En-suite facilities include: free standing bath tub, indoor and outdoor shower. The rooms are equipped with: air-conditioning, hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe, mosquito nets, coffee station and mini bar. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in all of the rooms of the lodge.
Honeymoon SuiteOur new honeymoon suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero features a private plunge pool and deck area where guests will be able to enjoy private dinners for two under the stars (weather permitting) and special turn downs every night.
The suite has two showers, one inside and one outside. The en suite bathroom also has a large free-standing bath.
Guests booking this room will automatically receive a private vehicle and guide for all game viewing activities.
En-suite facilities include: free standing bath tub, indoor and outdoor shower. The rooms are equipped with: air-conditioning, hairdryer, ceiling fan, in-room safe, mosquito nets, coffee station and mini bar. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in all of the rooms of the lodge.