Chobe Game Lodge

in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe Game Lodge is an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified safari lodge and the only property located inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park and set on the banks of the famous Chobe River. Immerse yourself in an all-encompassing safari on land and water in one of Africa’s primary wildlife destinations as the Chobe Game Lodge staff share their passion and explore the diversity of Botswana’s Chobe National Park with you.

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Style

Comfortable Stay, Connect with Nature and Family Friendly

Price

Luxury

Location

River

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Locally Owned Ecolodge
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Why Lokal Recommends Chobe Game Lodge

Background

Ecolodge started in 1972| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Built back in 1972, Chobe Game Lodge was the first 5 star safari lodge of its kind in Botswana and the first, and only lodge to be built inside the Chobe National Park along the Chobe riverfront. Today, Chobe Game Lodge continues to lead the way in the African tourism industry offering travellers the opportunity to experience one of Africa’s top wildlife destinations, only now from a premier game lodge with its roots firmly set in strong responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives.

Community Connection

  • Chobe Game Lodge provides financial contributions to over 20 different initiatives including the Chobe Enclave youth centre and the Turning Heads Beauty Salon – a project designed to provide employment for vulnerable women removed from the sex working industry in the Kasane/Kazangula area. Today, more than 65% of all the staff members at Chobe Game Lodge are women, including their all-female team of professionally qualified guides. This successful initiative aimed at increasing the number of qualified female guides within the Botswana guiding fraternity.
  • To further assist with financial growth, every member of the lodge staff receives an annual share dividend at the end of every financial year, just like all our shareholders. This profit scheme not only provides additional income but also creates a sense of ownership among our staff as the scheme is based on financial performance.

Environmental Engagement

  • Among other initiatives, the lodge has a unique electric and solar powered fleet of safari vehicles - jeeps and boats - to limit the carbon footprint of their operations.
  • They've also put practices in place for 95% of Chobe Game Lodge's waste to be sorted and recycled through a variety of methods including glass crushing, for manufacturing bricks on site; tin crushing, for easy transportation to the nearby recycling depot; and crushing of plastic bottles which are returned to the supplier for recycling.

Location

The lodge is the only accommodation located inside of Chobe National Park. It's about a 30 minute drive along the Chobe river from the Kasane airport.
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