Chilwero, meaning a "place of high view", accurately describes this exquisite lodge. The lodge sits above the Chobe River and offers unparalleled panoramic views of the islands and flood plains that stretch into Namibia. Guests at Chobe Chilwero will enjoy incredible wildlife sightings, elegant accommodations, silver service, gourmet meals and fine wines.
All 15 guest cottages have been individually designed and fully furnished to fit the Chobe topography and vegetation. Each cottage is finished with mosaic floors, traditional fabrics and air-conditioning, whilst an outside seating area is located within a secluded garden. The bathrooms are luxurious, with a separate shower and beautiful Victorian-style baths - the perfect place to relax after a busy day of game viewing in the Chobe National Park.
The main lodge at Chobe Chilwero offers spacious public areas, including a lounge and dining room linked to dramatic viewing decks. The food is a fusion of Western and African cuisine created to a high gourmet standard and all accompanied by vintage wines from the well-stocked, temperature-controlled cellar housing a large variety of the finest South African and European wines. High tea is often served on the lawn under the shade of the trees. Chobe Chilwero also boasts a library, swimming pool and the new full-service spa where authentic African chic design integrates with nature. Features include an indoor spa bath, Vichy showers, hydrotherapy, plunge pool, relaxation area and private treatment rooms – one of which is elevated in the treetops.
Game activities at Chobe Chilwero are scheduled according to the changing habits of the game. Guided game drives in open 4x4 vehicles bring guests to Africa's largest concentration of elephants in the Chobe National Park.Hippos, buffalo, puku, antelopes, lions and other animals that gather on the Chobe River's banks may also be seen on the game drives. Enjoy water safaris on the Chobe River in specially adapted motorboats, of which the sundowner cruises are particularly spectacular on the Chobe River. The Chobe and Zambezi rivers are known for their excellent fishing, with more than 90 species of fish, so fishing excursions are also available at an additional cost. Although located in Botswana, Chobe Chilwero is easily accessed from the world-famous Victoria Falls, where guests can enjoy a day trip if desired, at an additional cost.
Why we like Chobe Chilwero
Chobe Chilwero offers a variety of activities for guests and has incredible views over the Chobe flood plains. Chobe Chilwero's beautiful spa was the first established full spa on the Botswana safari circuit.