A great deal of thought has gone into making
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of
the bush, with all of the facilities of a larger resort. Guests can relax
in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the
spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for.
The main area commands fabulous views over the Chobe River which borders
Chobe National Park to the north. As well as the elephants for which the
park is famous, there are also huge herds of buffalo living in the towering
teak forests that are characteristic of the area.
Accommodation at Chobe Chilwero Kasane
Visiting the spa is an absolute must. Inspired by the
abundance of nature that surrounds the lodge, the fully fledged spa has
drawn from that beauty to develop a range of treatments and rituals of
the highest quality to relax, restore and revitalise guests. The full-service
spa offers a range of treatments and rituals of the highest quality to
relax, restore and revitalise guests.
Authentic African design has been integrated with, and inspired by,
the abundance of nature that surrounds the lodge. Great care has been
taken in selecting brands, treatment methods and practices that are environmentally
friendly. Treatments are provided by trained professionals, and include
products from both the Africology and Thalgo lines. Spa facilities include
an indoor spa bath, Vichy showers, hydrotherapy, plunge pool, relaxation
area and private treatment rooms - one of which is elevated in the treetops.
Chobe Chilwero Accommodation:
There are 15 luxury thatched bungalows all individually
and tastefully designed to blend perfectly with the topography and natural
vegetation of the surrounding area
Nine double cottages
Six twin luxury cottages
Each room has two showers - one inside and one outside. The freestanding
tubs in the bathrooms are big and comfortable. Each cottage has its own
private garden where guests can sip cocktails after a day of game viewing,
or why not enjoy your very own private dinner served under the African
Each luxury cottage has:
Own en-suite bathroom with a large sunken handcrafted bath
Indoor and outdoor showers
Private garden with hammock
“sala” or private balcony
Chobe Chilwero Facilities:
The main public area includes an elegant lounge and dining room, which
are linked to spectacular outdoor viewing decks.
In-room beauty treatments ensures a truly exclusive stay for clients.
Chobe Chilwero is child friendly
Internet and/or email access
The well-stocked wine cellar is temperature controlled and houses a large
variety of the finest South African and European wines.
Some of Chobe Chilwero Activities include:
Elephants feature largely on any activity at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero,
as the largest population left in Africa occupies this northern corner
between Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Game drives in open-sided
4 x 4 vehicles bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and
frolic at the water’s edge in their boisterous herds. Thrilling
game drives lead by qualified professional guides bring guests close to
hippos, buffalos, puku, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather
on the banks of the Chobe River.
Game drives are also the perfect opportunity for the expert guides to
share their wealth of information on the area and its inhabitants. The
puku, a small rusty-brown antelope, alongside impala, kudu and red lechwe,
are only a few of the common antelope found here. Naturally, lion and
leopard are also found in the area.
The best way to end a day of safari is sipping on a cocktail while watching
an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River, toasting to
the end of yet another beautiful day, while looking forward to what the
new day will bring… Specially designed riverboats take guests up
close to elephants as they wade in the river or near to the buffalo who
gather on its shores.
Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing animals up close as
they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings. Chobe is renowned
for its abundance of elephants and dramatic sable and roan antelopes with
their impressive horns. Sitatungas – antelope with splayed feet
to help them run in swamps – are often seen here, as are the wild
dog and lion that prey upon them.
Tour of the Falls on the Zimbabwean side
Only an hour and a half’s drive from the spectacular Victoria
Falls, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a great base from which to explore
this great wonder of the world. Meet the Sanctuary Retreats representative
in the reception area of Chobe Chilwero for the transfer across the border
to the entrance of the Falls. Transfer time is approximately 1 ½
hours depending on border formalities. From here, the guide will escort
guests around the Falls sharing some facts and history along the way.
Sanctuary Retreats will supply raincoats during high water months when
guests are likely to get wet from the spray of the Falls.
The walk is approximately 1½ hours in duration (3km), through
the rainforest, stopping at the various viewing points. There are however,
three exit paths along the way in case guests get tired. Guests are advised
to wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the walk, as well as suitable
waterproof protection for camera equipment. Guests will also have the
opportunity to do some curio shopping in the adjacent open-air markets
before returning to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero.
Guests will meet up with their guide at reception who will have a cooler
box ready with refreshments and beverages of the guests’ choice.
Mineral water is always included. It is normally the same guide assigned
to the guests for their other game activities whilst staying at the lodge.
They are taken to Chobe Safari Lodge jetty for the activity. Here they
are handed over to the coxswain and agree on a pick up time for the transfer
back to the lodge. The best time for fishing at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
is in winter (May, June, July and August) because that’s when the
water is slowing down. The types of fish guests can expect to catch are
Bream and Tiger Fish, on a catch and release basis.
Getting to Chobe Chilwero
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is accessible by road and air. Kasane has its
own international airport, which is approximately 10 minutes away by road.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero’s preferred air charter company, Mack
Air, offers an excellent service linking most camps in the region including
Sanctuary Baines’, Sanctuary Chief’s and Sanctuary Stanley’s
(approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Please note the luggage restriction
is 20kg per person in a soft-sided bag. Road transfers are available to
/ from Livingstone and Maun, which take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Chobe Chilwero Prices
Prices are per person per night
High Season - Single Supplement
USD 1 118.00
Honeymoon Suite - additional supplement