Just outside Chobe National Park

Accommodation Type

Safari Lodge

Accommodation Level


Price Guide


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Chobe Chilwero Highlights

  • Luxury suites with private terrace and garden
  • High tea served on the lawn
  • View Chobe’s famous elephant herds
  • Take a sunset cruise on the river
  • Choose from a range of indulgent spa treatments
  • Family friendly with three family suites

Chobe Chilwero Lodge overview

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a high quality lodge set high above the banks of the Chobe River. Its facilities include a superbly-equipped spa and a split level swimming pool for pampering and relaxing between safaris.

Your suite has a home-from-home feel, with sunlight flooding in through the main windows, brightly coloured cushions, a chaise longue at the foot of the bed and lots of storage space. A large mosquito net can be drawn right around the bed and bedside tables. Air-conditioning and fans make the room refreshingly cool. To the front there’s a covered terrace with a table and chairs, where you can sip a freshly made cup of tea or coffee. The terrace overlooks your own private garden. Leading off the bedroom the bathroom has a large bathtub, two hand basins and a shower. There’s an additional shower outdoors. The pool suite also has a private plunge pool. There are three family suites, each with two bedrooms.

The main area of the lodge has the same sense of light and space as the cottages. Settle back into an armchair as you leaf through a book, or walk through the doors and find a quiet spot on the terrace to enjoy a chilled drink. Meals are prepared and served with great care, with lunches and dinners accompanied by fine wines from the lodge’s extensive cellar. The spa facilities include a Vichy showers, hydrotherapy, an indoor spa bath and plunge pool. The range of treatments is comprehensive and there are individual treatment rooms including one set in a treetop. In the hottest part of the day you can cool off with a swim in the split-level pool.

Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in Chobe National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants, daytime boat cruises on the river, and romantic sundowner cruises on the double deck boat which has a bar on the lower deck. Catch and release fishing trips and excursions to Victoria Falls can be booked and paid for locally at the lodge. You can also visit the Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop, set up with funds from Sanctuary Retreats, which provides both an important means of transport to the local community and a valuable income for the women who work there. It is also possible to visit the Caracal animal rescue centre near the lodge.  


If you’re looking for a Chobe safari in style, comfort and somewhere you can combine with being spoilt then you’ll love this lodge. It caters for every little luxury and the spa is to die for!

Tracy Edwards

Travel Specialist, Botswana Specialists

Chobe Chilwero Lodge


  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Large covered deck
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry service


  • Game drives in Chobe National Park
  • Sunset river cruises
  • Photographic cruises
  • Fishing trips (seasonal), pay locally
  • Excursion to Victoria Falls, book and pay locally


Children of all ages are welcome. Children’s activities can be arranged and each child is given a back pack with a colouring book, pencils, torch, water bottle and children’s binoculars. There are three family suites with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Children under 5 can go on game drives only at the discretion of the lodge manager and if a private vehicle is booked. Children between 5 and 11 can go on game drives only at the discretion of the lodge manager. There is a children’s menu. Babysitting can be arranged. The camp is fenced.

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Chobe Chilwero suite

There are 15 suites including three family suites and one pool suite. The accommodation is very spacious and tastefully furnished. Each suite has a terrace and private garden. The pool suite has a plunge pool.

  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Mosquito net
  • En-suite bathroom with bath and shower plus outdoor shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Shaded terrace
  • Private garden



Botswana with Sanctuary Retreats

Botswana with Sanctuary Retreats

7 days from £4,525 pp Superb game viewing in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park combined with top quality accommodation.


Family Offer – Children under 15 stay Free!

Stay a minimum of 2 nights at any of our lodges & camps in Botswana and for every full paying adult, one child under 15 sharing with his/her parents will stay free of charge. Normal child age restrictions apply per camp.

Valid for new bookings Valid for travel: 1 January – 20 December 2015

Offer Excludes July and August 2015

Added Value: Stay a minimum of six nights in green season and also qualify for our Green season offer if one of those lodges are booked.

Stay 5 nights Pay 4 nights

Stay a minimum of 5 nights at any of our lodges & camps in Botswana, and your first night is on us.

Valid for new bookings Valid for travel: 1 April – 31 October 2015

Excludes July and August 2015

Added Value: Combine with our family offer where for every full paying adult, one child under 15 sharing with his/her parents will stay free of charge.

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