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Kubu Lodge

Set on the banks of the Chobe River, this privately owned and run lodge is a lovely place to relax and to use a base when exploring Chobe National Park..


Kasane, just east of Chobe National Park

Accommodation Type

Safari Lodge

Accommodation Level

ModestAn economical, no frills option.

Price Guide


Kubu Lodge

Set on the banks of the Chobe River, this privately owned and run lodge is a lovely place to relax and to use a base when exploring Chobe National Park. The lodge’s thirty hectares of grounds extend down to the riverside and include a lawn shaded by huge ebony and fig trees where you’ll find a selection of daybeds as well as a sparkling outdoor saltwater swimming pool and sunbathing area.

The eleven individual chalets are made of wood and thatch and set on platforms reached by a short flight of steps from the garden. Facilities include tea and coffee maker, safe and mosquito nets. There are ceiling fans to maintain a cool temperature. En-suite bathrooms have running hot and cold water, a shower, flush toilet, hairdryer and shaver point. Each has a private viewing deck looking out over the lawn.

Social areas include the restaurant with its large terrace for al fresco dining. The lodge offers not gourmet, but good African and European dishes. There is also a sociable lounge-bar where you’ll meet and share stories with other guests and there’s a reading lounge for quieter moments plus a gift shop stocking local handicrafts.

At Kubu Lodge you’re well positioned for excursion to the national park, which you can explore by boat or 4×4 vehicle. You can take a boat trip to the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, the point at which four countries meet, visit a nearby crocodile farm or reptile park and go fishing. Day trips to the world-famous Victoria Falls, about an hour’s drive away, can be arranged too. Nearer to home there’s a sign posted 2 kilometre nature walk which will delight bird watchers, with some 400 species recorded locally.

Kubu Lodge is not a luxury choice, but it’s comfortable and welcoming, and one of the smaller and more personal places to stay in Kasane.

Kubu Lodge Highlights

  • Small owner-run lodge near Chobe National Park
  • 30 hectares of tranquil grounds
  • On site restaurant and bar
  • Comfy wooden chalets
  • Swimming pool
  • Range of activities and excursions based from here

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Kubu Lodge

Kubu Lodge


  • 11 chalets
  • Open all year round 
  • Children of all ages are welcome. There is a larger chalet providing family accommodation.


  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge


  • Game drives and boat cruises in Chobe National Park
  • Sundowner river cruise
  • Nature walk in the lodge’s grounds
  • Bird watching
  • Victoria Falls day trip
  • Fishing trip
  • Visit to a working crocodile farm
  • Visit to the Biodiversity Centre



The wood and thatch chalets, rustic in style, but homely, with a good range of facilities such as tea and coffee makers and ceiling fans


  • 11 individual chalets
  • En-suite shower rooms with hot and cold running water and flush toilet
  • Private veranda

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    Tuskwana the Elephant likes this because…

    “Kubu Lodge is a proud founder and supporter of Kazangula Children’s Ark Support Group which cares for 29 vulnerable children. They are also involved with CARACAL – Conservation of African “

    And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Botswana Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

    You can click on Tuskwana to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.


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