Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana


Nestled in the heart of the bush, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge offers a truly luxurious retreat on the edge of Chobe National Park. Immerse yourself in the splendor of nature, surrounded by the second largest national park in Botswana, where an impressive population of approximately 80,000 elephants freely roams. Perched on a hilltop, the lodge provides guests with breathtaking panoramic views of the Chobe River and its expansive floodplain. Indulge in the elegant ambiance of the main public area, featuring a lounge, library, and dining room seamlessly connected to outdoor viewing patios, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the surroundings.

At Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge, relaxation takes center stage. Take a refreshing dip in the split-level swimming pool or surrender to ultimate tranquility with a pampering session at the full-service spa, complete with a treetop treatment room that offers a serene escape amidst the treetops. Allow yourself to be enveloped in the serenity and luxury of this remarkable lodge, where every detail is meticulously crafted to ensure an unforgettable stay.

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

What to Expect

Immerse yourself in the ultimate luxury at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge, a magnificent riverside retreat nestled in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park. Discover a haven where indulgence meets wilderness, with the privilege of being in the presence of the world’s largest remaining population of elephants.

Perched above the majestic Chobe River, the lodge treats you to unrivaled panoramic views that stretch across the enchanting islands and vast floodplains, extending as far as the eye can see, reaching even into the neighboring country of Namibia. With only 15 exquisite suites, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge ensures an exclusive and intimate experience for every guest.

Delight in the opulence of this extraordinary lodge, boasting the distinction of being the only one on the Botswana safari circuit with a full spa. Indulge in the utmost relaxation as you luxuriate in the inviting waters of the split-level swimming pool, or surrender to a world of serenity and rejuvenation with a pampering session at the spa. To complete your sensory journey, savor the culinary delights that have earned the lodge its well-deserved reputation for gourmet cuisine.

At Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge, prepare to be captivated by the seamless blend of wilderness and sophistication, as you embark on an unforgettable adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife of this remarkable corner of Botswana.

  • Highest concentration of elephants in Africa on lodge's doorstep
  • Full service spa, including treetop treatment room
  • Three family suites featuring an extra bedroom
  • Sundowner cruises on the Chobe River in our customised boats
  • Families with children of all ages welcome



Indulge in the ultimate luxury experience at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge, a captivating riverside retreat nestled in the heart of the bush. With a myriad of exceptional amenities, this lodge offers the allure of a larger resort while maintaining an intimate ambiance. Prepare to be enchanted as the main area grants you magnificent vistas over the picturesque Chobe River, which serves as the northern border of Chobe National Park. Here, you will encounter not only the majestic elephants that the park is renowned for, but also a wealth of other fascinating wildlife.

Immerse yourself in pure relaxation as you bask in the inviting waters of the split-level swimming pool, offering a refreshing sanctuary amidst the stunning natural surroundings. Indulge your senses with a blissful pampering session in the spa, where skilled therapists will transport you to a state of utter serenity. Enhancing your stay, the lodge has gained acclaim for its gourmet cuisine, tantalizing your taste buds with an exquisite culinary journey.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge presents an unrivaled combination of opulence and wilderness, inviting you to embrace a truly unforgettable getaway. Immerse yourself in the remarkable landscapes and abundant wildlife of this extraordinary region, as you uncover the magic and tranquility that only Chobe Chilwero Lodge can provide.

Suites and Family Suites

Each of the 14 thatched suites has an en-suite bathroom featuring a large free-standing bath and separate rain shower. After a day of game viewing, what better way to relax than in your own private garden with a cocktail? Or if the fancy takes you, why not have your gourmet dinner served right here under the African sky. Coffee stations and Wi-Fi are available for guest in all rooms. Three of the new suites feature an extra bedroom – perfect for families.

Pool Suite

Experience the epitome of luxury at the newly unveiled Pool Suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge. Immerse yourself in ultimate privacy and exclusivity as you indulge in the serenity of your own private plunge pool and spacious deck area. Unwind with a refreshing cocktail in hand, basking in the tranquility of this secluded oasis, and embrace the romantic ambiance as you relish in private dinners under the starlit African sky, weather permitting.

We have also enhanced our guest experience with the addition of coffee stations in the rooms, allowing you to savor the rich aromas of freshly brewed coffee at your convenience. Embrace the mornings with a rejuvenating cup of coffee, preparing yourself for the exciting adventures that await in the Chobe region, all while enjoying the comfort and luxury that define Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge.

Game Drives

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 our qualified professional guides bring you close to hippos, buffalos, puku and other animals that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. 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.

Sundowner Cruise

Indulge in the ultimate luxury experience at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge, where the perfect finale to your exhilarating day of safari awaits. Unwind and savor the breathtaking African sunset, casting its golden hues over the tranquil waters of the Chobe River, aboard our exclusive riverboats designed with your comfort in mind. Immerse yourself in this captivating spectacle while sipping on a refreshing cocktail, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Our sundowner cruises offer a remarkable opportunity to observe the buffalo herds emerging from the shade to graze in the cooler evenings, while elephants gracefully wade in the river, creating an enchanting scene. As you navigate the waters of Chobe, be captivated by the majestic sable and roan antelopes, their impressive horns commanding attention. Keep a keen eye out for the elusive sitatungas, with their splayed feet perfectly adapted for navigating the marshy terrain. Witness the untamed beauty of the wild as the cunning wild dog and the powerful lion roam this land, engaging in their primal dance of predator and prey.

At Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge, every moment is crafted to immerse you in the extraordinary wonders of the Chobe region, ensuring an unforgettable safari experience.

Photographic Safari Cruise

Experience the epitome of luxury and adventure with Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Lodge’s exclusive new safari boat. Embark on a remarkable journey along the iconic Chobe River, where you will witness the abundant wildlife and captivating scenery that this extraordinary region has to offer. With a seating capacity of up to 18 guests, this state-of-the-art boat boasts both a lower and upper deck, each thoughtfully designed to provide unparalleled comfort and unrivaled views.

As you ascend to the upper deck, immerse yourself in a panoramic spectacle, marveling at the Chobe River’s pristine waters and the mesmerizing wildlife that frequents its banks. The 360-degree swivel seats ensure that every angle is accessible, allowing you to capture the perfect shot and create lasting memories. On the lower deck, a welcoming bar area awaits, inviting you to savor delectable river breakfasts or


  • Pool
  • Library
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Kiddies Club
  • Spa
  • Laundry Service
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