Muchenje Safari Lodge
Welcome to Muchenje Safari Lodge, now known as The Last Eden of Chobe!
Muchenje Safari Lodge enjoys a unique position to the west of Botswana’s famed Chobe National Park. Muchenje sits on an escarpment with wonderful views of the Chobe River, and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and seasonal flood plains. Unusual for a Botswana Lodge, Muchenje is owner run and managed, which allows for a more personalised service.
Muchenje Safari Lodge offers 11 newly refurbished thatched Safari bungalows, each being beautifully appointed having its own unique view of the Chobe. The bathroom is a good size with shower, toilet and his/ hers hand-basins. Each Safari Suite has a ceiling fan, wardrobe, electric safe and writing table. You also have a private, shaded veranda, from which to take in the sights and sounds. Of the 11 Safari rooms, 1 is a family unit, and accommodates 4 guests. There is a double bed and full bathroom downstairs, and a loft area with 2 single beds upstairs. This unit also works well for a small group of friends travelling together.
The main lodge of thatch, wood and stone at Muchenje Safari Lodge incorporates light and spacious sitting areas, a bar area, dining area and fabulous viewing deck, all with magnificent views of the Chobe River environment. The nearby swimming pool and pool deck offer similar, apparently never-ending vistas and you can take a reminder of your safari home with you from the lodge’s well-stocked curio shop.
Curio or Gift shop.
The delicious meals at Muchenje Safari Lodge are served in the lodge’s dining area looking out over the Chobe River. Enjoy a sundowner cocktail from the lodge bar as you watch the sun set over Africa, and then share your safari experiences and wildlife sightings of the day with other guests as you dine together in a fun and casual atmosphere. Themed dinners, vegetarians and special meal requests can be catered for.
Muchenje prides itself on the variety and quality of the Safari experiences, and interactions that it offers. With a maximum of 22 guests in camp, you have a wide choice of activities, without ever feeling that you are part of a big group. Chobe plays host to some of the world’s best game viewing. Muchenje is perfectly located for seeing the best that Chobe has to offer. Chobe is famous for its large herds of elephant and buffalo, along with numerous predators – including lions, leopards and wild dogs. There is a great diversity of plains game and an astonishing array of bird species.
Activities on offer :
Game drives in our open and truly comfortable 4×4 safari vehicles. Enjoy game drives with our knowledgeable and friendly professionally qualified guides – either early morning, afternoon or even the full day
Game viewing by boat on the Chobe River – a wonderful chance to see huge herds of elephants, as well as many other mammals and birds attracted to the water’s edge, not to mention those animals which also live in the River!
Bush walking-safaris which allow you to learn about the intricacies of the bush where your guide teaches you about the spoor, trees, plants and insects that make for such exciting and interesting additions to the wildlife experience
‘Night eyes’ – night game drives in the lodge’s own concession. The guide uses a spotlight to show the local ‘night life’, which can range from the small mammals, to buffalo and elephant.
Visits to our local village for a cultural experience and to meet the people that make Botswana the delightful country that it is
Family Safaris – with special accommodation, facilities and activities, to make for that special Safari experience, for families of all ages! Read More (coming soon)
Muchenje Safari Lodge Reviews
“My wife and I spent 3 nights here leading up to Christmas and had an incredible experience. The lodge managers Robert and Joy were so welcoming and genuinely interested talking and engaging with guests. Robert had so many stories of his escapades in Africa that we could have sat and listened for hours.” – Chopchop21
“We have just finished a 3 night stay at this wonderful lodge and can’t recommend it highly enough. Lovely rooms which a balcony overlooking the plains, with welcome air conditioning. The public areas and pool also overlook the amazing view. Perched on the escarpment there was a gentle breeze for much of our stay.” – Felicity R
“We were in #1 cottage which is very nice and comfy. The bathroom is awesome, bathtub with the view. I really love the room. The food was perfect. People here is wonderful. They got perfect hospitality. Love everything here, it is one of my remarkable experience staying here.” – Vachira