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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Chobe National Park, Botswana


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Luxury Holidays At Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Set on the banks of the Chobe River, bordering Chobe National Park, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious lodge with fifteen suites. A must-visit on any luxury Botswana safari, Chobe is famous for its large herds of elephant, which are almost guaranteed to be seen on daily game drives and river cruises. Between wildlife activities, you can relax in the split-level swimming pool or enjoy some pampering in the spa. Feasts, using local ingredients, are created by Executive Chef Phinias and his team. Start the day with a full breakfast, enjoy a light lunch poolside and, during late afternoon river cruises, indulge in drinks and canapes as the sun sets on the Chobe River. In the evening, dinner is a three-course event taken in the main dining area or in your suite’s private garden.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: A luxury lodge on the banks of the Chobe River
  • Feature: Sunset and photographic cruises
  • Rooms: 15 suites
  • Nearest airport: Kasane International Airport
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero: Photographic Safari Cruise
Location and transfer

Approximately 10 minutes by road from Kasane International Airport or 1 hour, 30 minutes by road from Livingstone, Zambia.


Suites are ultra-spacious, boasting an en suite bathroom with a separate rain shower and a large free-standing bath. Each also has a private garden where dinners can be served under the stars. For families, there are three suites which have an extra bedroom, while couples love the pool suite with its private deck and plunge pool.

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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is perfect for a family safari and children of all ages are welcome, while the perimeter of the lodge is fenced for added peace of mind. The suites are spacious and some have a second bedroom. Family-friendly activities include treasure hunts and guided walks, on which children can learn about the local flora and fauna as they collect leaves and seeds. They can even make their own pizzas with the chef! Timings for meals and the duration of game drives can be adapted to suit each family’s needs. Please note that children under five years old will only be permitted on game drives in a private vehicle.


Daily game drives are led by professional guides in open-sided, four-wheel drive vehicles along the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its large concentration of elephants, and you can watch their antics as they splash in the river. Look out for sitatungas – antelope with splayed feet to help them splash through the water channels - while lion, leopard, puku and red lechwe are some of the other species that may be seen. The park also houses a prolific amount of birds.

Hotel Experiences

Perfect for capturing the abundant wildlife in the early morning light on the Chobe River, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero has its own safari boat for photographers to use. Taking a maximum of 18 guests, the boat features 360-degree swivel seats and a lower deck featuring the bar area where breakfast or lunch is served. With its wonderful location on the banks of the Chobe River, evening cruises at sunset are also a great way to experience the area, inviting you to watch as herds of elephants and pods of hippos congregate. Sipping a cocktail as the sun sets over the river is the perfect way to end the day.

Spa & Wellness

One of the few Botswana safari lodges that flaunts a full spa, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero offers a range of pampering treatments using Africology and Thalgo products. Inspired by the surrounding natural elements, milk bath rituals and African goddess facials are just some of the therapies available. Facilities include an indoor spa bath, hydrotherapy, Vichy showers and private treatment rooms, one of which is perched in the treetops.


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