Chobe Water Villas (Zambezi
A PARADISE 50,000 ELEPHANTS CALL HOME AND TWO MIGHTY AFRICAN
Chobe Water Villas are set in
Namibia's Kasika Conservancy (in the extreme east of the
Zambezi Region in Namibia)and overlook both the Chobe River
and the Botswana's Chobe National Park. The Villas are a
unique 'boutique' lodge and provides comfortable riverside
accommodation for self-drive tourists on the way to Chobe
Park, the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls.
Access to Chobe Water Villas
is only through Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana before
being transferred by a short boat trip to the lodge. The
action begins already with many opportunities to view
wildlife en-route to the lodge. A warm welcome awaits and
once you are settled in expect unhampered views into Sedudu
Island, a wildlife haven which supports large densities of
elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles, antelope and hundreds
of bird species.
This beautiful and
wildlife-rich camp is located at the eastern tip of the
Zambezi Region near the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi
Rivers. This is where the borders of four countries meet:
Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Guests stay in 16 spacious luxury
'Junior Suites' with guaranteed 180° river, park and island
views. Your accommodation sits on top of stilts, erected
over the water's edge with plenty of living space. The front
terrace faces the Chobe River with built in day-bed and a
smaller rear terrace affords sunset views of the bush. The
bathroom features double vanity basins and separate bath,
shower and toilet. The open-plan bedroom and lounge afford
stunning river views through floor-to-ceiling folding glass
doors. Sleep on either an extra-length king-sized bed or 2 x
three quarter beds.
En-suite bathrooms with double
vanity basins, separate baths, showers and toilets, linen,
bathrobes, slippers. Air-conditioning, mosquito nets,
hair-dryers, complementary Wi-Fi, toiletries, multi 110v and
220v plug points, tea/coffee station, stocked mini-bar and a
writing desk/ladies dresser are standard. Security door
locks, an electronic safe, torches and an intercom phone
enhance your safety and security.
Tranquility and privacy are
assured at Chobe Water Villas, the main thatched lodge sits
under shady acacia trees and partially opens onto the
gardens. The outlook over the infinity pool and deck is
embellished with outstanding views of the immediate
environment. Wine and dine in a cozy restaurant ambiance to
tastefully fused African and European dishes complemented
with Mediterranean fare. Cold and hot buffet-style meals can
be ordered at breakfast and lunch and a plated dinner can be
ordered from the menu. A braai prepared over coals around a
camp fire is served at the 'African Boma'.
The cocktail bar and lounge is the
place to go to relax and unwind before and after meals. The
easy going atmosphere extends into the private library,
which boasts a 'complimentary tea & coffee butler station'.
Either side of the infinity pool are a number of 'view
pits', open fires set on the river banks where guests can
meet fellow travellers and retell their day's adventures.
High tea, sundowners or 'Chobe River night caps' can be
served here as well.
Both the corporate community and
professional photographers can choose to present their
workshops and executive meetings at Chobe Water Villas.
Facilities include a 16 seater review or board room equipped
with a large screen TV with 170 channel satellite TV system.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all the public areas
including around the pool area and in the accommodation. The
outdoor day bed gazebos provide ample shade from the hot
afternoon sun. Other facilities include a 24hr laundry
service and a curio shop.
Activities mainly revolve
around professionally guided game safaris on land and water.
Expect many photographic opportunities to abound, so
binoculars and camera's at the ready.
A morning wildlife viewing
safari can be organized into Chobe NP. This is often the
best time to view game as many animals can be spotted
scampering around before they begin to forage for food.
A cruise along the Chobe
River on a morning boat safari is undoubtedly a highlight.
Hippo, elephant and crocs are never far away. Most
land-based animals appear to be at ease with being
approached from the water as they can exit away from you.
River & Sunset Cruise:
Search the banks of the
Chobe in the late afternoon, one of the best times for
spectacular wildlife interaction. Elephant and buffalo in
large numbers come to the water to drink. Enjoy drinks and
snacks as the sun sets. Duration: 3hr.
Cultural & Sunset Boat
Hop on an afternoon trip
along both the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers which includes a
tour of the historic Kasai Channel and Impalila Island.
Drinks and snacks included as you cruise and watch a
memorable sunset. Duration: 3hrs
Cultural Village Tours:
The Kasika Conservancy was
started in 1998 to help improve the lives of community
members that dwell in the area. Visitors can watch
performances of their traditional dance group and get an
appointment with the village's very own resident sangoma
(traditional healer). He can show you time-honoured local
medicines and remedies. Locally made arts and crafts are
also on sale. They make ideal authentic gifts and souvenirs.
Members of the Kasika
Conservancy can guide you on a mekoro trip on the mighty
Zambezi River on a hand hewn wooden canoes called a makoro.
Capture those special avian moments from a challenging
Fishing & Photographic
Chobe Water Villas can take
you on professional fishing charters and photographic river
cruises in their purpose-built boats. Fish for one of the
fresh water's most famous fighting fishes, the Tigerfish as
well as nembwe and 3-spot bream.
Seasonal rates Vary. Please contact us for a quote and suggested