Chobe Bakwena Lodge

Bakwena Lodge is an intimate, privately owned eco-lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. Built some three years ago after an agonising 13 years of bureaucracy the owners had plenty of time to plan their dream! Bakwena has 15 individual chalets designed and decorated in a manner befitting our environment they offer a cool and comfortable escape.  There are two Room Types at Bakwena Lodge.  ‘Ten x ‘River-View Chalets’ which are all facing the magnificent Chobe River and Five x ‘Treetop Chalets’ which are elevated 3.5m above the ground with views of the Treetop canopy.  They offer an inclusive safari option in an area with some of the finest game viewing to be had. Chobe is well known for its predators and has the home of most of Botswana’s estimated 200 000 elephants. Activities are naturally focused on the land and water based safaris, all based in-house, a host of other activities are also on offer from fishing trips to guided bicycle tours or a sundowner cruise to the meeting place of four countries, (the only one in the world). Bakwenas’ excellent guides will endeavour to make your stay in Chobe a highlight of any safari. The lodges’ eco-credentials include the natural swimming pool filtered entirely by plants, their employment policies, food choices, building methods and a host of otherwise unseen ways in which any negatives to the lodges surroundings or environment are addressed. Bakwena has become a keen supporter of their local school and village tours either on foot or by bicycle are encouraged.  Bakwena has at the heart of its ethos the fact that an African safari is so much more than its animals or dramatic landscapes, its people are, they believe the very heart and soul of what makes Africa unique. Chobe and the lodge are host to a huge variety of bird species that can be enjoyed from your private deck, on foot or the comfort of one of their comfortably appointed Game Viewers or boats. Bakwena has set out to be far more than the owners interpretation of what a safari camp should be, this is a place where already multiple guests have returned for a second or third visit to appreciate the lodges warm surrounds and welcome to enjoy the beauty that is Chobe

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Rooms

River View Chalet

All ten of our River View Chalets are nestled in an indigenous riverine forest, each with a view of the magnificent Chobe River. Wake up to the sound of a fish eagle and fall asleep to the comforting grunt of a hippo! Relax in the privacy of your own verandah and enjoy the beauty of Africa.For guests requesting King Sized beds, we do have mattress converters to convert 2 x 3/4 Twin beds into a King.8 x Twin Chalets (3/4 sized Twin Beds)1 x Honeymoon Suite (King Sized Bed)1 x Family Room (King Sized Bed + 2 x Twin Beds)Indoor & Outdoor ShowerCeiling FanPlug Sockets next to the bedsHairdryerMosquito NetWifiInternational Adaptor (hired from reception)River View

Treetop Chalet

All five of our Treetop Chalets are elevated 3 meters on stilts above ground and wrapped in a Tree Canopy. Please be advised these rooms do not have a view of the River.Lose yourself in a secret world of incandescent light and leaves remembering why a tree house was a childhood dream.For guests requesting King Sized beds, we do have mattress converters to convert 2 x 3/4 Twin beds into a King.5 x Treetop Chalets3/4 sized Twin Beds Indoor & Outdoor ShowersCeiling FanAirconsPlug Sockets beside the bedsHairdryerMosquito NetWifiInternational Adaptor (hired from reception)Tree Canopy Views

Honeymoon Suite

The Bakwena honeymoon suite is an incentive to take romance to a new level and boldly claim ‘I do!’ Celebrate love in luxury with Chobe charm. Long live the King! A stand alone bath and air conditioning ensure ultimate comfort. Breathe in the good life on your private deck or indulge in a siesta on the delight of a day bed to the heart beat of Africa1 x King Bed Lounge AreaStand Alone Bath Indoor Shower Outdoor ShowerCeiling FanAirconHairdryerMosquito NetWifiInternational Adaptor (hired from reception)River View

Family Room

Treat your loved ones to a spacious and secluded family room. Furnished in tasteful minimalism using natural fibres makes this space a refreshing change from the clutter of daily life. An opulent king bed welcomes you with twins in the second room. A shared bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower ensures no one is left wanting! Delicate hand sewn Madagascan lace floats through dappled morning light as the Chobe river rolls gently on. The deck is best enjoyed in silent reverie.1 x Family Room (King Sized Bed + 3/4 size Twin Beds)Indoor & Outdoor ShowerCeiling FanPlug Sockets next to the bedsHairdryerMosquito NetWifiInternational Adaptor (hired from reception)River View

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Birds eye view of Bakwena Lodge

Birds eye view of Bakwena Lodge