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Botswana Hotels

Chobe Game Lodge

  • $$$
  • Casual Chic

Pros

  • Well-run operation
  • Lovely views and gardens

Cons

  • Hotel-like atmosphere
  • Lots of tour groups

Updated 10/11/2012

Fodor's Review

The only permanent lodge in Chobe National Park, this grand old dame—Liz Taylor and Richard Burton got married for the second time here in the '70s—still offers one of Botswana's most sophisticated stays, although the feel is more hotel-like than lodgelike. Terra-cotta tiles, Rhodesian teak furniture, tribal artifacts, and the ubiquitous beautiful handwoven Botswana baskets give the feel of Africa. The solid Moorish-style buildings—with their graceful high arches

and barrel-vaulted ceilings—insulate the not-so-intrepid traveler from too-close encounters of the animal kind: baboon mothers have been known to teach their young how to turn a doorknob! The gorgeous gardens are a riot of color and attract lots of small fauna. There's a well-stocked curio shop with great clothes and wildlife books. Don't miss out on the well-run daily activities from game drives to river cruises. An early-morning canoe ride is also a must.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Phone:

27–11-394–3873

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 47 rooms, 4 suites
  • All-inclusive

Updated 10/11/2012

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