Fodor's Expert Review Serondela Lodge

Zambezi, Namibia

The best time of year to visit Serondela Lodge, on the flood plains of the Chobe River, is just after the rainy season (October – March), when the Zambezi Region erupts in bursts of green and swells with an abundance of wildlife. The thatched southwest-facing lodge directly looks out onto Botswana’s Chobe National Park, a mere 200 meters across the river, which makes for delightful game spotting (especially elephants) from the wooden deck. A lunch-time or sundowners river cruise is a must for bird watching and photography. (The lodge can also be accessed from Kasane, Botswana, just 17km away).


  • community partnership is key: it's part of the WWF and IRDNC joint-venture program
  • plunge pool offers reprieve in the summer months
  • communal dinners offer a chance to mingle with other guests


  • rooms only have a dividing wall to the bathroom
  • the lodge is only accessible by boat after the rains (but this is part of the fun of getting there)
  • despite being simple, the menu prioritizes sustainability and seasonality




Phones: 264-61-224--712-landline


8 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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