Elephant Valley Lodge
Elephant Valley Lodge
Lies in a unique position overlooking the Lesoma Valley in the Chobe District, which is home to the largest population of African elephant in the world.
The lodge is situated in the Kasane Forest Reserve which is a 20 minute game drive from the Chobe National Park. The Chobe National Park was established in 1967 and is in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta.
Elephant Valley Lodge is surrounded by the peaceful wilderness of the African bush. The animals move freely in the valley between the game-rich conservation areas of the neighbouring Chobe Game Reserve and the National Parks of Zimbabwe.
From the comfort and tranquillity of the lodge you can watch creatures great and small, dropping by for a thirst quenching drink at the Lodge’s waterhole.
Chobe National Park
The Chobe National Park It's known for its large herds of elephants (in fact, it’s the densest population on the African continent – estimated at approximately 120 000) and Cape buffalo, which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras.Chobe National Park as a “must visit” destination for any enquiring safari enthusiast.
The stunning and life-giving Chobe River forms the northern boundary of Chobe National Park. The river begins its existence as a small mountain spring in Angola, and it finally becomes the Chobe at the border post of Ngoma, from where it continues to run along Botswana’s northern border before meeting the mighty Zambezi and tumbling over the precipice at Victoria Falls. A river safari on the Chobe River past the Chobe National Park you’ll have ample opportunity to see the magnificent creatures in their natural surrounds. From drinking their fill of water on the banks to bathing in the cooling waters, these are incredible wildlife experiences you won’t encounter anywhere else.
A total of 20 luxury tents and 8 of them with uninterrupted views of the active waterhole.
The lodge can accommdate 22 guests and has 12 ‘forest tents’ in the shady canopy of trees surrounding the swimming pool. One of these ‘forest tents’ is a family tent, which includes a second bedroom with twin beds and a large bathroom with bath and shower. A further 8 ‘valley tents’ have views overlooking the valley and water hole.
All tents are spacious and comfortable with twin three-quarter beds which can be pushed together with a converter to make a double bed. They all have en-suite shower, toilet and basins plus tea and coffee making facilities, fan, (electric blankets in winter), hairdryer and charging points. They each have a veranda with seating so that you can relax outside your room and enjoy the views and amazing bird life.
Sturdy acacia trees form large canopies of shade over the main communal areas and forest tents. The new rim-flow pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and relaxation on the sun loungers. A traditional out-door ‘boma’ serves evening meals and a game viewing platform brings you closer to the valley’s wildlife. An attractive open lounge with bar and upper viewing deck is connected to the dining areas. All these facilities have magnificent views overlooking the valley and waterhole. The waterhole attracts a wide variety of game, particularly elephant, but also giraffe, buffalo, antelope such as waterbuck and kudu, warthogs, honey badgers, jackal, mongoose, predators including leopard, lion, hyena, wild dogs and many more species.
Dinner served on the deck with extra guest attending
The lodge’s main communal areas are shaded by large acacia trees and feature a rim-flow swimming pool, open lounge, bar and an elevated viewing deck. This connects with indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as a game viewing platform and traditional boma where dinners are served under the stars. There is a second swimming pool situated in the lodge’s forested area, surrounded by lush lawns. All Elephant Valley’s communal areas have superb views over the lodge’s waterhole which sees regular visits from elephant, giraffe, buffalo, honey badgers and even predators like leopard, lion and hyena.
Dining. Freshly prepared meals are served in various locations around the lodge, all of which overlook the waterhole. These range from buffet style dishes on the dining deck to three course dinners in the traditional boma, prepared over an open fire and served under a twinkling African night sky. Without giving away all the surprises, meals are often offered at different locations. The traditional boma-dinner, an open area with a big fire in the middle, is a must (if weather conditions permit) and comes with traditional singing and dancing performances. And sometimes, unforgettable moments are in simple things: maybe it is an excellent gin-tonic after an exhilarating day, while you share stories with your family or other guests.
Enjoying the lodge
Elephant Valley Lodge is a secret sanctuary...
Elephant Valley Lodge offers the best of both worlds.
A day at Elephant Valley Lodge
Game activities are planned for mornings and evenings as this is the time when the animals are most active. The game drives and river cruises last for about three hours and include a coffee stop for the morning drive and a sun-downer stop in the evening.Elephant Valley Lodge generally adjusts safari times accordingly to the seasons in order to maximise game-viewing opportunities and ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable experience.
We suggest that guests arrive in time for lunch on their day of arrival not to miss out on any game drives during their stay.
Enjoy a cacophony of night sounds, including the eerie hyenas, jackals barking and sometimes lion roaring in the valley, as you drift off to sleep after an exhilarating day of game viewing at Elephant Valley Lodge.
A river cruise on the Chobe River is a special experience
This is a Low Risk Malaria area.
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