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.

Elephant Valley Lodge

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.

Accommodation

A total of 20 luxury tents and 8 of them with uninterrupted views of the active waterhole.

Elephant Valley Lodge
Elephant Valley Lodge

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.

Elephant Valley Lodge with Go Safari

Dinner served on the deck with extra guest attending

Lodge Facilities

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...

  • Intimate lodge with only 20 luxury tents
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable game rangers and trackers
  • A morning river cruise and an afternoon open vehcile game drive giving you the best safari options in the area.
  • The unique lodge location provides guests with game viewing opportunities throughout the day and night.
  • Easy access by road and air,20 minutes from Kasane Airport
  • A very active waterhole close to the lodge offering great game viewing from the luxury of the lodge
  • Children of all ages welcome

Elephant Valley Lodge
Elephant Valley Lodge

Safari activities

Elephant Valley Lodge offers the best of both worlds.

  • Game Drives and boat cruises Activities include daily safaris and boat cruises into the Chobe National Park. Morning boat cruises along the Chobe River will give guests close encounters with the elephants going for a morning drink, and afternoon game drive will let guests experience all the other sights and sounds in both the Chobe and Kasane Forest Reserve.
  • Active waterhole you can sit in the luxury of the lodge and watch the many elephants and other animals comming to the waterhole all day.
  • Photography Chobe National Park and the boat cruise is a true paradise for photographers.
  • Victoria Falls Day trips to the Victoria Falls either in Zambia or Zimbabwe can easily be arranged.

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.

  • Summer / Winter
  • 05h00 / 05h30 – Wakeup call
  • 05h30 / 06h00 – Refreshments and snacks on the patio
  • 06h00 / 06h30 – Depart for the morning boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • 10h00 / 10h00 – Brunch
  • 11h00 / 11h00 – Time to relax at the lodge and enjoy the facilities
  • 14h00 / 14h00 – Lunch is served
  • 16h00 / 15h00 – High tea is served on the deck
  • 16h30 / 15h30 – Depart for afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park
  • 19h45 / 19h15 – Pre-dinner drinks
  • 20h00 / 19h30 – Dinner

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.

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A river cruise on the Chobe River is a special experience

This is a Low Risk Malaria area.


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