Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Set in the heart of the wildlife-rich Chobe National Park is the luxurious Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. Perched on a hillside, you’ll enjoy unspoilt views of the majestic Chobe River from the lodge, with parading wildlife cooling off in the river. This retreat welcomes families and couples alike who are looking to be closer to African nature.

Why you'll love it here

  • Soak in unparalleled views of the Namibia floodplains in this luxurious riverside retreat
  • Encounter majestic elephants on the doorstep of Chobe Chilwero, home to the highest number of elephants in Africa
  • Revive in the full-service spa, and indulge in treatments in the unique treetop room
  • Bask in sunset views on the sundowner customised cruise on Chobe River


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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero has a prime location just above the Chobe River. At almost every corner, you can bask in the magnificent views over the floodplains, alive with unique wildlife and some of Africa’s most beloved animals strolling past the windows of your suite. Relax in your private garden with sightings of the African birds, or opt for a pool suite to bask in your private plunge pool under the stars. When you’re not spotting wildlife and lounging in luxury in your room, indulge in the superb facilities that the lodge offers, from a split-level pool to one of the only full spas in Botswana.

Venture further from the camp to enjoy the activities on offer at the lodge. Embark on a 4x4 game drive with incredibly knowledgeable guides in the Chobe National Park, where the large herd of elephants is the undoubted highlight. Of course, a sundowner cruise is one of the best ways to finish off a day in Chobe in style, or you can choose to go fishing for bream or tiger-fish on a catch and release excursion. The iconic Victoria Falls is only an hour and half from the lodge, making for an amazing day trip.

Chobe Chilwero has also got a fence surrounding the lodge, making it perfect for families of all ages. Children can go on guided safari walks in search of various plants and seeds and learn about their identification, play croquet on the main lawn or try their hand at making their own pizza with the chef.

End your daytime safari adventures with a gourmet meal, prepared by the Chef Phinias. Enjoy a hearty, yet healthy meal whilst soaking in the breathtaking views of the river. Take a visit to the wine cellar below the lodge to choose your wine for dinner.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero hosts only 14 suites and one pool suite. The accommodation borders the Chobe National Park, where you’ll encounter some of the retreats most beloved wildlife at any point in the day or night.

Luxury Safari Lodge

Luxury Safari Lodge

Retreat to the side of the river and be in the heart of the lively bush in the Luxury Safari Lodge. Enjoy the facilities of this lodge that would be found in a larger resort, with access to the split-level swimming pool, a treatment in the spa and dining on gourmet food.
Suites and Family Suites

Suites and Family Suites

This suite is perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploring Chobe National Park. Enjoy the comfort of an en-suite bathroom, where you can soak in the free-standing bathtub or let the rain shower wash away the day. Take to the private garden with a hot drink from your coffee station or dine on a gourmet dinner under the stars. If you’re travelling as a family, this suite is also available with an extra bedroom.
Pool Suite

Pool Suite

One of Chobe Chilwero’s new suites includes an inviting plunge pool on the plunge deck, perfect for cooling off in the afternoon sun. Alternatively, you can soak up the evening views of the stars with a drink in hand.
  • Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Family Suites
  • Customised Boats
  • Game Drives
  • Spa/Wellness
  • Kids Programmes
Bush Dining

Bush Dining

Enjoy a freshly prepared meal brought to you by the dedicated executive chef, whilst overlooking the panoramic views of Chobe River and floodplains. Chef Phinias creates hearty meals to keep you refuelled for your long days of game viewing, from full breakfasts, three course plated lunches and a sunset dinner with snacks and drinks in between. Pair your meals with a delicious South African wine from the wine cellar and enjoy an arranged private dinner under the romantic African stars.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Game Viewing

Either in the early morning or the late afternoon, enjoy a game drive through the safari to encounter the dense wildlife from lions, leopard, hyena and hippo to zebras, giraffe and much more. Plus, it is almost certain you’ll come across the elephants in Chobe National Park, famed for its high population of the majestic giants.

Between May and August, you can take to the water to discover the marine life with a fishing excursion. On this catch-and-release fishing trip, you’ll encounter some of the river’s unique underwater creatures from the tigerfish to bream.

River Cruises

Enjoy cruising the Chobe River in specially designed riverboats, perfect for game viewing under the warm tones of the sunset. Spot the big game including elephants and buffalo, and keep a keen eye out to see the roan and sable antelopes. Once finished, watch the rest of the sunset with a cocktail of your choice. If you’re a photographer, take the photographic safari boat with upper and lower decks to capture the perfect shot over the river.


The community that surrounds Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is open for you to explore, including the Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop. Here, you can meet the women, tour the shop and even use one of the bikes to take a scenic ride. Plus, the local animal rescue centre is open for you to enjoy seeing the hard work put in to save the wildlife of Chobe National Park.

Victoria Falls

One of the world’s natural wonders is just 1 hour and 30 minutes’ drive from Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. A guide will help you explore this phenomenal waterfall, and will tell you everything about its history along the way.


Let the little ones run wild with the lodge providing many activities for them to partake in. They can walk in the safaris among the lodges grounds, the staff will organise fun treasure hunts and they can even enjoy a game of lawn croquet.

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm



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