Welcome to Chobe Bakwena Lodge, an eco-luxury retreat on the banks of the Chobe River.
Bakwena, which means ‘people of the crocodile’ in the local Setswana dialogue, embraces the surrounding culture and country as inspiration for its style and hospitality. Staff are members of the local villages and form part of the lodge's responsible tourism initiative through investing in local communities.
Whether you have come to unwind or to have a safari adventure, this is a perfect destination. Activities include game drives or river cruises in the Chobe, fishing trips, bird watching, nature walks, cultural tours and visiting Impalila Island with its giant baobabs.
Expect simple african-fusion dishes prepared from locally sourced ingredients and inspired by traditional Setswana cuisine. Once you’ve unwound and settled in you may want to join fellow guests in the main entertainment area with its lounge, restaurant and Rain Tree bar overlooking the river, or to cool off in the inviting swimming pool.
Chobe Bakwena has 10 River View Chalets, which are nestled in an indigenous riverine forest, each with a view of the magnificent Chobe River. Wake up to the sound of a fish eagle and fall asleep to the comforting grunt of a hippo, and relax during the day in the privacy of your own verandah and enjoy the beauty of Africa. There are also 5 Treetop Chalets which are elevated 3 meters on stilts above ground and wrapped in a Tree Canopy. These rooms, while very unique, do not have river views.
The Bakwena Honeymoon Suite is an incentive to take romance to a new level. A stand alone bath and air conditioning ensure ultimate comfort. Breathe in the good life on your private deck or indulge in a siesta on the delight of a day bed to the heart beat of Africa.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks); 2 activities per day (game drive and boat cruise); Chobe National Park Fees; and return transfers to Kasane Airport or to Zimbabwe/Zambia border are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
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General Information For Guests
The River View Chalets are nestled in an indigenous riverine forest, overlooking the Chobe River.
The spacious and secluded River View Family Room has a kingsize bed and twin beds in the second room, and a shared bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower.
The Bakwena Honeymoon Suite has a stand alone bath, air conditioning and private deck.
The Treetop Chalets are elevated 3 meters on stilts above ground and wrapped in a Tree Canopy.
The Chalets have a raised wooden deck, built in day bed and a private garden. All units come with an open air shower.
Main guest areas include a lounge and restaurant, and the Rain Tree Bar which overlooks the river, as well as a swimming pool.
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