Kubu Lodge, on the banks of the Chobe River, is a homegrown, home-made, home-from-home safari lodge near Kasane in northwest Botswana.
With just 11 chalets - hand-made on raised decks, wooden walls, thatched roofs and oozing rustic charm - Kubu Lodge is an intimate and unpretentious affair surrounded by lush gardens and serviced by a comfortable living area.
The chalets, each with en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and either twin or double beds (family units available as well), are a good distance from each other and the garden sounds of birds and nuzzling warthogs makes Kubu Lodge a relaxing and tranquil base for your Chobe Safari.
The living area features a lovely outside barbecue area - with a view of Chobe River of course - for al fresco dining in the perfect Botswana evenings. The dining area and lounge offer comfort and respite from the midday heat or torrential downpours, depending on your season. A pool laps up the view of the river and Kubu Lodge has a day spa for a double dose of restorative relaxation.
Dinners are a social and casual affair - buffet and table d'hot style - that won't have you declaring extra weight on your flight home but will leave you sated and ready for the next game viewing wildlife adventure.
11 thatched log cabins; all rooms with river view, private balconies and en suite bathrooms; large shaded garden; outdoor dining area and barbecue; inside dining area; upstairs lounge and bar with river views; swimming pool with river view; summer house; health salon; curio shop; transfers to Kasane and Victoria Falls.
Kubu Lodge offers guided game drives into Chobe National Park and guided river safaris along the Chobe River. In the fully inclusive rate are two scheduled activities per day and you've got three game drive times to choose from; two river cruise times and a short spin up the river to the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.
The evening river safari is a must as you get the bonus of a beautiful sunset and plenty of wildlife activity.
Extras include fishing trips and day trips to Victoria Falls; Kubu Lodge has a walking trail on the grounds and nearby there is a snake park and crocodile farm if the kids are getting frisky.
Affordable, but luxurious, Chobe Safari Lodge is on the edge of the Chobe River and an easy gateway to the Victoria Falls and neighbour countries.
Tlouwana Camp is in Botswana's Lesoma Valley Reserve adjacent to Chobe National Park. Owner-run, Tlouwana is homely, comfortable and very very quiet.
Chobe Bush Lodge in Kasane is offset from the Chobe River with views of the Botswana the bushveld. Spacious, modern and comfortable you're ideally positioned to explore both Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.
Jessica was AMAZING and so helpful with all of our concerns and questions - we had the most amazing trip.