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Location:Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park

Thebe River Lodge

Just outside Kasane - the border town on the edge of Chobe National Park - and spread along the Chobe River, Thebe is a lively, budget-friendly lodge and campsite that does what it says on the packet.

Rooms are neat and comfortable with en suite bathrooms and the campsite is under decent trees next to the river with communal ablutions.

The bar and restaurant attract a convivial mix of locals, overlander groups and individual travellers so you'll never be short of entertainment. The menu won't win awards for originality and this ain't no Relais & Chateaux establishment on the service front but bacon foam and percale sheets are not what you are here for. You are here for the wildlife and on that front Chobe delivers with silver-service aplomb.

Thebe River Lodge offers optional extra activities that bring the magic of Chobe to life: a four-hour game drive into the park with your knowledgeable guide will bring you up close and sometimes too personal with elephants - that's a given - and lions as well as giraffe, zebra, leopard, hyena, wild dog, several large antelope and many other creatures great and small. The boat cruise up the river - take your own drinks and food - will fill in the gaps as the animals are even less perturbed by boats and the birdlife adds a whole extra dimension.

A mobile safari combining a night or even two in a rustic no-frills camp inside the Chobe National Park with the boat cruise and game drive is an absolute must. Especially if staying inside the park at one of the more up-market safari lodges is out of budget.


Bed and breakfast accommodation in twin, double and family rooms with en suite bathrooms and mosquito nets; restaurant; bar; swimming pool; river views; campsite; transfers; wi-fi


Guided half-day game drives into Chobe National Park in open-sided safari vehicles; game viewing and sunset boat cruise on Chobe River; mobile safari inside Chobe National Park with guided game drives and boat cruise included.

Similar Properties in Chobe National Park

Senyati Safari Camp

Senyati Safari Camp offers self-catering chalets and a campsite near the Chobe National Park. It’s beside a busy waterhole, visited by numerous big game in the Lesoma Valley, Northern Botswana.

The Old House

Near Kasane, The Old House overlooks the Chobe River and has a garden, pool and restaurant. Plus, you’re only 10 minutes drive or boat cruise from Botswana’s great Chobe National Park.

Elephant Valley Lodge

Elephant Valley Lodge, on the edge of the Chobe National Park, is an affordable and comfortable safari lodge alternative to the premium-priced options elsewhere in the Chobe area.

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