Chobe Water Villas, an exclusive and intimate “boutique” Lodge is located on the Chobe River at the eastern tip of the famous Caprivi Strip now known as the Zambezi Region.
The Lodge is built on stilts directly on the banks of the Chobe River and opposite the renowned Chobe National Park and the Safari Town of Kasane, in Botswana. This location affords unobstructed views into the National Park and over the world renowned Sedudu Island. This Island boasts the greatest density of wildlife of any river system in the world and often includes Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile and up to 8 species of antelope and 460 of birds and waterfowl.
This spectacular location ensures that this exciting view into untamed Africa is available from the Lodge and every one of its 16 exclusive Water Villas. Chobe National Park itself is furthermore home to Giraffe, Wild Dog, Leopard, Cheetah, Jackal, Hyena and one of the greatest Zebra migrations after the Masai Mara or Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. The 10,800 km2 Chobe National Park’s wildlife statistics confirm that it is home to the largest elephant population the world stated to be in excess of 160,000 along with some 164 mammal species representing one of the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa. Antelope species include Roan, Sable, Lechwe, Waterbuck, Eland, Puku, Gemsbok, , Klipspringer, Impala and the occasional rare Sitatunga.
This location at the confluence of the legendry Chobe and the mighty Zambezi Rivers is where theborders of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet. This phenomenon occurs only twice in the World. The other is in Europe where the borders of Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy meet near the Town of Basel in Switzerland. Here in Africa keen fishing enthusiasts will be challenged by the greatest of all fresh water fighting fish, the powerful and energetic Tiger Fish along with Nembwe and the delicious Three Spot Bream.
Chobe Water Villas nestles under magnificent shading Acacia Trees and exclusively hosts a maximum of only 32 guests in its uniquely positioned 16 luxurious Water Villas and in its Lounges, Bar, Restaurant, Infinity Pool, African Boma and Pool Deck.
The arrival experience itself is unique as the only access is by a 15-minute leisurely Safari-Boat transfer from Kasane in Botswana cruising across the Chobe River amongst Hippo and Crocodile. Upon arrival a warm and genuine welcome awaits you.
FULLY INCLUSIVE 2018 Room Rates in Namibian Dollar
|CHOBE WATER VILLA RATES – NAD||RACK|
|Season||Single||Double/Twin per person sharing|
|LOW||01.12.17 to 30.06.18||5830||5830|
|Per Child (13 – 17 years, max 2) sharing with 1 / 2 adults||4374||4374|
|PEAK||01.07.18 to 30.11.18||11570||9275|
|Per Child (13 – 17 years, max 2) sharing with 1 / 2 adults||6957||6957|
|GUIDE/PILOT||Full Inclusive Rate Per Adult Per Night||Single||Double|
|NOTE: The above accommodation rates are not applicable to the Executive Corporate Market|
NOTE: Rates are Fully Inclusive Per Adult Per Night
NOTE: Children in their own villa pay full adult rate
NOTE: Groups Request basis Only
CHOBE WATER VILLAS’ FULLY INCLUSIVE RATES INCLUDE:
15% VAT + 1% Tourism Levy
Accommodation in luxury Water Villas
Breakfast, Lunch and 3-course Dinner
Afternoon High Tea & Coffee
All day complimentary Tea & Coffee Butler Station
All Beverages including selection of Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits and Bottled Water
Stocked Mini-Bars in Villas
Return Road Transfers (5 minutes) to/from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Point
Return Boat Transfer (15 minutes) across Chobe River to/from Kasane Immigration (Botswana) and Kasika Immigration at Chobe Water Villas (Namibia)
IMPORTANT: Opening hours of Immigration Offices – Daily from 07:30 to 16:30
Free Wi-Fi access in all rooms and throughout Lodge’s public areas
Choice of two (am and/or pm) motorized activities per night booked (see ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS below)
Activities included in daily Room Rate:
Choices of the following four activities (two per night booked) are included in the daily room rate:
Morning 4 to 5 hour open 4×4 Game Drive Safari into Chobe National Park (08:00 – 12:00/13:00) including Park Fees, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or Rusks and Bottled Water.
Morning 3 to 4 hour Chobe River Safari cruise along the banks of the Chobe National Park (08:00 to 11:00/12:00) including Park Fees, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or Rusks and Bottled Water.
Afternoon 3 hour Chobe River Safari & Sunset cruise along the banks of the Chobe National Park (15:30 to 18:30) including Park Fees, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Beers, Wines and Bottled Water.
Afternoon 3 hour Cultural & Sunset Boat Cruise on both Chobe and Zambezi Rivers (15:30 to 18:30) including the historic Kasai Channel and Impalila Island along the shores of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Includes Snacks, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Beers, Wines and Bottled Water.
FACILITIES & SERVICES:
- Free Internet Wi-Fi in all public areas, around the Pool and in all Water Villas
- Infinity Pool
- Conversation view-pits perched on the river bank with open fires
- Pool deck with lounge, dining and sunbathing areas
- Indoor/outdoor Dining
- Indoor Cocktail Bar and Lounge
- Indoor Library Lounge
- Activity & Adventure Desk
- Private dual purpose 16 seat Photographic Lounge or Board Room with large screen TV and 170 + channel cable TV
- 24 hour Laundry service – payable direct
- Curio & Logo Shop
- Professionally guided Game Safaris on land and water
- Cultural Village Tours
- Birding Safaris by traditional Makoros – hand hewn wooden canoes
- Professional Fishing and Photographic river cruises in specifically built boats
ADDITIONAL FACILITIES & SERVICES:
- Chauffeur driven transport services between Chobe Water Villas and the nearby 4 “gateway” Airports serviced by various IATA Airlines: Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Livingstone (Zambia), Mpacha (Katima Mulilo-Namibia) and Kasane (Botswana). See GETTING THERE below.
- Medical doctors and nurses in Kasane
16 X Luxury Water Villas
The Luxury Water Villas all feature a guaranteed 180 degree unobstructed view of the Chobe River into the Chobe National Park. Perched on stilts over or at the water’s edge the Villa’s elevated view includes the world renowned Sedudu Island.
These “junior suites” with 82 m2 of living space feature an open plan lounge and bedroom area and include a 19m2 front terrace facing the Chobe River with built in day-bed and a 11 m2 rear terrace facing the natural bush and spectacular sunsets. The generous bathroom features a double vanity and separate bath, shower and toilet. The open-plan bedroom and lounge face the spectacular Chobe view through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which fold back completely along the entire width of the Room and onto the front terrace. Each Villa offers a mattress/bed configuration of either extra-length King or 2 x 3/4 beds.
Amenities include free Wi-Fi, Evening Breeze cooling system, and Tea & Coffee making stations with Nespresso machine, stocked Mini-bar, Hairdryer, Electronic Safe, linen Bathrobes and writing desk with multi 220v plugs.
All Villas feature:
- En-suite bathroom with double vanity and separate bath, shower and toilet
- Evening Breeze cooling system
- Security Door Locks
- Mosquito Nets
- Bathroom Amenities
- Multi 220v Plugs
- Linen Bathrobes & Slippers
- Room Safes
- Tea/coffee station including Nespresso machines
- Stocked Mini-Bars
- Free Internet Wi-Fi access
- Front and back private terraces
- Large outdoor day-beds with river views
- Each Water Villa is privately set in its own building on stilts over or at the river’s edge.
2 X Pilot/Tour Guide Rooms
Standard twin rooms with spectacular sunset views from a private terrace featuring a separate bathroom with single vanity, shower and toilet. This 34m2 room is comfortably furnished with 2 x single beds, which can be converted into one King bed. Furniture includes a desk, reading armchairs and coffee table.
Amenities include free Wi-Fi, Evening Breeze cooling system, and Tea & Coffee making stations, Mini-fridge, Hairdryer, Electronic Safe, multi 220v plugs.
Wining & Dining
Chobe Water Villas is exclusively reserved for residents only and to ensure peace and privacy is not open to the general public. Facilities include:
Indoor Wining & Dining:
Under thatch and partially open to the gardens the main lodge building overlooks the infinity pool and pool deck with Chobe River views. It features an intimate 36 seat Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, a cozy Cocktail Bar & Lounge as well as the private Library Lounge with its complimentary all day tea & coffee Butler Station.
Outdoor Wining & Dining:
Nestling in the gardens and flowing seamlessly from the main lodge building is Chobe Water Villas’ spectacular infinity pool and relaxing pool deck with its amazing and unobstructed views of the Chobe River, Sedudu Island and Chobe National Park.
The pool deck is sculptured to feature areas for Dining, Lounging, Sunbathing or Socializing around open fires according to a true African tradition – the safari campfire. Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon High Tea, Sun-Downer Drinks and Dinner can be enjoyed outdoors whilst viewing wildlife along the Chobe River. Its special feature is two Conversation Pits each with an open fire and facing the Chobe River view.
At Chobe Water Villa’s passionate Chefs prepare meals and dishes, which tastefully fuse African and European recipes and ingredients whilst others allow guests to experience renowned Namibian beef and venison/game products and tastes.
Breakfasts are a combination of cold dishes from a buffet and served hot dishes from the kitchen.
Lunches are alfresco hot & cold buffets presenting a fusion of African and Mediterranean light, healthy and delicious dishes.
Dinners are 3-course plated and served elegant candle-lit affairs or traditional 3-course African Boma “Braai” (BBQ) – a variable dinner program as set by the Lodge.
Afternoon High Tea is a selection of teas and coffees served with cakes, scones, pastries and savory snacks/sandwiches.
January – April: 19 – 31 °C
May – August: 11 – 27 °C
September – December: 17 – 34 C
In Namibia =
1st Sunday in April to 1st Sunday in September GMT+1 (Winter)
1st Sunday in September to 1st Sunday in April: GMT +2 (Summer)
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE that whilst Chobe Water Villas is located in Namibia it remains all year @ GMT + 2 thus following Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa time zones
Cellular, Landline (at Reception only) and Internet Wi-Fi communication exists
Forms of payment:
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa Credit Cards accepted.
Cash in Namibian $, Euro, US $, GPB and South African Rand accepted
At time of reservation please stipulate any special dietary requirements. We cater for diabetics, vegetarians, vegans and lactose intolerant guests
Operating hours 24/7:
Reception: 06:00 – 19:00
Duty Manager: 06:00 – 23:00
Night Manager: 23:00 – 06:00
Electrical supply 220V/50Hz. International adapters are available
Emergency guest supplies (night-kits/male & female) are available. A basic medical aid kit is available on the premises. Other medical assistance is available in Kasane from 07:30 to 16:30 (Immigration operating hours) or later by special arrangements and ONLY in case of severe emergencies
Laundry and valet with 24 hour turn around service, 7 days a week
Languages spoken are English, German and Afrikaans.
Safety & Security:
Each Villa is equipped with a safe and security door locks. The fact that access to the Lodge is only by boat across the Chobe River and only during daylight hours adds much to the safe and secure location of Chobe Water Villas. Walkways from each Villa to the Main Lodge are elevated thus providing further safety to all guests from any “visiting” wildlife especially at night.
Pool towels are provided in each Villa for use on the day-bed on the private terraces. Further towels are provided on the pool deck at the infinity pool.
Lodge Directions and Access
Access to Chobe Water Villas is only through Kasane in Botswana and is easily reached by both road and air.
There are four regional airports serviced by IATA Airlines:-
Kasane – BBK – (Botswana)
Victoria Falls – VFA – (Zimbabwe)
Livingstone – LVI – (Zambia)
Mpacha – MPA – (Katima Mulilo – Namibia).
All main access roads to Kasane in Botswana and from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia are tarred National Roads of a high standard.
By Private Air Charters:
Numerous private Air Charter Companies fly directly into Kasane from many Airports including:
Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Livingstone, Maun, Lodges in the Okavango Delta (Botswana) or Zambia, Zimbabwe and Caprivi (Namibia), Johannesburg, Cape Town …And many others
Drive to Kasane (Botswana) Immigration Office (GPS: 17 47 54.82 S 25 8 59.89 E) and by private Lodge Safari Boat to Chobe Water Villas (15 minutes) across the Chobe River into Namibia. Opportunity to view wildlife along the route especially Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo and Crocodile. Namibian Immigration Office is located at Chobe Water Villas.
NOTE: Immigration Offices are open 7 days a week from 07:30 to 16:30
Travelling times and distances:
NOTE: All times stated are from Airport mentioned and to Chobe Water Villas including Border formalities
1.) VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT (VFA) Zimbabwe – (2 hours) – 104 km’s (65 mi)
2.) LIVINGSTONE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LVI) – (2 hours) – 85 km’s (50mi)
3.) KASANE AIRPORT (BBK) Botswana – (25 minutes) – 5 km’s (2 mi)
4.) MPACHA AIRPORT (MPA) Katima Mulilo – Namibia – (2.5 hours) – 140 km’s (87 mi)
Photographic Workshops and Executive Meetings
Chobe Water Villas features a dual purpose 16 seat Photographic or Board Room ideal for Photographic Workshops or intimate and exclusive Executive Meetings. It is equipped with a large screen TV for digital photographic reviews or presentations and features 170+ channel cable TV.
Good to Know
- Chobe Water Villas is Wheel Chair friendly
- The Lodge welcomes young adults 13 years and above
- Check in time is 14:00
- Check out time is 10:00
- No pets allowed with the exception of Guide Dogs
- IMPORTANT: As access to Chobe Water Villas is only via the town of Kasane in Botswana. Special attention needs to be paid to the operating hours of Immigration/Customs Offices in both Botswana and Namibia. OPENING HOURS: 7 days a week from 07:30 to 16:30
All rates are strictly subject to availability. Prices are subject to change due currency fluctuations and/or increases imposed by suppliers. Rates are quoted per person per night.
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