Set in a beautiful location on the banks of the Chobe River at the edge of the town of Kasane, where Botswana meets Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Chobe Safari Lodge is a convenient and affordable starting point for an African safari adventure in the Chobe National Park and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. Shady with tall trees and a large swimming pool, the resort is a welcoming oasis where monkeys and birds roam and elephant herds can be seen crossing the river during the evening sundowner cruises. Game drives explore the Chobe National Park and catch and release tiger fishing expeditions also provide excellent game viewing.

Spacious and luxurious, the 46 Safari rooms look out over the lush lawns of the river bank with a private patio to sit and enjoy the verdant views. Then there is the wing of 22 River rooms giving onto its own riverside garden where monkeys frolic and warthogs and mongoose play. All are air-conditioned with satellite TV, phones and have large en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower. The turn down service drapes the beds in romantic gauzy mosquito netting. Another room option is one of nine African rondavels in the grounds, getting close to nature on the river bank.

A soaring thatched roof shelters the large and airy open dining room overlooking the river, where generous buffets are served for breakfast lunch and dinner, with a wide choice of both local game and international cuisine. Staff are friendly and helpful and the activity desk makes all your bookings for river cruises and game drives. Choose from the sunset cruise on a larger boat or hire a private smaller boat for morning or evening excursions on the river, where many animals are to be seen, from elephants and crocodiles to hippo, sable antelope and buffalo as well as a wide variety of birds. A day trip to the Victoria Falls is easily achieved and well worth the journey. The supermarkets and shops of Kasane are within easy walking distance of the hotel.

One of the larger lodges, Chobe Safari Lodge provides value for money luxury in a very convenient and picturesque location.