Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge to be set in the Zambezi National Park. This luxury tented lodge is situated on the banks of this mighty Zambezi River – so close to Victoria Falls one can see the spray in the distance. Uninterrupted panoramic views of African sunsets and exceptional wildlife viewing makes this uniquely located lodge the ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls as it combines the safari experience with one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations. Each tent has been tastefully decorated in earthy hues and offers a larger than king size bed, freestanding bath, comfortable sitting area, indoor and outdoor shower and a private viewing deck where one can sit and watch the hippos wallowing. Family tents also offer an additional tented room, with where children can sleep comfortably, allowing their parents a bit more privacy. Kids are important at Victoria Falls River Lodge, and children are invited to participate in local activities like grass weaving, bread-making and fishing. Qualified Field Guides also conduct special “kids tours” around the lodge, uncovering an amazing world of plants and wildlife – right on their doorsteps. Child minders may be arranged, ensuring that children are looked after while their parents have a little adult time. Victoria Falls offers a wide variety of awe-inspiring things to do and the team at Victoria Falls River Lodge will go out of their way to organize your activities and to make your stay as fun-filled as possible. Be it white water rafting, bungee jumping, gorge swinging, zip lining and helicopter flips over the Falls. If high-flying adventure isn’t your thing, canoeing and fishing trips along the Zambezi or horseback safaris in the National Park may also be arranged. If it’s a more cultural experience you are after, take a guided tour of the historic town or a shopping trip to the local market.
Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent lodge in the Chobe National Park. The park covers over 7,000 square miles of pristine wilderness, ranging from the verdant flood grassland and thickets beside the Chobe River, to forest, mopane woodland and scrub. Watch spectacular herds congregate to drink. The Elephant population, estimated to 30,000 is the largest single concentration in Africa. Game drives are conducted in open sided 4X4 vehicles ensuring maximum visibility, while game viewing on the Chobe River is conducted by small, shallow draft and highly maneuverable boats piloted by expert boatmen. Your resident professional guides offer slide shows, star gazing presentations, garden and river walks as well as walking safaris in the nearby Kasane forests. Throughout the lodge graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings create an atmosphere of cool tranquility. Each of the 46 rooms is tastefully furnished with hand crafted Rhodesian teak furniture and original African carvings and paintings on the walls. Facilities within the lodge include a well-stocked curio shop and wildlife reference library and a stylish Tshwene bar with full-sized Victorian pool tables overlooking the floodplains. The Boma (outdoor eating area enclosed by reed walls) is situated under large Mahogany trees on the banks of River. Like the rooms, the boma has been furnished in teak and leather. The Table d’Hote Restaurant offers a range of International and local dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, set in a tranquil garden where resident warthogs can often be found grazing.
Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area, on the eastern tongue of the Okavango Delta, and has been constructed on the same site as the previous Machaba camp. The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the tree of life. The Machaba tree abounds in the Okavango Delta and most African riverine forests. Machaba trees are renowned for their abundant fruit, which feed a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephant, baboons, bush buck, green pigeons and many more. The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, not forgetting the romantic outdoor showers. All the tents are situated on the ground and the pathways to the tents meander between the large riverine trees. All 10 luxury tents are situated in the beautiful riverine tree line on the Khwai River, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. From these tented verandas one can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp. The camp consists of 8 luxury twin tents and 2 luxury family tents. Machaba Camp is independently owned and run, and is currently headed up by Chris Kruger, previously from Wilderness Safaris Botswana. Chris brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in Botswana and across southern Africa, where he has been plying his trade for the last 30 years.