Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-appointed spacious rooms, that offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. As we are the closest hotel to the beautiful Victoria Falls, the spray makes for a perfect backdrop during your stay.
Situated on the western edge of Chobe National park, Muchenje offers unique, prolific game experiences within this quieter region of the Chobe National Park. Muchenje Safari Lodge provides some of Botswana’s finest safari accommodation and combined with unparalleled safari experiences it is ideal for both discerning clientele and newcomers alike. Owner run, attention to detail is paramount with nothing being too much trouble at Muchenje Safari Lodge.
Muchenje is a 5 minutes drive from the Ngoma Gate of the Chobe National Park. Game Drives use this gate to enter and explore the Western side of the Chobe River. The drives explore the river road and woodland areas that are adjacent to the river, which host a myriad of species. The Chobe flood plains provide an important food source for thousands of animals during the winter (June – November) and witnessing this prolific wildlife is a safari goers dream!
Along with the immense diversity of species of plains game, is an impressive number of predators that also rely on this prolific game activity. Game Drives along the Chobe are rarely uneventful, and during our winter months is a wildlife extravaganza!
Hyena Pan is situated in a 200 000 hectare private conservancy, Khwai Private Reserve. It falls within the Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, and borders Moremi Game Reserve, the Khwai River and Chobe National Park.Overlooking the Hyena Pan, is in a forest of Cathedral Mopane just 12km north of the Khwai River, the theatre of animals passing through will amaze and delight you, all visible from a choice of viewpoints in camp. With one of the few permanent water holes in this area thanks to solar powered boreholes, and also its location as an elephant route between Savuti in the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, you see movement of elephant through the area constantly.
The new underground hide offers a spectacular new vantage point. Situated around Elephant’s Pool, about 20 minutes from camp, you have the chance to watch elephants, zebra, giraffe, wild dog and other wildlife as they come to cool off and rehydrate. This is a once in a lifetime experience and a photographers dream.The camp is rustic yet comfortable, its charming simplicity making it the perfect getaway into the wilderness.
Meno a Kwena is an understated rustic lodge perched on a clifftop overlooking the Boteti River and offering a diverse range of activities. The Lodge exudes old world, classic safari style. Each of the 10 tents has an enviable view of the Boteti River allowing guests to watch Southern Africa’s largest zebra and wildebeest migration concentrates at the river during the dry season. Meals are cooked over the camp fire and down time spent in the pool or loungers.
Guests can immerse themselves in the silence and solitude of the Makgadigadi salt pans with our sleep out (dry season only), watch the bustle of river-seeking herds from land or water, or oversee phenomenal wildlife sightings within the Park. The iconic local bushmen tribe bestow their knowledge of flora and fauna in a fascinating cultural exchange during walks from camp. With its easy access from Maun, this is a perfect camp for those on a self-drive itinerary, travelling with children or as part of a group.
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