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Join this 4-day safari organized by Elephant Valley Lodge. Elephant Valley Lodge is surrounded by the peaceful wilderness of the African bush. The location lies in a unique position overlooking the Lesoma Valley in the Chobe District which is home to the largest population of African elephant in the world. From the comfort and tranquillity of the lodge, you can watch creatures great and small dropping by for a thirst-quenching drink at the lodge’s waterhole. Come and explore Botswana with Elephant Valley Lodge!
Elephant Valley Lodge has 12 ‘forest tents’ in the shady canopy of trees surrounding the swimming pool. One of these ‘forest tents’ is a family tent which includes a second bedroom with twin beds and a large bathroom with bath and shower. A further 8 ‘valley tents’ have views overlooking the valley and waterhole. All accommodation tents are spacious and comfortable with twin three-quarter beds which can be pushed together with a converter to make a double bed.
They all have en-suite shower, toilet and basins, plus tea and coffee making facilities, fan, electric blankets (in winter), hair dryer, and charging points. Each tent has a veranda with seating so that you can relax outside your room and enjoy the views and amazing bird-life.
There are two pools at Elephant Valley Lodge. One is a rim-flow pool overlooking the valley. This is the perfect spot to take a refreshing dip with a drink from the bar. You may find this pool is already being visited by a Chobe elephant who is also taking an evening drink. Meanwhile, another pool is in the lush forest area of the lodge providing a bigger area to swim and relax under the shade of mahogany trees.
Boat safaris along the Chobe River are a wonderful way to experience close encounters with an abundance of riverine birds and animals. The game viewing while cruising the Chobe River is epic. You can enjoy watching elephants playing in the river or going for a swim. Hippos can be viewed wallowing in the shallow waters or munching grass on the lush islands.
Giraffes and antelopes make their way to the water edge and sightings of predators along the river bank are common. A Chobe safari cruise is perfect for photography. Elephant Valley Lodge's small boat acts as a mobile hide that allows you to get close to the animals without disturbing them. This has enabled wildlife photographers to capture countless stunning images.
Game drives offer opportunities to see and photograph the stunning range and concentration of wildlife that the Chobe National Park is famous for. As you drive along the river bank looking for fresh tracks, Elephant Valley Lodge's experienced guides are able to interpret the bush signs and track the animals that left them. Being the first observers at a special sighting is very exciting.
The thrill of finding spoor and tracking game must be experienced to be appreciated. Impalas are everywhere and giraffes are commonly encountered. Elephants and herds of buffalo abound. Game viewing is a perfect way to spend your time in the peace and tranquillity of the late afternoon. You can enjoy a cacophony of night sounds including the eerie hyenas, jackals barking, and sometimes lion roaring in the valley as you drift off to sleep after an exhilarating day of game viewing at Elephant Valley Lodge.
Note: Your safari cruises and game drives will be held along the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.
Elephant Valley Lodge lies at Kasane Forest Reserve between the Chobe National Park in Botswana and the famous National Parks of Zimbabwe. It is a 20-minute drive through the forest reserve from Kasane Airport (BBK) to the Lodge and a 30-minute drive through Kazungula to Kasane Town. It is just 5 kilometers from the Kazungula border posts where Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia meet at a point in the middle of the great Zambezi River.
The animals and birds move freely in the valley between the game-rich conservation areas of the neighbouring Chobe Game Reserve and the National Parks of Zimbabwe. From the comfort and tranquillity of the lodge, you can watch creatures great and small, dropping by for a thirst-quenching drink at the lodge’s waterhole.
Freshly prepared meals are served in several locations and all of which overlook the waterhole which attracts an abundance of animals throughout the day and night. Breakfast is served at different times of the morning depending on the time of your morning activity. Lunch is buffet style and usually includes a variety of tempting salad dishes, choice of meats, and homemade bread. The lunch is also often served on the outside of the dining deck.
The ‘boma’ is a favourite location for evening meals with a welcoming campfire and close up views of a game by the waterhole made visible in the floodlight. Starters and desserts are plated and main courses may be plated or buffet-style on ‘braai’ nights. All meals are freshly prepared by Elephant Valley Lodge's cooks. During your safari activities, drinks will be provided.
Day trips to the Victoria Falls either in Zambia or Zimbabwe can easily be arranged during this safari.
Please arrive at Kasane Airport (BBK). Elephant Valley Lodge will pick you up there. This transfer is included in the price and for guests arriving or departing with scheduled flights or private charters only.