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chobe bakwena lodge

chobe bakwena lodge

Chobe Bakwena Lodge is an eco-luxury retreat on the banks of the Chobe River, near the village of Kazangula. Bakwena, meaning 'people of the crocodile', are the largest tribe in Botswana.

Botswana is safari country and Bakwena is ideally positioned, 1.5 kms upstream from the meeting place of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. The lodge is close to the Chobe National Park and forest reserve, 90 kms from Victoria Falls and Livingstone, 300 kms west of the Okavango Delta and lies due north of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

The personal touch of the owners, Adam and Jen, is apparent throughout, from the hand-selected furniture to the food served at meal times, where simple African-fusion dishes inspired by traditional Setswana cuisine are offered.

Chobe Bakwena Lodge strives to be as eco-friendly as possible. Chalets are built using the ecobeam method, utilizing a pole structure and sandbag infill, a method which has been used around the world and has many distinct advantages. Materials and furniture used are locally sourced and upcycled and solar energy, recycling and composting are high priorities at Bakwena.

On the banks of the Chobe River, close to the Chobe National Park.
Tasty food is served in the dining room or alfresco, and you can quench your thirst in the Rain Tree Bar. The rim-flow swimming pool and main area with its lounge, restaurant and bar overlooking the river provides a relaxed and easy going atmosphere in which to unwind. Activities offered include game drives in the Chobe National Park, river cruises on the Chobe River, fishing trips, bird watching, nature walks, cultural tours and visits to Impalila Island.


There are 10 rondavel style chalets, two of which are family units, all situated under the shady canopy of Acacia trees. Each chalet site has been selected for its river view and is surrounded by indigenous riverine bush.Built around both ecological and traditional African principles, the chalets each have a raised deck overlooking the river and built-in daybeds offering ample opportunity to absorb the changing moods of the Chobe. All chalets have an interior bathroom opening onto an outside garden with an outside shower.

Board Basis

  • All meals
  • Local drinks
  • 3 activities (game drive or boat cruise including park fees) per day
  • Kasane airport transfers

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Dining setup Dining setup
Bedroom Bedroom
Boma and deck Boma and deck
Campfire at sunset Campfire at sunset
Main area Main area
Main area at night Main area at night
Pool Pool
Private dinner Private dinner
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