Chobe Chilwero

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe Chilwero

One of Chobe's most impressive lodges, Chobe Chilwero occupies a terrific location at the top of a high hill overlooking the Chobe River. Accommodation is in comfortable stone bungalows rather than safari tents.

The Setswana word 'chilwero' roughly translates into English as 'elevated view'. It's a fitting name for Chobe Chilwero, which boasts a tremendous location on a high hill overlooking the Chobe River and its floodplains, the view extending as far as Namibia.

As well as a wonderful view, Chobe Chilwero's remote hilltop location allows for a level of privacy that isn't always available in the busier areas of Chobe.

Chobe Chilwero is very much a safari lodge, and not a traditional bush camp. Accommodation is in stone and thatch bungalows, while the facilities include pool, spa, and a central complex housing lounge, bar, restaurant and an internet centre. Chobe Chilwero puts a premium on comfort, and is ideal for those wishing to enjoy a leisurely safari, if not exactly a back-to-nature wild bush experience!


Chobe Chilwero offers 15 stone bungalows: nine twins and six kings. The cottages are air-conditioned, spacious and generously furnished. Bathrooms feature both bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers. There is a small private garden with a hammock at the back of each bungalow.


Meals are usually served outdoors on the lawn to take advantage of the view, though there is an indoor dining area. The meals are generous: full-English breakfasts, three-course lunches and varied dinner menus accompanied by a good selection of wines.


- Lounge and bar
- Wine cellar
- Swimming pool
- Library
- Internet access


- Game drives
- Boat safaris and sundowner cruises
- Fishing
- Day trips to Victoria Falls

Child Policy

There is no age restriction for children at Chobe Chilwero. However, children 5 years and under are not allowed on safari activities unless sole vehicle use is requested (usually at an additional cost).