chobe marina lodge

Situated on the banks of the Chobe River within the town and local community of Kasane, the lodge is a mere five-minute drive from Kasane International Airport and right at the gateway of the famous Chobe National Park.

Chobe Marina Lodge gives you an authentic African experience. You will be wowed by wildlife and the welcoming Botswana hospitality. Let our locals teach you the art of basket weaving, enjoy village walks and mesmerising boma dinner dances that bring you closer to Botswana’s culture and traditions. This exquisite property is positioned to cater for the adventurous traveller or the more discerning guest and with its diverse accommodation offering is able to welcome leisure travellers and groups alike. Whether it’s a game drive or boat cruise into the Chobe National Park, a sunset cruise, wellness treatment, fishing, or simply relaxing by the pool, guests will enjoy the hospitality, cuisine and setting that Chobe Marina Lodge has to offer.

You can start your day with a sunrise safari with a stop for tea and coffee. Discuss your sightings around a big breakfast back at the lodge. Laze by the pool before lunch, a spa treatment, and a sundowner safari cruise along the river. Then, after a long day of adventuring, come wine and dine with us as we serve you the very best cuisine Chobe has to offer.

Every second at Chobe Marina Lodge is like a sensory waterfall. From the moment the sun rises, washing the Chobe River in gold, to when it bleeds into the horizon again. Curled up in Mother Nature’s lap, each day is full-circle perfection.

AT A GLANCE:

  • Rooms30 Standard Suites, 30 Standard Studios, 6 Honeymoon Suites
  • Child Policy – All ages accepted
  • Spa – Yes
  • Malaria Area – Low risk
  • Conference – Yes
  • Big 5 Area – No
  • Location – Chobe – Botswana
  • Drive Time – 5 minutes from Kasane International Airport

THEIR SOCIAL HANDLES:

DINING & BAR VENUES

Enjoy local cuisine from dusk till dawn from our two indoor buffet-style family-friendly restaurants and boma venue overlooking the Chobe River. Making use of only locally produced ingredients, each meal is prepared with heart by our experienced chef and his passionate team.

Commissioners restaurant is slightly upmarket – positioned on the top floor with unforgettable views. Swap out your khakis for some dress shoes and indulge in a dining experience as you watch the sun sets on the African plains.

Riverside restaurant situated on the upper deck, our world-class offers the richest flavours of Kasane through a selection of à la carte dishes.

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Boma & Lounge Space – the ultimate outdoor relaxing experience:

The brand new boma and lounge area has become the ideal place to put your feet up and relax whilst watching the world float by.

Another amazing experience while immersing into the wild-African environment is to dine on our raft. Enjoy local cuisine and craft beer (craft on the raft) whilst floating on along the Chobe River with your surrounding ‘décor’ as rippling waters, verdant landscapes, and unforgettable sunsets.

Enjoy mesmerizing traditional dances that bring you closer to Botswana’s culture and traditions, followed by stargazing and toasting marshmallows next to a cozy campfire.

All that is now required of you is to sit back and soak in the magnificent views and sunsets and choose from our wide selection of drinks and bites that you can order from our terrace menu. The Riverside bar has been designed to ensure breath taking panoramic views of the Chobe River, or our Poolside bar completes our pool area as the perfect place to lounge. The fresh aesthetic paired with the double-sided bar counter ensures a casual and interactive space. Your first drink here will become the taste of your Botswana safari memories.

CONFERENCE

Our Botswana conference venue is equipped to make your business trip a success, no matter the agenda. With spectacular views overlooking the Chobe River and into the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, your team and business partners are bound to be inspired and ready to make magic happen. We help you host your meetings in style with our professional staff, ready to meet your specific requirements. 

This 100-seater venue is ideal for product launches, meetings, and business travel in general. We also have 2×15-seater boardroom or breakaway rooms to choose from.

With wifi available throughout the lodge and the ability to charge your equipment while enjoying a drink at our Riverside and Pool bars – the perfect balance between work & play awaits you.

The conference venue also includes business facilities such as:

  • Screens
  • Flipcharts
  • CD players
  • Speakers
  • Lecterns
  • Laser pointer
  • Overhead projector
  • Video data projector
  • Television and VCR
  • Photocopying service
  • Whiteboards and markers
  • Public addresses systems
KWA MANINGI SPA

Once you’ve checked a few safari activities off your to-do list, you’ll be ‘aching’ for a place to relax and ease some tension. Find your slice of heaven on earth at our Kwa Mangini Spa, offering a wide range of restorative treatments and beauty therapy to revive your mind, body, and spirit. 

Activities

From the moment the sun rises, washing the Chobe River in gold, to when it bleeds into the horizon again, and the sky transforms into a tapestry of stars, you design your own safari experience. You decide what you want to do and when, while our network of locals guide you through a journey of their world.

  • Game drive – 3 hours: AM inclusive of teas & coffees with homemade pastries, water & soft drink, PM inclusive of water, soft drinks, local beer, wine, gin & tonic & dry snacks.
  • Luxury boat river cruise – 3 hours: river cruise inclusive of hot snacks with a full bar service on board & drinks included.
  • Full day game activity (Game drive & Boat cruise in a day) with picnic lunch (minimum 4 pax) – 7 hours: inclusive of picnic lunch in the park with local beer, wine, Gin & Tonic & soft drinks Excluding park fees.
  • Village Tour (Ngoma Village Tour & Canoe Trip) – 6 hours: inclusive of road transfer to/ from Ngoma Village tour of the village, canoe trip in a mokoro, packed lunch with a soft drink and water.
  • Balloon Safari over the Chobe River (Seasonal: May – September) – entire experience takes approx. 6 hours from pick up to drop off (1 hour flight): inclusive of transfers, 1hr flight, champagne on landing, breakfast at camp Kazuma and Insurance. ( Please note – no balloon safaris will be undertaken in this region in 2022)
CURIO

The curio shop, adjacent to the Riverside Bar, designed and curated by local artisans and craftsmen. Enjoy a diverse selection of handpicked arts and crafts from the surrounding areas. This is the ideal spot to shop for the ultimate ‘out of Africa’ gifts for loved ones or yourself.