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ELEPHANT VALLEY LODGE

Elephant Valley Lodge is surrounded by the peaceful wilderness of the African bush.  It 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.  The animals and birds move freely in the valley between the game-rich conservation areas of the neighboring Chobe Game Reserve and the National Parks of Zimbabwe.

From the comfort and tranquility of the lodge you can watch creatures great and small, dropping by for a thirst-quenching drink at the Lodge’s waterhole. At Elephant Valley Lodge guests will enjoy activities including daily 4 x 4 game viewing safaris and boat cruises along the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.  Day trips to the Victoria Falls either in Zambia or Zimbabwe can easily be arranged.

The 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 water hole.

All 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), hairdryer and charging points.  They each have a veranda with seating so that you can relax outside your room and enjoy the views and amazing bird life.

Sturdy acacia trees form large canopies of shade over the main communal areas and forest tents. The new rim-flow pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and relaxation on the sun loungers. The waterhole attracts a wide variety of game, particularly elephant, but also giraffe, buffalo, antelope such as waterbuck and kudu, warthogs, honey badgers, jackal, mongoose, predators including leopard, lion, hyena, wild dogs and many more species.

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.

Activities include daily safaris and boat cruises into the Chobe National Park. The unique lodge location provides guests with game viewing opportunities throughout the day and night. Morning boat cruises along the Chobe River will give guests close encounters with the elephants going for a morning drink, and afternoon game drive will let guests experience all the other sights and sounds in both the Chobe and Kasane Forest Reserve.

AT A GLANCE:

  • Rooms – 11 Forest Tents, 1 Family Forest Tent and 8 Valley Tents
  • Child Policy – All ages accepted
  • Spa – No
  • Malaria Area – Low risk
  • Conference – No
  • Big 5 Area – No
  • Location – Chobe – Botswana
  • Drive Time – 20 minutes from Kasane Airport

THEIR SOCIAL HANDLES:

Dining venue

A traditional out-door ‘boma’ serves meals and a game viewing platform brings you closer to the valley’s wildlife. An attractive open lounge with bar and upper viewing deck is connected to the dining areas. 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 home-made bread, and is often served on the outside dining deck. The ‘boma’ is a favorite location for evening meals, with a welcoming campfire. Starters and desserts are plated and main courses may be plated or buffet-style on ‘braai’ nights. All these facilities have magnificent views overlooking the valley and waterhole. Bush dinner venue can also be arranged on request.

Activities

Activities include daily safaris and boat cruises into the Chobe National Park. The unique lodge location provides guests with game viewing opportunities throughout the day and night. Morning boat cruises along the Chobe River will give guests close encounters with the elephants going for a morning drink, and afternoon game drive will let guests experience all the other sights and sounds in both the Chobe and Kasane Forest Reserve.