Chobe Game Lodge is a Mediterranean style lodge situated within the Chobe National Park. All 46 rooms have en suite facilities and overlook the Chobe River. There is a boma for outdoor dining, a lounge, library and swimming pool. Activities include game drives in open vehicles and game viewing by boat.
Chobe Lodge in Chobe National Park was our firs t stop and was comparable to a 4 star hotel, with food to match, much more luxurious than we had anticipated.
Meals were especially wonderful at Savute. Outside dining was adjacent to a river and a water hole, so we dined with elephants, kudo, and impala. The food on safari was another surprise. Excellent buffetsserved similar to a cruise ship, 5 -6 meals daily and all beverages (including wine and liquor) provided at no charge.
Moremi, our third stop, was even more rustic. The bathroom was just outside our platform tent, with a separate entrance. Nice enough, but not luxurious. I goofed at Moremi…… I moved the cookie jar (with wonderful shortbread cookies) out of the closet and near the window, next to the supplied teas, coffees and hot chocolate. Well, there went that! A baboon broke through the screen (where the windows should have been) and escaped with the cookie jar. Management was kind enough to replace the cookies… damn, they were good.
At Okavango, we were treated to a special dinner. The daily dinners were wonderful…. Lavishly set tables with more dishes and flatware than one c an imagine, 6 or 7 courses with choice of entrée. Food was varied and included traditional American dishes and African specialties. And we were fed often ….. Continental breakfast, game drive snack, brunch, second game drive snack, cocktail hour snack s, dinner. But, on our last night at Okavango, we did not receive the regular dinner. A very romantic table next to the pool was set up for us with lighted candles and chilled champagne. We ate the same food that everyone else had eaten, but it was a private dinner, royally served. It was our last night on safari, and the special dinner was our send off. Because the mainstay of safaris are couples, I'm guessing that "Desert and Delta" provide this last night service regularly, assuming that some couple s are celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons, etc… It's a very nice touch and a pleasant end of safari memory.Read More