A Detailed Guide To Chobe Safari Lodge: Everything You Need To Know.

The now restored luxury property boasts unrivalled architecture and interior design. Chobe Safari Lodge features elegant guest rooms, luxury tents, suites and a Presidential Cottage. The River Nile is the main focus from an architect’s perspective, and so all the rooms and luxury tents have balconies and terraces facing the magnificent sweeping views. Even the 3-tier swimming pool has panoramic views of the River Nile.

A Detailed Guide To Chobe Safari Lodge: Everything You Need To Know.

Chobe safari lodge is situated on the banks of River Nile the lodge was originally constructed in the 1950s following decades of being abandoned. The new trophy safari lodge now exudes elegance and energy once again after being renovated and reopened in 2012.

The interior juxtaposes the authenticity of a safari with modern touches in design and amenities.

The rooms

Standard room at chobe safari lodge

On entering these beautiful rooms you will feel like you will never ever leave. The rooms have luxurious bathrooms and shower, air conditioning, cozy comfortable king-size beds and a private balcony with magnificent views of the Nile.

Chobe safari lodge tent accommodation

We drive away from the rooms to go check out the tents that are situated right on the banks of the River Nile. amidst the wild animals like warthogs, hippos and elephants. These tents will make you wonder whether they are really tents, because they look like a house. “haha”. 

If you want a little more exclusivity and privacy the tents are just right for you. The interiors are more spacious and the furnishings are more suited to the safari experience. 

From the balconies one can experience unparalleled views of the wild animals and the sunset on the nile. 

“and by the way the hippo grazed as close as this right here mm-hmm yes close”

That's the big difference between the tents and the room.


Chobe Presidential cottage

presidential suite at chobe safari lodge

Our next stop is the presidential cottage situated on a private section of the property. There is a twin bedroom, a double bedroom and a large living room. One can relax on the balcony and terraces overlooking your own private Lagoon where buffaloes, hippos and elephants swim. Now that's presidential!

Walking through the cottage we come across a local board game referred to as “Omweso”. 

All good things come to an end, but to experience where Safari meets luxury you'll have to visit it for yourself.

What makes Chobe lodge the most luxurious and what sets it apart from the other lodges in Uganda.

“With a view like this, I don't think I have to say much”

 Apart from the stunning view;

Chobe lodge has nine categories of rooms, including a presidential, a honeymoon suite, standard seats, standard rooms, deluxe rooms, standard tents, deluxe tents and then a family cottage for those who like to stay together as a family.

That is just the beginning with a three tier swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym and air conditioned lavish tents.

 Chobe Lodge is truly the place where luxury meets Safari. The luxury is an exclusive comfort in all of these rooms and is accompanied by a stunning view of the Nile.

Activities at chobe safari lodge

There are quite a number of activities that people can do when they are staying at Chobe safari lodge. the Nile is the main focus of these activities and these include:

  • Fishing
  • Then the game drives. You can drive into the park. There are a lot of animals and with the time that the park was not operational, the number of animals increased, so we find that now there's more sightings than there used to be previously.
  • A boat ride. You can go on a boat ride on the Nile to the bottom of the falls. You can also ride to the top of the falls.
  • Nature walks. On your walk you can expect to see the Uganda kob, antelopes, giraffes, buffaloes, sometimes elephants. Murchison Falls National Park supports a remarkable 451 species of birds. Highlights include the rare yet famous Shoebill stork, Martial Eagle, the African Fish Eagle, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lark and Verraux’s Eagle Owl.
  • Bush breakfast. Proceeding ahead of the guests, the banqueting team is able to set up the tables with the necessary cutlery & crockery, chairs, umbrella canopy and the “bush kitchenette”, as well as a campfire, in time, at the bush breakfast site before the guests arrive. Upon arrival, the guests are welcomed with a glass of chilled, freshly squeezed passion juice. They are then led to the tables to enjoy their classic ‘out of the Africa’ bush breakfast. The chef will prepare any choice of eggs, as well as a choice of sausages, bacon, tomatoes, assorted juices, cereals, fruit platters, bread, assorted pastries, butter, marmalade, jam, honey, milk, coffee & tea.

What makes Chobe unique?

Basically the location is one of the things. Chobe occupies a very unique location in the Murchison falls national park, and is very easily accessible.

Getting to chobe

Chobe Safari Lodge is located in Murchison Falls National Park, North-Western Uganda, overlooking the Victoria Nile.

From Kampala it is 20 - 70 kilometers which is about roughly 3 and 1/2 hours depending on the traffic on the conditions of the road.

You can also fly in from Entebbe or Kajansi which is about one hour.  The airstrip is right on the premises, less than 100 meters from the reception.

Facilities at Chobe safari lodge

Chobe Health Club & Spa

The Chobe Health Club and Spa promises to be the perfect “après safari” world of relaxation and revitalization. Located at the top of the pool, the health club and spa offers guests a range of therapies to soothe and restore one’s karma after a long day out in Murchison Falls National Park.

The Gym.

gym at chobe safari lodge

There is also a fully-equipped gym with weights and cardio-vascular machines. Work out while overlooking the pool and the River Nile below! 

In 2011, this Gym was voted number five on CNN - "10 Gyms With The Most Amazing Views".

The swimming pool.

The swimming pool at Chobe Safari Lodge is the most unique of its kind. It features three separate tiers of the pool, giving you the choice of more privacy when you swim. Each tier boasts the same magnificent panoramic view of the River Nile on its journey from Karuma Falls to Murchison Falls. Sipping on a cocktail while watching the sunset over the Nile I honestly can't think of a better way to end my day.

Karuma Restaurant & Cuisine.

Chobe Safari Lodge offers an amazing dining experience with local and international specialties prepared by experienced chefs. There is also an area with traditional dancers to make the experience even more memorable. The terrace offers beautiful panoramic views of the River Nile and the bar next to the restaurant is perfect for finishing off the night.

The Business Center.

The Business Service Center is open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. It meets all the needs of the traveling business executive and includes 24-hour Internet access as well as printing facilities. Please ask at reception for Internet usage rates and other queries. – In house guests have free access to internet

Conference Facilities.

conference facilities at chobe lodge

Imagine your next conference miles away from the hustle and bustle of the claustrophobic city. Why not enjoy the peaceful surroundings and wide open spaces of Murchison Falls National Park? If you are planning a conference, Chobe Safari Lodge offers conference facilities guaranteed to make your meeting experience pleasurable and as comfortable as possible.

The Gift Shop.

Why not indulge in getting your loved ones a present from the pearl of Africa! The gift shop sells local East African crafts and souvenirs such as Guidebooks, clothing, and safari essentials. They accept all major forms of payment including VISA.


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To make a reservation at Chobe Safari Lodge


Marasa Central Reservations

Plot 96-98, 5TH Street Industrial Area

P.O. Box 22827




+256 312 260260

+256 312 260261

+256 414 255 992

Lodge Tel: +256 37 2259300

Reception Mobile Number: +256 752 485533

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