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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We were filled with emotion as we were greeted in song by the amazing staff of Chobe Chilwero Lodge. The view through the entrance of the lodge to the Chobe River took my breath away. The lodge is almost like stepping into a settler home from days gone by with the sweeping verandah overlooking the Chobe River teeming with ellies,...

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, responded to this review

Dear Helly, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We're thrilled you enjoyed your pre-birthday celebrations at Chobe Chilwero. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

The rooms are more than fabulous. The guides amazing and the experience over the top. Are there drawbacks, of course. You are in the bush. You cannot be out after dark without an escort. It's wild animals after all. But to be within a few feet of a pride of lions. The elephants, amazing. the amenities over the top. In...

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your detailed review which will help other TripAdvisor users when researching the camp! We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Most of the other reviews that have been made about Chobe Chilwero are absolutely spot on. there are only 15 lodges here so not ever going to be that busy. This was the case when we visited only about 20 guests in total.the service was absolutely first class throughout the whole of the holiday. Because it is all inclusive you...

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Dear Ross, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We would be happy to welcome you back tomorrow and hope you can join us in one of our properties again soon! Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook,...

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We had previously stayed at two outstanding bush camps in Botswana before arriving at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. Upon arrival at the airport we were greeted by our driver and guide Ali and at that time we realised that a new benchmark for customer service was about to be experienced. As for all guests, we were welcomed to the lodge on...

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Dear Susan, We are delighted to have helped make your time in Botswana special and thank you for you lovely review - it is much appreciated! We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We...

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We were in Botswana from May 20 through 31st. We stayed at four Sanctuary camps this trip and all were excellent, with slight differences. We stayed at Chobe Chilwero third. We flew in from Chief’s on Mack Air. The timing and coordination was flawless. The rooms are large and includes an A/C unit. The large King bed includes an electric...

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Dear Mike, Thank you again for such a kind and detailed review! We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats) if you would like to follow...

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Reviewed 9 May 2015

My wife and I spent 3 glorious days and nights at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. As we departed, we both felt this was our best experience at any hotel/lodge ever. We were on a 4 week tour of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana and Chobe Chilwero was the last stop before we headed home. We definitely saved the best for last....

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Dear Ronald, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor - it's much appreciated! We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on...

Lewisburg
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero was the last stop of our three week experience in Africa and we were not disappointed. From the moment we pulled up in front to the serenade from the staff until the minute we left it just was one of the best experiences we have ever had. The individual lodge's were more than comfortable, the game drives...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time at Chobe Chilwero and will, of course, pass your comments on to the team. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 26 April 2015

2 outstanding nights at the lodge. Service excellence from all the staff, singing to welcome us and local dancers to entertain. Excellent food prepared by their superb chef. The game cruises were the highlight late afternoon. Luxury accommodation just the cherry on top of this top drawer game lodge. Look forward to coming back

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Dear Peter, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Chobe Chilwero and thank you for your kind comments. The team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day! It would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Great stay at Chobe Chilwero Lodge, 2 days was nearly too short. GREAT game, fantastic drives, good food and a very comfortable atmosphere. Lovely boutique in the hotel as well. Very friendly staff. Will come back !

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Dear Renee, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)...

Reviewed 29 March 2015

What an amazing stay in Botswana. After a rather dubious turn off the main road with no sign posts as to where we were going, we were a little concerned. No need to be what so ever! A beautiful welcome song by most of the staff gave us a lovely tingly feeling, I decided I already loved the place. Nothing...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’....

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush, with all of the facilities of a larger resort. The main area commands fabulous views over the Chobe River which borders Chobe National Park to the north. As well as the elephants for which the park is famous for, guests can relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for. Each of the 14 thatched guest cottages has two showers, one inside and one outside. The ensuite bathroom also has a large free-standing bath. After a day of game viewing, what better way to relax than in your own private garden with a cocktail? Or if the fancy takes you, why not have your gourmet dinner served right here under the African sky. Coffee stations are now available for guest use in the rooms. Our honeymoon suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero features a private plunge pool and deck area where guests will be able to enjoy private dinners for two under the stars (weather permitting) and special turn downs every night. Guests booking this room will automatically receive a private vehicle and guide for all game viewing activities. Coffee stations are now available for guest use in the rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Address: Bordering Chobe National Park, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Chobe National Park
Price Range: $1,975 - $3,912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“The lodges slightly away from the main building are quieter as you cannot hear the air-conditioning unit.”
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“The honeymoon suite has a private pool!!”
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jordioliva, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent and you are in the bush so they all have unique settings”
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“area very touristy, I felt like this was Disney version of Africa”
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