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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We travelled with friends from California who were on their first ever visit to Africa. Chobe Chilwero did not disappoint! The accommodation was roomy and comfortable with lovely views over the lawn and down to the river where we could see elephants, hippos and water buffalo from the start. We kept our own guide, Kebby, for our entire visit and...

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

Dear Trish, 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)...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2015

My wife and I spent 3 nights here in early February and we have no intention of ever forgetting them. It was a highlight of many years travelling. The staff were so friendly and the service was excellent. The food was delicious and the accommodation first rate. We were there in the 'low season' yet the game viewing was fantastic....

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Dear Guests, 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)...

Atkinson, NH, USA
Reviewed 24 February 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here. From the moment of arrival until our checkout, we were constantly spoiled. The room was fabulous and the staff were the best. The food was also much better than I was expecting, and we were constantly being offered more food and beverages. We saw so many animals on the game drives...

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

Dear Guests, 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)...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2015

From the time we arrived we couldn't have been looked after better. Accommodation very comfortable, food yummy and staff excellent. We saw many animals only because of our drivers professional experience….he was great. We had a wonderful few days at Chobe.

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Dear Guest, 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)...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The rooms are old and the entire place is not well kept, the paths to the room are terrible, never a gardener take care of this place. The food is extremely bad, but you know you didn't travel there for fine dining or good service. So, it's more expensive then the Phinda in ZA, and there is no reason for...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are very sorry to hear that you had some issues during your stay. We have noted your comments about the rooms and we are currently planning a refurbishment of parts of the property and we trust this will take care of the problem. We apologise...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2015

It was a delight to be in Botswana. The Lodge is elegant . The chef produced amazing fare and all the staff were superb. Game drives were thorough and very enjoyable. My wife fell ill and was very well taken of by staff and the local doctor.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Location: The lode is located close (5 minutes drive) to the Chobe National Park. In the midst of nature, very quiet with nice views of the Chobe River. Chobe National Park: The Park is known for his large number of Elephants. And yes you will definitely see many of them. I had the chance to see around 200 Elephants at...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are very sorry to hear that you had some issues during your stay. Please see our feedback below. Lodge: As you know, December is part of our rainy season in Botswana, keeping this in mind – the lodge is situated in the Chobe Forest Reserve...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 December 2014

If I could give this place more than five stars, I would! We had an amazing time at Chobe Chilwero. The staff was extremely attentive to all of our needs. The villas were spacious and clean. We loved being in bed watching the birds and animals wondering in front of our villa. The food was excellent. We were there during...

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Dear Guest, Great to hear we enjoyed you 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)...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 December 2014

We were blown away by this absolutely amazing game lodge. Each and every staff member was so friendly and professional. They took great care with warmth and sincerity. The hotel rooms are individual luxurious chalets right in the middle of the jungle, so much so that you need a staff escort to leave your room after sunset. The package includes...

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Reviewed 14 November 2014

Enjoyed 3 wonderful days at Choebe Chilwero in August. Everything during our stay matched my expectations. From the moment we arrived when we were welcomed by Henri and introduced to other staff, We enjoyed every minute. Our day began with a wake up call at 6.30 am with tea/coffee and breakfast was at 7am . Our game drive started at...

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Dear Guest, We are thrilled to hear that we lived up to your expectations and thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. The Chobe Chilwero team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back again. Would be great if you could eep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by...

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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: $1,765 - $3,939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Honeymoon suite offers private plunge pool and plenty of privacy.”
luggageliza, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The honeymoon suite has a private pool!!”
  • Main bedroom
jordioliva, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent and you are in the bush so they all have unique settings”
  • Lions on a sunset game drive at Chobe
garethf962, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“area very touristy, I felt like this was Disney version of Africa”
gregjer1234, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“try to get a room next to reception so you have a view of the Chobe River”
cailebotte, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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