Chobe Water Villas – Botswana – Kasika Conservancy

Chobe Water Villas

Found in the remote region of Namibia’s Kasika Conservancy, Chobe Water Villas is a luxurious, boutique lodge that is located on the banks of the Chobe River and overlooking the famous Chobe National Park. It is in close proximity to the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, which provide borders to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.

Guests can only get to the lodge through the Kasane Immigration office, where they are then taken on a boat trip across to the lodge. Just on this quick trip, there are already numerous opportunities for wildlife viewing. Once at the lodge, guests will have the pleasure of looking over the famous Sedudu Island, which is flush with elephant, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and hundreds of different bird species.

Thatched main area of the lodge is shady and looks out over the garden. The deck and the infinity pool offer the best views to enjoy a cold drink, the classy cocktail lounge and bar area offer a different option. A private library offers many books for guests and there is also a cosy restaurant and fireside boma.

There is also 16 seater boardroom complete with large screen TV and internet for meetings.

Accommodation:

  • “Junior” Suites: 16 large suites that are built on wooden stilted platforms at the river’s edge that offer 180-degree views over the landscapes below. The bathroom has double vanity basins and a separate bath, shower and toilet. The open-plan bedroom and lounge offer amazing river views through floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors. Either an extra-length king-sized bed or 2 x three-quarter beds are found in the chalet. Air-conditioning, mosquito nets, hair-dryers, complimentary Wi-Fi, toiletries, tea/coffee station, stocked mini-bar and a dresser are standard. Front and back balconies give guests the options of two amazing views at both sunrise and sunset.

Facilities:

  • Complimentary Internet Wi-Fi in most Public Areas
  • Infinity pool
  • Conversation pits perched on the river bank with open fires
  • Pool deck with lounge, dining and sunbathing areas and conversation pits & open fires
  • Indoor/Outdoor dining
  • Indoor cocktail bar and lounge
  • Indoor library lounge
  • Activity & Adventure Desk
  • 16-seat photographic review Boardroom with large screen TV & 170+ Channel-TV
  • 24-hour laundry service

 

Activities:

  • Game Drives
  • River Safari
  • River & Sunset Cruise
  • Cultural & Sunset Boat Cruise
  • Cultural Village Tours
  • Fishing & Photographic Cruises

Winning & Dining

Chobe Water Villas is exclusively reserved for residents only and to ensure peace and privacy is not open to the general public. Facilities include:
Indoor Wining & Dining:
Under thatch and open to the gardens, the main lodge overlooks the infinity pool and pool deck and features an intimate 36 seat Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, a cosy Cocktail Bar & Lounge as well as the private Library Lounge with its complimentary all day tea & coffee Butler Station.
Outdoor Wining & Dining:
The pool deck with its Chobe River views features areas for Dining, Lounging, Sunbathing or Socializing around open fires. Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon High Tea, Sun-Downer Drinks and Dinner can be enjoyed outdoors. A special feature is the two river view conversation pits each with an open campfire.
Meals Served:
Breakfasts are a combination of cold dishes from a buffet and served hot dishes from the kitchen.
Lunches are alfresco hot & cold buffets presenting a fusion of African and Mediterranean dishes.
Dinners are 3-course plated and served candle-lit meals
Afternoon High Tea is a selection of teas and coffees served with cakes, scones, pastries and savoury snacks/sandwiches.

Activities

Apart from activities included in Room Rates, the following excursions can be reserved at the Lodge’s ADVENTURE & ACTIVITY DESK located in the Library Lounge. Subject to availability, the choice of four activities included in the daily Villa Rate (2 per night booked – see above) can be exchanged for A, B and C below or their value can be credited against D, E, F, G and H below. They are subject to a minimum of 2 persons per activity unless stated differently below:

HA

ACTIVITY RATE PER ADULT RATE PER CHILD REMARKS
A Cultural Tour: 3-hour Namibian village visit to Kasen Village at Kabulabula un the Caprivi US$ 37.00 US$ 29.00 A boat cruise along the Chobe River following the Namibian shoreline to this typical village built around an ancient Baobab tree. Includes Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.
B Cultural Tour: 3-hour Impalila Island Cultural Village Tour US$ 37.00 US$ 29.00 A boat cruise in the opposite direction towards the Zambezi River to this Namibian Island with a colourful and interesting history at a location where 4 countries meet – Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. Includes Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.
C Various 2-hour excursions by traditional “Mokoro” US$ 37.00 US$ 29.00 Hand-hewn wooden canoe – into the Chobe river pushbacks and waterways. Ideal for Bird watching – 460 species recorded in this area. Includes Soft Drinks and Bottled Water.
D Full day 6-hour tour by road to Victoria Falls US$ 185.00 US$ 140.00 Includes all transfers, tour of the Falls, Lunch at the Falls Restaurant within the Rain Forest and visit to the Craft Market. Excludes drinks at Lunch and Visa Fees. (minimum of 4 persons)
E Full day 6-hour luxury scenic flight and a full day tour to Victoria Falls by private charter. US$ 456.00 US$ 343.00 Includes scenic flights over the Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls – “Flight of the Angels” -, Lunch at the Falls Restaurant, visit the Craft Market, a tour of the Falls and scenic return flight along the Zambezi River and Airport Departure Taxes. Excludes drinks at Lunch and Visa Fees. (minimum of 4 persons)
F Specialized and tailored 3-hour Fishing charters US$ 37.00

(US$13.00 per hour thereafter)

US$ 29.00 Using custom designed fishing boats and guided by river/fishing professionals. Includes Soft Drinks, Bottled Water and Fishing Tackle. Lost/damaged tackle to be paid for (Maximum 3 passengers or Rods per boat)
G Specialized and tailored 3-hour Photographic River Safaris US$ 128.00 US$ 96.00 Using custom designed photographic boats guided by internationally renowned photographers. Includes loan Cameras, free 4GB card, Park Fees, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water. (Maximum 8 passengers per boat to a total of 16 in 2 Boats)
H Aminute scenic flight over Chobe National Park and the Chobe River. US$ 117.00 US$ 88.00 Total tour including all transfers is 90 minutes. Includes Transfers, Airport Departure Taxes and Bottled Water (Maximum 7 passengers)
I Star Gazing Evening Complimentary Complimentary At the Lodge conducted by one of our Game Guides

Rates

PER PERSON – Fully Inclusive US$
Luxury Single Villa US$ 1050.00
Luxury Double / Twin Villa US$ 843.00
PER CHILD (13 to 17 years, max of 2) sharing with 1 or 2 adults SINGLE US$ 633.00
PER CHILD (13 to 17 years, max of 2) sharing with 1 or 2 adults DOUBLE US$ 633.00
Pilot Room Single US$ 160.00
Pilot Room Double US$ 106.00

WATER VILLA FULLY INCLUSIVE RATES INCLUDE

  • 15% VAT + 1% Tourism Levy
  • Accommodation in luxury Water Villa
  • Breakfast, Lunch and 3-course Dinner
  • Afternoon High Tea & Coffee
  • All day complimentary Tea & Coffee Butler Station
  • All Beverages including a selection of Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits and Bottled Water
  • Stocked Mini-Bars in Villas
  • Return Road Transfers (5 minutes) to/from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Point
  • Return Boat Transfer (15 minutes) across Chobe River to/from Kasane Immigration (Botswana) and Kasika Immigration at Chobe Water Villas (Namibia)
  • IMPORTANT: Opening hours of Immigration Offices – Daily from 07:30 to 16:30
  • Free Wi-Fi access in all rooms and throughout Lodge’s public areas
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation. Guests should also ensure they have their own appropriate Medical Insurances in place.
  • Choice of two (am and/or pm) motorized activities including:
  • A. Morning 4 to 5 hour open 4×4 Game Drive Safari into Chobe National Park (08:00 – 12:00/13:00) including Park Fees, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or Rusks and Bottled Water
  • B. Morning 3 to 4 hour Chobe River Safari along the banks of the Chobe National Park (08:00 to 11:00/12:00) including Park Fees, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or Rusks and Bottled Water
  • C. Afternoon 3 hour Chobe River Safari along the banks of the Chobe National Park (15:30 to 18:30) including Park Fees, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Beers, Wines and Bottled Water
  • D. Afternoon 3 hour Boat Cruise on both Chobe and Zambezi Rivers including the historic Kasai Channel and Impalila Island along the shores of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia (15:30 to 18:30). Includes Snacks, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Beers, Wines and Bottled Water.

PILOT FULLY INCLUSIVE RATES INCLUDE

  • 15% VAT + 1% Tourism Levy
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Afternoon High Tea / Coffee
  • All beverages (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits and Bottled Water + Tea or coffee)
  • Arrival/Departure Airport Transfers to/from Kasane Airport
  • Arrival/Departure Boat Transfer
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Choice of two (am + pm) motorized activities if accompanying paying guests on the activity and subject
    to space available in vehicle or boat used.
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation. Guests should also ensure they have their own appropriate Medical Insurances
    in place