River View Lodge
Lodge style Affordable and comfortable
River View Lodge is an oasis of tranquillity, set on the banks of the Chobe River, offering a no frills, affordable stay. And sometimes that is just what you are looking for. No frills doesn’t mean you won’t receive dedicated attention or service though. Expect a very attentive staff; managers Shingi & Candy always go the extra mile for their guests. You will enjoy the clean and comfortable chalets and rooms, delicious, freshly homemade food, beautiful green surroundings to wander around and re-energize in, and a location close to the border of Zambia – ideal for a daytrip to Victoria Falls. And there is plenty to explore close to the lodge. Take a boat cruise, visit a local village or a crocodile farm, hop on a game drive, or drink sundowners at sunset. There won’t be much room in your schedule to be bored, so make sure you take some time to just walk through the well-maintained gardens and soak up the calming, lush greenery. Or reminisce about your encounter with one of the many elephants: Chobe is home to a spectacular elephant population, not to mention the abundance of other wildlife, including lion, leopard, giraffe, buffalo and hippos - Chobe is a destination you won’t want to miss. This river lodge provides your perfect safari home.
As you stroll through the lush surroundings, you will discover ten tastefully appointed en-suite rooms, chalets, and one spacious, fully equipped suite, all set amongst beautifully manicured gardens. Each is styled for great comfort and convenience: they all boast a spacious, comfortable bed, a private veranda for game viewing, a spacious en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. The suite also features a double bedroom, lounge, kitchen, and garden. If you are traveling with a larger group and are looking for even more comfort and space, River View Lodge also offers a private home on either a full service or self-catering basis. Stay with close friends or family in this home away from home and relax in the large open-plan living area or on the private veranda. The house also comes with an en suite double bedroom, additional guest lavatory and a garden. Would you enjoy some wildlife talk with other guests after an exciting safari day? Meet other enthusiasts in one of the charming central guest spaces, including a lounge, bar, dining area and pool. All the areas overlook the Chobe River and offer ideal places to unwind after a day of exploring the surrounds.
Activities at River View Lodge
Your Chobe experience is one that will stay with you forever. Spanning an impressive 11,000 square kilometres in northern Botswana, Chobe National Park has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. During your stay at River View Lodge you can pick from a wide variety of activities to discover this park, including game drives in Chobe National Park, game viewing boat cruises, day trips to Victoria Falls (guided or unguided), sundowner boat cruises, bird watching cruises and drives, photographic excursions, golfing trips or a cultural walking tour to a local village. Quite an impressive list! Don’t forget to book a treatment at the nearby Mowana Resort & Spa: surrender yourself to the experienced hands of the highly trained staff and enjoy a restorative treatment. The day ends with a yummy meal prepared by their in-house chefs, offering fresh, local cuisine. After gazing at the incredibly beautiful night sky, it is time to rest and wake up to yet another exciting safari day. Please note: all activities are at additional cost at River View Lodge and thus not included in the standard rate. The approximate cost for a three our game drive (Chobe National Park) or three hour boat cruise is approximately US$ 64 per person.
Tripadvisor comments River Lodge
The River View Lodge is a great, safe place to stay, especially for the price. They offer a breakfast and dinner buffet for an extra fee, but it is worth it. the Food is home cooked and delicious. The property is gated-in and along the Chobe river. Its location is central, close to town and close to the Chobe National Park gates for entrance in the morning. The staff was wonderful!Davuid O from the United States
Very nice setup. Great service. Friendly staff, helpful. Great view. Recommend the food at night. Relaxing, clean and friendly. The rooms are air-conditioned, beds are great for family's. Nice bar, safe and secure. Close to borders, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia.Andries M