Elephant Valley Lodge

From: $470 p. p. n. sharing

Elephant Valley Lodge is situated in the Kasane Forest Reserve, which is located in between the Chobe National Park and the Matetsi wildlife conservancy, Botswana. This luxury lodge is positioned on a route that is favored by large herds of elephant. The Chobe region is in fact home to the largest population of elephants on the planet.

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The waterhole in front of the lodge is comes is a hive for animal activity: It is such an active waterhole that it has become the regular wildlife filming site for the Discovery Channel. The waterhole attracts animals such as buffalo, elephant, antelope, lion and even leopard.

The area is so abundant in wildlife that traversing the gravel road to the lodge is like a mini safari in itself. Sturdy acacia trees will open up in front of you, forming lush canopies that hide twenty luxury safari tents. Or, rather imagine a hotel room with the exterior of a tent. The lodgings are bright, spacious and extremely comfortable with cloud-like bedding you can sink into. The camp is encompassed with a non-intrusive perimeter fence to prevent larger creatures from sneaking up on you unannounced, so you can drift off to sleep with complete peace of mind. Children are welcome at the lodge, but children under the ages of 6 are not allowed on game drives.

There are well-worn animal paths that can be seen from the decks of your tent and the main areas, so expect a few sightings. At the main camp, you will find open guest spaces offering breathtaking views of the plains, comfy lounges, a dining area, and swimming pool just beckoning you to take a refreshing dip in the heat of the day. There is also a secluded hide close to the waterhole, which is a great place to quietly sit and observe the animals as they come down for a drink, especially in the early mornings and at dusk.

Accommodation

The 20 luxury tents at Elephant Valley Lodge: 12 Forest Tents and 8 Valley Tents.

All tents feature;

  • Twin beds
  • En suite bathroom
  • Mini safe
  • Fans
  • Private covered decks
  • Tea and coffee station

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Boma
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Curio Shop
  • Secluded hide for game viewing
  • Private game viewing hide next to the waterhole

Dining:

Meals are also served in the main area with the waterhole as a backdrop, but for that something extra special, you can dine under the starlit African sky in complete privacy. The cuisine is distinctly African, so you can expect lots of meaty dishes. The service is of the highest quality, and the father-and-son team adds just that extra personal touch by ensuring that your needs are met.

Activities:

A typical day at the lodge will start with a hearty breakfast, after which you will embark on your first game drive of the day. With two daily safaris included in your package, you will have ample time to explore the grounds or simply relax by the pool. Other safari excursions include;

  • Guided walks
  • Chobe River cruises
  • Night drives in the Lesoma valley

You are not only limited to wildlife excursions, as you are within an hour’s drive of one of the most spectacular sites in the world. The Victoria Falls will leave you awe-struck. There are numerous activities in and around the Falls. Devils Pool will test the mettle of any man, but take note; this is not for the faint hearted.

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