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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush, where guests can enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise on the Chobe River or unwind with a pampering session in the spa.

Property Location
When you stay at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero in Kasane, you'll be on a river and convenient to Kazungula Crocodile Farm. This 4-star lodge is within the vicinity of Impalila Pier and Mowana Golf Course.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 15 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars (stocked with some free items) and minibars. Rooms have private furnished patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Detached private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Encounter the local wildlife with a safari, then enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Dining
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).

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    Internal Flights Low High Peak
    6 Jan -31 March 2017 1 Apr -14 June & 1 Nov-20 Dec 2017 15-30 June & 1 Sep-31 Oct 2017 1 Juli-31 Aug & 25 Dec -5 Jan 2017
    Maun Airport to Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip Per person, one way USD 170 USD 185 USD 185 USD 185
    Stanley’s | Baines airstrip to Maun Airport USD 150 USD 170 USD 165 USD 165
    Maun Airport to Chief’s airstrip USD 220 USD 240 USD 240 USD 240
    Chief’s airstrip to Maun Airport USD 200 USD 225 USD 220 USD 220
    Maun Airport to Kasane Airport USD 420 USD 440 USD 425 USD 425
    Chief’s airstrip to Kasane Airport USD 400 USD 425 USD 410 USD 410
    Kasane Airport to Chief’s airstrip USD 420 USD 440 USD 425 USD 425
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Chief’s airstrip USD 200 USD 225 USD 220 USD 220
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Kasane Airport USD 400 USD 425 USD 410 USD 410
    Kasane Airport to Stanley’s | Baines airstrip USD 420 USD 440 USD 425 USD 425
    Kasane Airport to Livingstone Airport
    (Including Kasane departure tax)
    Per person,one way
    (minimum 2 people)
    USD 370 USD 370 USD 370 USD 370
    Livingstone Airport to Kasane Airport
    (Excluding Livingstone departure tax)
    USD 335 USD 335 USD 335 USD 335

    Please note:
    • The rates are valid from 01 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
    • Intercamp flights are quoted on a ‘seat in aircraft’ basis inclusive of meet and greet service on arrival and airport tax on departure from Maun and Kasane Airports.
    • Intercamp flights and road transfers can only be carried out during daylight hours and are subject to weather conditions.
    • The timing and duration of flights and transfers may differ considerably depending on factors beyond the control of Sanctuary Retreats and operators involved.
    • Early departures from lodges may be necessary to accommodate intercamp flight schedules.
    • Luggage on intercamp flights is restricted to 20kgs per person in soft side bags.
    • Walking with Elephants activity has a minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 10 guests; is subject to availability; minimum age is 9 years.
    • Elephants are on leave between 15 January - 15 February on an annual basis.

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06 Jan 2017 to 14 Jun 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 560 USD 450 USD 390 USD 335
Single Rate USD 560 USD 450 USD 390 USD 335
3rd Adult Sharing USD 420 USD 335 USD 295 USD 250
Child rate** USD 280 USD 225 USD 195 USD 170
15 Jun 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 940 USD 850 USD 755 USD 660
Single Rate USD 1 415 USD 1 270 USD 1 130 USD 990
3rd Adult Sharing USD 800 USD 720 USD 640 USD 560
Child rate** USD 470 USD 425 USD 375 USD 330
01 Nov  2017 to 20 Dec 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 560 USD 450 USD 390 USD 335
Single Rate USD 560 USD 450 USD 390 USD 335
3rd Adult Sharing USD 420 USD 335 USD 295 USD 250
Child rate** USD 280 USD 220 USD 195 USD 170
21 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 5-7 nightsnights 8+ ni8+ nights ghts
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 940 USD 850 USD 755 USD 660
Single Rate USD 1 415 USD 1 270 USD 1 130 USD 990
3rd Adult Sharing USD 800 USD 720 USD 640 USD 560
Child rate** USD 470 USD 425 USD 375 USD 330
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (Honeymoon Suite)
06 Jan 2017 to 14 Jun 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 705 USD 565 USD 490 USD 420
Single Rate USD 880 USD 705 USD 615 USD 530
3rd Adult Sharing USD 530 USD 420 USD 370 USD 315
Child rate** USD 350 USD 280 USD 245 USD 210
15 Jun 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 130 USD 1 020 USD 905 USD 790
Single Rate USD 2 265 USD 2 040 USD 1 810 USD 1 585
3rd Adult Sharing USD 960 USD 865 USD 770 USD 675
Child rate** USD 565 USD 510 USD 245 USD 395
01 Nov  2017 to 20 Dec 2017 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 nights 8+ nights 
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 705 USD 565 USD 490 USD 420
Single Rate USD 880 USD 705 USD 615 USD 530
3rd Adult Sharing USD 530 USD 420 USD 370 USD 315
Child rate** USD 350 USD 280 USD 245 USD 210
21 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018 1-2 nights 3-4 nights 5-7 5-7 nightsnights 8+ ni8+ nights ghts
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 130 USD 1 020 USD 905 USD 790
Single Rate USD 2 265 USD 2 040 USD 1 810 USD 1 585
3rd Adult Sharing USD 960 USD 865 USD 770 USD 675
Child rate** USD 565 USD 510 USD 245 USD 395
Rates are per person per night in US$
Longer duration pricing is valid for single & multi-camp stays

Rates are in US$ per person per night and include VAT, all meals, all game viewing activities (with the exception of Walking with Elephants activity at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp & Sanctuary Baines’ Camp), park fees, laundry services, emergency medical evacuation, all beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic with the exception of champagne and premium brands), airstrip transfers and return airport transfers (Kasane Airport to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero).

Rates exclude
travel insurance, boutique purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne and premium brand drinks, landing fees, internal flights, and road transfers to and from other lodges or camps. Rates are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice anytime at the sole discretion of Sanctuary Retreats. All bookings are subject to the Sanctuary Retreats trading terms and conditions.

Accommodation Information
Triples are subject to availability at time of confirming a booking. The following are the maximum number of triple rooms/tents available per night in each camp or lodge:
Sanctuary  Chobe Chilwero Camp - 2 triple rooms per night

There is one guide room at each Sanctuary Retreats lodge or camp which can be booked at a rate of $180 per night, subject to availability.

Long Stay Rates
Long stay rates depend on duration of total stay and season of travel. The total stay can be in one lodge or camp only, or be made up of shorter stays in two or more Sanctuary Retreats camps or lodges anywhere in Africa together. Stays in more than one camp or lodge do not need to be consecutive, but must belong to one itinerary. For example, if booking a total of 6 nights with Sanctuary Retreats in 3 different camps with 2 nights in each camp, use the ‘5 – 7 nights’ rates for each of the camps.

Single Occupancy

There is no supplement for single occupancy of rooms/tents in low season (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite and Geoffrey Kent Mini Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp and the Honeymoon Suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero). All single occupancy bookings in high and peak season are charged at the single rates listed.

Children Policy
Children aged 6 and over are welcome at Sanctuary Baines’ Camp and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. Children of all ages are welcome at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero and Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp. Children aged 15 and younger are required to share with an adult. A private vehicle must be booked for game drives including children aged 5 and under. Children 15 years and younger are not permitted on walking safaris.

Child Rates

Children aged 2 and younger stay free of charge at any time. One child aged 3 - 15 inclusive stays free of charge in low season when sharing with 2 adults (4 adults in Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite), subject to availability of a triple room/tent. A second child aged 3 – 15 inclusive staying with 4 adults in the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite pays child rate in low season. One or two children sharing with one adult in low season pay the child rate (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite). One child aged 3 – 15 inclusive pays the child rate when sharing with 2 adults in high and peak season (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite), subject to availability of a triple room/tent. One or two children aged 3 – 15 inclusive pay child rate when sharing with 4 adults in the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite in high and peak season. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare.

Cancellation Terms
All cancellations should be made in writing and cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking.
  • Cancellations received from date of booking to 61 days prior to arrival incur a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received from 60 days to 31 days prior to arrival incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received from 30 days prior to the booked date of arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Additional fees may apply for cancellation of airline tickets and other services which will be advised as soon as possible after receipt of the written cancellation. Special cancellation terms may be applicable for group bookings or exclusive use of a lodge or camp and will be advised at time of booking

PLEASE NOTE

  • All charges for flights, transfers and activities may fluctuate and are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking.
  • Inter-camp flights are quoted on a ‘seat in aircraft’ basis inclusive of meet and greet service on arrival and airport tax on departure from Maun and Kasane Airports.
  • Inter-camp flights and road transfers can only be carried out during daylight hours and are subject to weather conditions
  • Early departures from lodges may be necessary to accommodate inter-camp flight schedules.
  • Luggage on inter-camp flights is restricted to 20kgs per person in soft side bags.
  • Walking with Elephants activity has a maximum of 10 guests and is subject to availability; minimum age is 9 years.
  • Elephants are on leave between 15 January - 15 February on an annual basis.

ABOUT THE LODGE

  • Activities SUNDOWER CRUISE : The best way to end a day of safari here is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of our specially designed riverboats. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas - antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps - are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.

    Chobe Chilwero Game Drives

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  • Safaris

    Safaris

    BOTSWANA AND VICTORIA FALLS : 8 night safari: Experience the magic of the Okavango Delta and the wildlife that frequents it as well the huge elephant population of the Chobe, finishing with the magnificent Victoria Falls.

    Botswana and Victoria Falls

    HEART OF THE ELEPHANT :5 night safari: Always dreamed of getting up close to elephants? Now you can with this itinerary that combines our unique elephant interaction in the Okavango Delta with Chobe National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.

    Heart of the Elephant

    HEART OF DELTA :5 night safari: The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, supports a rich and colourful wildlife just waiting to be explored. Combine two of our Delta camps with this itinerary.

    Heart of the Delta

    HIGHLIGHTS OF BOTSWANA : 6 night safari: This safari package includes stays at two tented camps in private concessions in the Okavango Delta, as well as a luxury lodge in Chobe with a full spa.

    Highlights of Botswana

    BEST OF THREE RIVERS : 7 night safari: Tranquil or wild and untamed? These majestic rivers in Botswana and Zambia offer incredible scenery along with the wildlife that frequent them

    Best of the Three Rivers

  • Hotel Facilities

    Hotel Facilities

    • Air conditioning
    • Bathrobes
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Check-in time ends at (8 PM)
    • Check-in time starts at (noon)
    • Check-out time is (10 AM)
    • Climate control
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cribs/infant beds available
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Deep soaking bathtub
    • Designated smoking areas
    • Desk
    • Fireplace in lobby
    • Free airport transportation
    • Free bottled water
    • Free breakfast
    • Free toiletries
    • Free WiFi
    • Full-service spa
    • Furnished patio
    • Garden
    • Gift shops or newsstand
    • Hair dryer
    • In-room safe
    • Laundry facilities
    • Library
    • Minibar
    • Minibar (stocked, some free items)
    • No rollaway/extra beds available
    • Outdoor pool
    • Pets not allowed
    • PhonePool sun loungers
    • Pool umbrellas
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Premium bedding
    • Private bathroom (not in room)
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Separate bathtub and shower
    • Slippers
    • Spa services on site
    • Terrace
    • Total number of rooms - (15)
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Turndown service
    • Year Built (2001)
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