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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 FlightsLowHigh
    6 Jan -31 March 20181 Apr -14 June & 1 Nov-20 Dec 201815 Jun -31 Oct & 21 Dec - 6 Jan 2019
    Maun Airport to Stanley’s | Baines’ airstripPer person, one wayUSD 170USD 185USD 190
    Stanley’s | Baines airstrip to Maun AirportUSD 150USD 170USD 175
    Maun Airport to Chief’s airstripUSD 215USD 240USD 245
    Chief’s airstrip to Maun AirportUSD 200USD 220USD 230
    Maun Airport to Kasane AirportUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Chief’s airstrip to Kasane AirportUSD 400USD 420USD 430
    Kasane Airport to Chief’s airstripUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Chief’s airstripUSD 200USD 220USD 230
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Kasane AirportUSD 400USD 420USD 430
    Kasane Airport to Stanley’s | Baines airstripUSD 415USD 440USD 445
    Kasane Airport to Livingstone Airport
    (Including Kasane departure tax)
    Per person,one way
    (minimum 2 people)
    USD 390USD 390USD 390
    Livingstone Airport to Kasane Airport
    (Excluding Livingstone departure tax)
    USD 390USD 390USD 390

     

    Road Transfer Prices
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 75
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 305
    Livingstone to Kasane AirportPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Livingstone to Kasane Airport (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & ChumaPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 85
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & Chuma (private transfer)Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Kazangula ferry crossingPer person, one way (minimum 2 people)USD 20

    ActivitiesPrices
    LowHigh/Peak
    6 January -
    31 March 2018
    1 April - 14 June/
    1 November -
    20 December 2018
    15 June - 31 October/
    21 December -
    6 January 2019
    Walking with Elephants (Stanley's Camp / Baines' Camp)USD280USD400USD500
    Private vehicle and guide - per dayUSD575
    OtherPRICES
    Guide roomUSD170
    Meet and greetUSD18

    Please note:
    • The rates are valid from 01 Jan 2018 to 06 Jan 2019
    • The additional charges listed are only a guide. Some charges may fluctuate daily and others are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking.
    • 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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    Internal Flights Low High
    7 Jan - 31 March 2019 1 Apr - 31 May &
    1 Nov - 20 Dec 2019
    1 Jun - 31 Oct &
    21 Dec - 5 Jan 2020
    Maun Airport to Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip Per person, one way USD 190 USD 205 USD 215
    Stanley’s | Baines airstrip to Maun Airport USD 170 USD 185 USD 190
    Maun Airport to Chief’s airstrip USD 235 USD 260 USD 270
    Chief’s airstrip to Maun Airport USD 215 USD 240 USD 250
    Maun Airport to Kasane Airport USD 455 USD 475 USD 485
    Chief’s airstrip to Kasane Airport USD 430 USD 455 USD 465
    Kasane Airport to Chief’s airstrip USD 455 USD 475 USD 485
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Chief’s airstrip USD 215 USD 240 USD 250
    Stanley’s | Baines’ airstrip to Kasane Airport USD 430 USD 455 USD 465
    Kasane Airport to Stanley’s | Baines airstrip USD 450 USD 475 USD 485
    Kasane Airport to Livingstone Airport
    (Including Kasane departure tax)
    Per person,one way
    (minimum 2 people)
    USD 420 USD 420 USD 420
    Livingstone Airport to Kasane Airport
    (Excluding Livingstone departure tax)
    USD 385 USD 385 USD 385

     

    Road Transfer   Prices
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 95
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane Airport Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 85
    Victoria Falls Airport to Kasane Airport (private transfer) Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 375
    Victoria Falls Town to Kasane Airport (private transfer) Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 340
    Livingstone to Kasane Airport Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 95
    Livingstone to Kasane Airport (private transfer) Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 375
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & Chuma Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 95
    Chobe Chilwero to Sussi & Chuma (private transfer) Per vehicle, one way
    (minimum 4, up to 6 people)
    USD 375
    Kazangula ferry crossing Per person, one way (minimum 2 people) USD 20

    Activities Prices
    Low High/Peak
    6 January -
    31 March 2019
    1 April - 1 May /
    1 November -
    20 December 2019
    1 June - 31 October /
    21 December -
    5 January 2020
    Walking with Elephants (Stanley's Camp / Baines' Camp) USD305 USD440 USD545
    Private vehicle and guide - per day 0
    Other PRICES
    Guide room USD180
    Meet and greet USD19

    Please note:

    •  The additional charges listed are only a guide. Some charges may fluctuate daily and others are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking.                                
    •  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.                                
    •  Private vehicle is subject to guide/vehicle availability and cannot be guaranteed.                                
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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero    
01 Nov 2018 to 20 Dec 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 530 USD 424 USD 371
Single Rate USD 530 USD 424 USD 371
3rd Adult Sharing USD 398 USD 318 USD 278
Child rate** USD 265 USD 212 USD 186
21 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 020 USD 918 USD 816
Single Rate USD 1 530 USD 1 377 USD 1 224
3rd Adult Sharing USD 867 USD 780 USD 694
Child rate** USD 510 USD 459 USD 408
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (Pool Suite)
01 Nov 2018 to 20 Dec 2018 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 665 USD 532 USD 466
Single Rate USD 831 USD 665 USD 583
3rd Adult Sharing USD 499 USD 399 USD 350
Child rate** USD 333 USD 266 USD 233
21 Dec 2018 to 06 Jan 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) USD 1 225 USD 1 103 USD 980
Single Rate USD 2 450 USD 2 206 USD 1 960
3rd Adult Sharing USD 1 041 USD 938 USD 833
Child rate** USD 613 USD 552 USD 490
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero    
07 Jan 2019 to 31 Marc 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 570 $ 456 $ 399
Single Rate $ 570 $ 456 $ 399
Child rate** $ 285 $ 228 $ 200
1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 730 $ 584 $ 511
Single Rate $ 1 095 $ 876 $ 767
Child rate** $ 365 $ 292 $ 256
01 Jun  2019 to 31 Okt 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 070 $ 963 $ 856
Single Rate $ 1 605 $ 1 445 $ 1 284
Child rate** $ 535 $ 482 $ 428
01 Nov 2019 to 20 Dec 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 570 $ 456 $ 399
Single Rate $ 570 $ 456 $ 399
Child rate** $ 285 $ 228 $ 200
21 Dec 2019 to 05 Jan 2020 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 070 $ 963 $ 856
Single Rate $ 1 605 $ 1 445 $ 1 284
Child rate** $ 535 $ 482 $ 428
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero (Pool Suite)
07 Jan 2019 to 31 Mar 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 620 $ 496 $ 434
Single Rate $ 620 $ 496 $ 434
Child rate** $ 310 $ 248 $ 217
1 Apr 2019 to 31 May 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 780 $ 624 $ 546
Single Rate $ 1 170 $ 936 $ 819
Child rate** $ 390 $ 312 $ 273
01 Jun  2019 to 31 Okt 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 7+ nights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 120 $ 1 008 $ 896
Single Rate $ 1 680 $ 1 512 $ 1 344
Child rate** $ 560 $ 504 $ 448
01 Nov 2019 to 20 Dec 2019 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 620 $ 496 $ 434
Single Rate $ 620 $ 496 $ 434
Child rate** $ 310 $ 248 $ 217
21 Dec 2019 to 05 Jan 2020 1-3 nights 4-6 nights 5-7 7+ nightsnights
Rate per person (2 person sharing) $ 1 120 $ 1 108 $ 896
Single Rate $ 1 680 $ 1 512 $ 1 344
Child rate** $ 560 $ 504 $ 448

These rates are in US$ per person per night and include VAT.
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.

Rates Include

  • Airstrip transfers (or return airport transfer from/to Kasane Airport for Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero),
  • All meals, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (with exception of premium brands and Champagne),
  • All game viewing activities (with the exception of Walking with Elephants activity at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp & Sanctuary Baines’ Camp),
  • Laundry services, emergency medical evacuation and park fees.

Rates Exclude

  • International and domestic flights, landing fees, and road transfers to and from other camps and lodges,
  • Travel insurance, boutique purchases, gratuities and all other items of a personal nature.


Accommodation Information

  • Triples are subject to availability at time of confirming a booking.
  • The following are the maximum numbers of triple rooms/tents available per night in each camp or lodge: 
  • - Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero - 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 season of travel and the duration of the total stay, starting from 4 nights. The total stay can be in one camp/lodge only, or be made up of stays in different Sanctuary Retreats camps/lodges anywhere in Africa. Stays in different camps/lodges do not need to be consecutive, but must belong to one itinerary.

Single Occupancy

There is no supplement for single occupancy of a maximum of 3 rooms/tents per lodge/camp (maximum 2 in Sanctuary Baines' Camp) in Low season (excludes Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp and the Pool Suite at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero). All other single occupancy bookings are charged at the single rates listed.

Extra Adults in a Room/Tent
An adult sharing a room/tent with two other adults pays 75% of the sharing rate during Low and Medium seasons, and 85% of the sharing rate during High and Peak seasons (subject to availability). The maximum number of adults in the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite is four.

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 and are not permitted on walking safaris. A private vehicle must be booked for game drives for families including children aged 5 and under.

Child Rates (excluding Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite)

One child aged 15 or younger stays free of charge in Low season when sharing with 2 adults, subject to availability of a triple room/tent. One or two children aged 15 or younger sharing with one adult in Low season pay the child rate. One child aged 15 or younger pays the child rate when sharing with 2 adults in Medium, High and Peak season, subject to availability of a triple room/tent. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare.

Child Rates (Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite)
One child aged 6 - 15 inclusive stays free of charge in Low season when sharing with a minimum of 4 paying adults, subject to availability of a triple room/tent. A second child aged 6 – 15 inclusive staying with a minimum of 4 paying adults pays child rate in Low season. One or two children aged 6 – 15 inclusive pay child rate when sharing with a minimum of 4 adults in Medium, High and Peak seasons. In all other circumstances children pay the applicable adult fare. For example one child aged 6 - 15 inclusive staying with 3 adults pays the applicable adult fare in Low, Medium, High and Peak seasons.

Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite additional services
The rates for the Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite include the following additional services at no extra charge: exclusive use of a game drive vehicle, private safari guide, private chef, dedicated waiter and housekeeper, and premium brand drinks and champagne.

Payment Terms

  • A non-refundable 20% deposit is payable within 7 days to confirm a booking with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
  • If a booking is made 60 days or less before arrival the full cost of the booking is payable immediately to confirm the booking.
  • Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of the booking with cancellation penalties payable to Sanctuary Retreats.
  • All cancellations should be made in writing and cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking.

Cancellation Terms

  • All cancellations should be made in writing. Cancellation charges are calculated on the total value of the booking.
  • Cancellations received from the 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 until arrival incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Additional fees 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 apply for group bookings and exclusive use of a lodge or camp and will be advised at time of booking.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • The additional charges listed are only a guide. Some charges may fluctuate daily and others are subject to change without prior notice. Please check at the time of booking. 
  • 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.

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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