There is a place on the banks of the Chobe River, in the warm heart of Northern Botswana, where tranquillity and beauty mix with raw wilderness. Here the immaculate Chobe bushbuck shares its sanctuary with warthog, mongoose, and abundant birdlife, whilst the hippo and crocodile hold domain over the riverine paradise. This place is Kubu Lodge - a small privately owned and managed safari lodge. No radios, no television, no five-star prices. Just 'five-star' hospitality, amidst the splendour of a wild river with its spreading trees and birdsong for company.
Easy access to the wild bounty of Chobe National Park allows guests at Kubu Lodge to revel in the joy of mud-slinging elephants, share in the thrill of stalking lions, and marvel at the vibrant abundance of birdlife. Whether you want the freedom of ‘Bed & Breakfast’, or the luxury of ‘Fully Inclusive’ with game drives and boat cruises included, Kubu Lodge has the flexibility to suit every need. Established in 1986, Kubu Lodge is proud to be the longest owner-run, owner-managed establishment in the Chobe – a testament to the deep passion and dedication the owners have for the area.
Eleven thatched, wooden chalets are elevated on their own private deck. Spaced out beneath the giant flamboyant and wild fig trees, each chalet enjoys a tranquil setting. Strategically placed among the rolling lawns are comfortable day beds where visitors can relax to the rythm and views of the Chobe River.
The decks of Morubisi (Owl) Bar and Leathaba (Sunrise) Restaurant overlook the river and lodge grounds, marrying gourmet cuisine with spectacular views. A swimming pool, reading/games lounge, and nature trail provide relaxation for the more active, whilst a small curio shop offers a chance to find that perfect gift.
The Chobe National Park is famous for its bird and wildlife diversity, and is home to the largest single population of elephant in the world. Visitors explore the park by motorboat and open safari vehicles. Additional activities include day trips to Victoria Falls, visits to a working crocodile farm, and tours of a wildlife rehabilitation centre.