Located in the Chobe region, Elephant Valley Lodge makes its home in the Kasane Forest, just near the Chobe National Park. Spacious and clean, guests can get some rest and relaxation in the 20 tents offered by the camp. Private bathrooms and twin beds offer a welcome comfort in the rough. Savor the delicious spices and ingredients of the region. Both local and continental dishes are served by staff. The Chobe region is home to the largest population of wild elephant in the world. This is estimated to be approximately 120,000 individuals. Their sometimes daily passage takes them from Zimbabwe through the Chobe and on into Namibia before returning. Elephant Valley Lodge lies along one of these routes and is situated in the Kasane Forest, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park. Open guest areas, a secluded hide, refreshing swimming pool and 20 ‘meru styled’ tents complete the lodge which lies beneath a forest of sturdy knob thorns. It is within these tree tops that the largest colony of white back vultures occurs. The lodge is unique for several reasons and amongst these is that it is situated within a game rich reserve affording the guests wonderful sightings during the open land rover safaris to the Chobe and boat cruises along the Chobe River.
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All accommodation tents are spacious and comfortable with twin three-quarter beds which can be pushed together with a converter to make a double bed. They all have en-suite shower, toilet and basins plus tea and coffee making facilities, fan, (electric blankets in winter), hair dryer and charging points. They each have a veranda with seating so that you can relax outside your room and enjoy the views and amazing bird-life. Valley tents’ have views over-looking the valley and water hole.
The lodge has 12 ‘forest tents’ in the shady canopy of trees surrounding the swimming pool. All accommodation tents are spacious and comfortable with twin three-quarter beds which can be pushed together with a converter to make a double bed. They all have en-suite shower, toilet and basins plus tea and coffee making facilities, fan, (electric blankets in winter), hair dryer and charging points. They each have a veranda with seating so that you can relax outside your room and enjoy the views and amazing bird-life.
Freshly prepared meals are served in several locations, all of which over-look the water hole which attracts an abundance of animals through-out the day and night. Breakfast is served at different times of the morning depending on the time of your morning activity. Lunch is buffet style, and usually includes a variety of tempting salad dishes, choice of meats and home-made bread, and is often served on the outside dining deck. The ‘boma’ is a favourite location for evening meals, with a welcoming camp fire and close up views of game by the water-hole made visible in the floodlight. Starters and desserts are plated and main courses may be plated or buffet-style on ‘braai’ nights. All meals are freshly prepared by the cooks.
Elephant Valley Lodge offers morning and afternoon drives. It is during the late afternoon that game becomes most active. In the afternoons, Chobe National Park is conversely less busy and you are able to enjoy a sundowner along the river to capture the sunset on camera. It is also during the late afternoon that game becomes most active.
There are two pools at Elephant Valley Lodge. One is a rim-flow pool overlooking the valley. This is the perfect spot to take a refreshing dip with a drink from the bar. You may find this pool is already being visited by a Chobe Elephant who is also taking an evening drink! The other pool is in the lush forest area of the lodge. Providing a bigger area to swim and relax under the shade of mahogany trees.