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Chobe Water Villas


Chobe Water Villas Beautiful, exclusive and intimate villas located on the Chobe River at the eastern tip of the famous Caprivi Strip, opposite the world famous Chobe National Park.
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Chobe Water Villas


Chobe Water Villas opposite the Chobe National Park in Botswana is an exclusive and intimate "boutique” Lodge is located on the Chobe River at the eastern tip of the famous Caprivi Strip now known as the Zambezi Region. Chobe Water Villas are built on stilts directly on the banks of the Chobe River and opposite the renowned Chobe National Park and the Safari Town of Kasane, in Botswana.

 

This location affords unobstructed views into the National Park and over the world renowned Sedudu Island. This Island boasts the greatest density of wildlife of any river system in the world and often includes Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile and up to 8 species of antelope and 460 of birds and waterfowl. This spectacular location ensures that this exciting view into untamed Africa is available from the Lodge and every one of its 16 exclusive Water Villas.

 

Chobe National Park itself is furthermore home to Giraffe, Wild Dog, Leopard, Cheetah, Jackal, Hyena and one of the greatest Zebra migrations after the Masai Mara or Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. The 10,800 km2 Chobe National Park’s wildlife statistics confirm that it is home to the largest elephant population the world stated to be in excess of 160,000 along with some 164 mammal species representing one of the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa. Antelope species include Roan, Sable, Lechwe, Waterbuck, Eland, Puku, Gemsbok, , Klipspringer, Impala and the occasional rare Sitatunga. This location at the confluence of the legendry Chobe and the mighty Zambezi Rivers is where theborders of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet. This phenomenon occurs only twice in the World.

 

The other is in Europe where the borders of Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy meet near the Town of Basel in Switzerland. Here in Africa keen fishing enthusiasts will be challenged by the greatest of all fresh water fighting fish, the powerful and energetic Tiger Fish along with Nembwe and the delicious Three Spot Bream.

 

Chobe Water Villas nestles under magnificent shading Acacia Trees and exclusively hosts a maximum of only 32 guests in its uniquely positioned 16 luxurious Water Villas and in its Lounges, Bar, Restaurant, Infinity Pool, African Boma and Pool Deck. The arrival experience itself is unique as the only access is by a 15-minute leisurely Safari-Boat transfer from Kasane in Botswana cruising across the Chobe River amongst Hippo and Crocodile. Upon arrival a warm and genuine welcome awaits you.


FACILITIES & SERVICES:

• Free Internet Wi-Fi in all public areas, around the Pool and in all Water Villas

• Infinity Pool

• Conversation view-pits perched on the river bank with open fires

• Pool deck with lounge, dining and sunbathing areas

• Indoor/outdoor Dining

• Indoor Cocktail Bar and Lounge

• Indoor Library Lounge

• Activity & Adventure Desk

• Private dual purpose 16 seat Photographic Lounge or Board Room with large screen TV and 170+ channel cable TV

• 24 hour Laundry service

• Curio & Logo Shop

• Professionally guided Game Safaris on land and water

• Cultural Village Tours

• Birding Safaris by traditional Makoros – hand hewn wooden canoes

• Professional Fishing and Photographic river cruises in specifically built boats


CHOBE WATER VILLAS’ FULLY INCLUSIVE RATES INCLUDE:

• 15% VAT + 1% Tourism Levy

• Accommodation in luxury Water Villas

• Breakfast, Lunch and 3-course Dinner or African Boma "Braai” (BBQ)

• Afternoon High Tea & Coffee

• All day complimentary Tea &Coffee Butler Station

• All Beverages including selection of Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits and Bottled Water

• Stocked Mini-Bars in Villas

• Return Road Transfers (5 minutes) to/from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Point

• Return Boat Transfer (15 minutes) across Chobe River to/from Kasane Immigration (Botswana) and Kasika Immigration at Chobe Water Villas (Namibia)


IMPORTANT: Opening hours of Immigration Offices – Daily from 07:30 to 16:30

• Free Wi-Fi access in all rooms and throughout Lodge’s public areas

• Choice of two (am and/or pm) motorized activities per night booked (see ACTIVITIES& ATTRACTIONS below)


ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS:

Activities included in daily Room Rate:

Choices of the following four activities (two per night booked) are included in thedaily room rate:

A) Morning 4 to 5 hour open 4x4Game Drive Safari into Chobe National Park(08:00 – 12:00/13:00) including Park Fees, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or Rusks and Bottled Water

B) Morning 3 to 4 hourChobe River Safari cruisealong the banks of the Chobe National Park (08:00 to 11:00/12:00) includingPark Fees, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits or Rusks and Bottled Water

C) Afternoon 3 hourChobe River Safari & Sunset cruisealong the banks of the Chobe National Park (15:30 to 18:30) including Park Fees, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Beers, Wines and Bottled Water.

D) Afternoon 3 hourCultural & Sunset Boat Cruiseon both Chobe and Zambezi Rivers (15:30 to 18:30) including the historic Kasai Channel and Impalila Island along the shores of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Includes Snacks, Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Beers, Wines and Bottled Water.


GOOD TO KNOW:

A) Chobe Water Villas is Wheel Chair friendly

B) The Lodge welcomes young adults 13 years and above

C) Check in time is 14:00

D) Check out time is 10:00

E) No pets allowed with the exception of Guide Dogs

F) IMPORTANT: As access to Chobe Water Villas is only via the town of Kasane in Botswana special attention needs to be paid to the operating hours of Immigration/Customs Offices in both Botswana and Namibia.

OPENING HOURS: 7 days a week from 07:30 to 16:30


ACCOMMODATION:

16 X Luxury Water Villas. The Luxury Water Villas all feature a guaranteed 180 degree unobstructed view of the Chobe River into the Chobe National Park. Perched on stilts over or at the water’s edge the Villa’s elevated view includes the world renowned Sedudu Island. These "junior suites” with 82 m2 of living space feature an open plan lounge and bedroom area and include a 19m2 front terrace facing the Chobe River with built in day-bed and a 11 m2 rear terrace facing the natural bush and spectacular sunsets. The generous bathroom features a double vanity and separate bath, shower and toilet. The open-plan bedroom and lounge face the spectacular Chobe view through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which fold back completely along the entire width of the Room and onto the front terrace. Each Villa offers a mattress/bed configuration of either extra-length King or 2 x 3Ž4 beds.


Amenities include free Wi-Fi, Intercom Phone, Air-conditioning, and Tea & Coffee making stations with Nespresso machine, stocked Mini-bar, Hairdryer, Electronic Safe, linen Bathrobes and writing desk with multi 220v plugs.


All Villas feature:

• En-suite bathroom with double vanity and separate bath, shower and toilet

• Air conditioning

• Security Door Locks

• Mosquito Nets

• Hairdryers

• Bathroom Amenities

• Torch

• Multi 220v Plugs

• Linen Bathrobes & Slippers

• Room Safes

• Intercom Phones

• Tea/coffee station including Nespresso machines

• Stocked Mini-Bars

• Free Internet Wi-Fi access

• Front and back private terraces

• Large outdoor day-beds with river views

• Each Water Villa is privately set in its own building on stilts over or at the river’s edge.


Standard twin rooms with spectacular sunset views from a private terrace featuring aseparate bathroom with single vanity, shower and toilet. This 34m2 room is comfortably furnished with 2 x single beds, which can be converted into oneKing bed. Furniture includes a desk, reading armchairs and coffee table.


Amenities include free Wi-Fi, Intercom Phone, Air-conditioning, and Tea & Coffee making stations, Mini-fridge, Hairdryer, Electronic Safe, multi 220v plugs.


WINING AND DINING:

Chobe Water Villas is exclusively reserved for residents only and to ensure peace and privacy is not open to the general public. Facilities include:


Indoor Wining & Dining:

Under thatch and partially open to the gardens the main lodge building overlooks the infinity pool and pool deck with Chobe River views. It features an intimate 36 seat Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, a cozy Cocktail Bar & Lounge as well as the private Library Lounge with its complimentary all day tea & coffee Butler Station.


Outdoor Wining & Dining:

Nestling in the gardens and flowing seamlessly from the main lodge building is ChobeWater Villas’ spectacular infinity pool and relaxing pool deck with its amazing and unobstructed views of the Chobe River, Sedudu Island and Chobe NationalPark.

The pool deck is sculptured to feature areas for Dining, Lounging, Sunbathing or Socializing around open fires according to a true African tradition – the safari campfire. Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon High Tea, Sun-Downer Drinks and Dinner can be enjoyed outdoors whilst viewing wildlife along the Chobe River. Its special feature is two Conversation Pits each with an open fire and facing the Chobe River view.


The African Boma:

Chobe Water Villas’ African Boma is derived from an age-old African tradition. The Boma is an area protectively enclosed by a circular wall of tree trunks and/or tall reeds traditionally used to protect both man and livestock especially at night from marauding predators. To day it has become a traditional "place of eating” open to the night skies where guests enjoy a traditional dinner consisting of a "Braai” (BBQ) served around a large crackling open camp fire.


Meals Served:

At Chobe Water Villa’s passionate Chefs prepare meals and dishes, which tastefully fuse African and European recipes and ingredients whilst others allow guests to experience renowned Namibian beef and venison/game products and tastes.

Breakfasts are a combination of cold dishes from a buffet and served hot dishes from the kitchen.

Lunches are alfresco hot & cold buffets presenting a fusion of African and Mediterranean light, healthy and delicious dishes.

Dinners are 3-course plated and served elegant candle-lit affairs or traditional 3-course African Boma "Braai” (BBQ) – a variable dinner program as set by the Lodge.

Afternoon High Tea is a selection of teas and coffees served with cakes, scones, pastries and savory snacks/sandwiches.


Meal Times:

• Breakfast: 06:30 – 10:00

• Lunch: 12:00 – 14:00

• High Tea: 15:00 – 16:00

• Dinner: 19:30 – 22:00

• Bars & Lounges: 11:00 – 23:00


GENERAL INFORMATION:

Climate:

January – April: 19 – 31 °C

May – August: 11 – 27 °C

September – December: 17 – 34 C

 

FULLY INCLUSIVE 2015 ROOM RATES


VALID 1ST JANUARY TO 31ST DECEMBER 2015

VALUE SEASON = 1ST January TO 31st March and 1st to 31st December all 2015

MID SEASON = 1st April to 30th June and 1st to 30th November all 2015

PEAK SEASON = 1ST JULY to 31ST October 2015


Value Season:

US$ 420.00 – Single

US$ 420.00 – Twin/Double


Mid Season:

US$ 495.00 – Single

US$ 495.00 – Twin/Double


Peak Season:

US$ 990.00 – Single

US$ 795.00 – Twin/Double


PLEASE NOTE:

All rates are strictly subject to availability. Prices are subject to change due currency fluctuations and/or increases imposed by suppliers. Rates are quoted per person per night.




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