near Chobe National Park Botswana

The Big 5 Chobe Lodge

The Chobe region in Botswana is one of the busiest tourist destinations in Africa. The lodges in and around Kasane are fully booked for most of the year.

The new and refurbished Big Five lodge is a welcome alternative for tourists wishing to visit Chobe.

The Big 5 Lodge is ideally situated next to the river. The rooms are neat and it is one of the most affordable lodges in the region. The staff are friendly and hospitable. All the rooms have en-suite facilities. Some rooms have roof fans and some have air-conditioning. You will also have a choice between twin and double rooms.

The Big Five lodge is host to some of the best camping facilities in the Chobe region. Each campsite has its own private facilities. The lodge also have a swimming pool where you can relax on the warm Bostwana afternoons.

Kasane is ideally situated on the border of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. You can easily stay in Kasane and visit Victoria falls for a day. The Big Five Lodge also offers game drive and boat cruise activities.

If you want affordable accommodation in Kasane the Big Five Lodge is definitely one of your best options.


The nearest Cresta Lodge to the Big Five Lodge is the Gaborone Cresta Lodge in Botswana. If you are travelling to the north form Big Five Lodge you could go to the Chobe area and you wil find that The Big 5 Chobe Lodge(Toro Lodge) is an affordable hotel on the banks of the Chobe River in the Kazangula area of Botswana. If you prefer self-catering accommodation in Chobe, you can choose to stay in Senyati Safari Camp.


If you have travelled to the North of Botswana for Big Five Lodge, it is really a pity to miss seeing the Caprivi Strip in Namibia. Caprivi Accommodation presents accommodation such as Namushasha Country Lodge and others in the Caprivi. You can also have a look at Swakopmund Hotels. However 2 days drive from the Big five Lodge in Gaborone is the famous Ais-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier park and the Ai-Ais minral springs.

With the financial strain that many people are suffering from these days many prefer to do self-drive tours from South Africa. If you are traveling up through Bloemfontein to The Big 5 Chobe lodge an really nice stop over is Bains Game Lodge is near Bloemfontein in the Freestate.

Ntaba River Lodge in Port St Johns is on the banks of the river and they offer both self-catering accommodation and hotel rooms.

Zimbabwe is opening up as a new and safe holiday destintaion. If you have used Big Five Lodge as you Botswan stop over you can then easily reach Zimbabwe in one day. There is lovely accommodation in Zimbabwe. Granite Ridge is a self-catering lodge with a restaurant in the Matobos National Park in Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe offers accommodation and adventures in the adventure capital of the world. Accommodation includes hotels and lodges and adventure activities include game drives and bungi jumping to name just two examples.Fothergill Island is a luxurious lodge on an island in Lake Kariba.  The island is in the Matusadona National Park in Zimbabwe. When visiting Harare Temba recommends Harare Cresta Lodge in the capital of Zimbabwe as it offers affordable accommodation 6 km from the CBD of Harare.

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