Bakwena Lodge is a privately owned eco-lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. This intimate Eco Friendly African lodge in Southern Africa has a total of 15 individual chalets designed and decorated to fit the environment and give you at the same time a cool and comfortable escape. There are two Room Types at Bakwena Lodge. Ten ‘River-View Chalets’ which are all facing the magnificent Chobe River and Five ‘Treetop Chalets’ which are elevated 3.5 meters above the ground with views of the Treetop canopy.
They offer an inclusive safari option in an area with some of the finest game viewing to be had. Chobe is well known for its predators and has the home of most of Botswana’s estimated 200 000 elephants.
Activities are naturally focused on land and water based safaris, all based in-house, a host of other activities are also on offer from guided bicycle tours or a sundowner cruise to the meeting place of four countries, (the only one in the world). Bakwenas’ excellent guides will endeavour to make your stay in Chobe a highlight of any safari.
The lodges’ eco-credentials include the natural swimming pool filtered entirely by plants, their employment policies, food choices, building methods and a host of otherwise unseen ways in which any negatives to the lodges surroundings or environment are addressed.
Born out of the strong conviction that responsible tourism does not mean lack of luxury, Chobe Bakwena Lodge is the only lodge along the Chobe river built to be eco friendly from the ground up.
Bakwena is the proud owner of four game vehicles allowing extended drives to suit guests and the chance to linger longer at game sightings. Early bird and sedate afternoon drives ensure every box is ticked. Experienced guides with extensive knowledge of the Chobe National Park provide an entertaining and educational addition to your safari.
There are boat cruises then there are Chobe cruises. Exquisite and beyond comparison the Chobe river boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. Float in a 24 seater Noah’s Ark past every creature on this continent great and small. Time stands still, mirages of herds of elephant swimming and predators in slow motion. Salute the break of dawn with a strong brewed coffee or swirl gin and tonic at the pace of a setting sun.
In the words of Bakwena’s Adam Young “The cultural exchange is a means for us to break down a social barrier, transforming us into a ‘we’ based community.” Unlike the majority of developing countries Botswana has no slum areas. Integration rather than segregation is a way of life here just as human and wildlife conflict is reduced through day to day co-existence. There is a tangible sense of integrity that sets this country apart. Through its government policies and conservation initiatives Botswana has raised the bar for fellow Africans.
With 20 Cruiser bikes built for comfort Bakwena guests can safely enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of Africa. The sense of personal freedom and space is worth the effort, not to mention the excitement of seeing an elephant enroute! Tour the neighbouring village with a guide or on your own.