Finding your dream accommodation can be as challenging as trying to teach your cat gum-boot dancing. While it’s easy to dream up the perfect getaway, what you picture and what you actually get is often as much of a let-down as not being able to track down kitty-sized gumboots. Get what you’d expect from a luxury getaway with a two night stay for two people sharing, including accommodation, all meals, all drinks (except premium brands), airport transfers and specified activities for R11 940 at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero in Botswana.
Bring out your inner Safari child with a magical two night stay at the highly luxurious Chobe Chilwero lodge and riverside retreat; an African adventure in itself, where elephants meet at the watering hole and guests say goodnight to the sun on a river-boat cruise. As home to the world’s largest remaining population of elephants, Chobe Chilwero is the perfect place if you’re looking to fan your African flame with gorgeous scenery and wandering wildlife.
The lodge itself houses 15 guest cottages, each as luxurious as the next, where guests can enjoy the beautiful décor, modern convenience and private garden. Laze in the private garden and sip cocktails or enjoy a private dinner under the African sky and watch everything from elephants to wild dogs gather at the watering hole for their daily dose of banter.
During the day, hop into a 4X4 with a professional guide and enjoy a thrilling game drive while keeping your peepers peeled for buffalo, puku, antelope and low-lying lions; an activity included in the deal. Because good things shouldn’t come to an end, sip a glass of wine and set a romantic tone with a sun-downer riverboat cruise; an incredibly special activity where guests are taken up close to the elephants as they wade ideally in the river.
Safari fact: Game lodges in America track their lions by placing a digital hairband around their manes; giving the females a pink sparkly one and the males a leather studded design. The initiative has never been that successful as lions tend to leave their hairbands up the trees.