- Privately owned
- Superb location
- Family friendly
- Range of activities
Muchenje Safari Lodge is situated in the Chobe Forest Reserve, to the west of the famous Chobe National Park. A quieter location with easy access into the National Park this is a comfortable, affordable lodge with excellent year round game viewing.
The main area has a spacious lounge area, bar, look out platform, dining rooms, curio shop, library and a feature swimming pool built amongst the rock formations. High quality service and pretty views across the river makes the lodge a very peaceful place to relax.
This intimate lodge has only 11 thatched bungalows, all with commanding views over the Chobe. Each room is traditionally furnished and has a private bathroom and lovely private balcony. A family suite is available with a loft sleeping area for the kids.
A range of activities are offered at Muchenje including the Chobe famous boat safaris. The more traditional vehicle safaris, both in the reserve surrounding the lodge as well as into the Chobe National Park, are conducted in open 4x4 safari vehicles with qualified professional guides. Night safaris and walking safaris can also be arranged as well as local village visits.
There is a minimum child age of 8 years and no specific child programmes at this property. The camp is unfenced so wildlife is free to roam through camp providing some memorable moments but also requiring close supervision of children. However, overall this is a very family friendly camp that tailors the safari experience to suit all guests.
Muchenje is a professionally run, good quality camp that avoids the crowds and extremely high prices of neighbouring Linyanti and Okavango.
- Mobile Camp
- Interconnecting Family Tents
- Ensuite Bush Shower & Loo
- Fully Serviced Camp
- 8 suites with private decks & plunge pools
- Panoramic river & floodplain views-
- Walking & excellent elephant sightings
- River cruises, good birding and night drives in Chobe Forest Reserve
- &Beyond property
- Semi mobile tented camp
- Traditional safari experience
- Mix of water and land based safari
- Supreme game viewing
- Banks of the Chobe River
- Game drives and cruises
- Large 47 room lodge
- Larger Commercial Lodge
- Located beside Chobe National Park
- Excellent Wildlife Location
- High safari traffic area
- Close to Chobe National Park
- Tented accommodation
- Swimming pool
• 116 rooms & suites with river views
• Group & family-friendly property
• Beautiful riverside setting
• Adjacent Chobe National Park
• Built around a baobab
- On the banks of the Chobe River
- Private Jetty
- Pool with a view
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023