Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge

Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge

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#3 of 8 campsites in Kasane
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Luck Bush Camp is very comfortable, intimate home from home in a simple classic phenomenal African touches consisting of 20 bush luxurious twin rooms and 4 meru tents .All with open to the front with stunning views over the waterhole and allowing the sounds of the bush to drift through ,tastefully decorated with overhead fans en-suite bathrooms ,each with private balconies overlooking the surround

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Outdoor fireplace
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Kasane, Chobe National Park Botswana
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Kasane Airport
Victoria Falls Airport
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Kush Fanikiso wrote a review Oct 2021
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Lucky Bush Camp the first week of Oct 2021 during the Botswana independence holiday. I had heard a lot about the camp from friends but had yet to experience it myself and I'm so glad I did. The first major attraction I noticed is of course the waterhole where elephants come to rest, bathe and hydrate every evening. I spent probably 2 hours watching the interactions of all of the elephants. There is a cool viewing deck were you can get pretty close to the elephants in a safe setting. There is a small spike pathway that prevents the elephants from coming dangerously close to guests. I stayed in one of the meridian chalets that are farther out from the rest of the rooms. The room was clean and well thought out. Tthe bed was very comfortable, I got some of my best sleep in a long time there. And I really enjoyed the second outdoor shower. It was a truly beautiful experience at night walking to my room and seeing tons of elephants all around me. I highly recommend asking for these rooms when you come visit. A leopard also came by around 3:00am and I'm really bummed I missed it. So quite a lot of wildlife, including the big predators come to drink water at the watering hole once the elephants leave or let them. The staff was good-humored and welcoming; I really enjoyed getting to know each of them. They have a pretty standard assortment of restaurant food and I enjoyed all of the meals I ate there. Another small thing I loved about the camp is how low they've kept their carbon footprint; the camp runs on solar for electricity and all of the water comes from a borehole. This camp is a really great find; I look forward to staying there again on my next trip to or through Kasane.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rtpana wrote a review Jul 2022
Cary , NC
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the lodge which is a building facing the waterhole. We loved the staff and amazing waterhole animals in this resort but could not give it a 5 because we found the food almost inedible and the long 40 minute drive to the park very tedious. There was also no heat/AC in the room which may make it hard in the summer. The rooms were very comfy.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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L4U wrote a review Sept 2023
Surrey, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow
This place is something from a dream. Surpassed our expectations.
Lucky (who owns the lodge with his sister) collected us from the airport. The lodge is a quick 50min drive away. But the drive is basically a safari, with giraffe, elephants, zebra and dear along the sides of the road.

The lodge itself is lovely and boutique. With all the rooms and the bar / restaurant facing the watering hole: which was FULL of elephants for our entire stay. Sometimes as many as 40 there in one go: and babies. It was incredible.

Food was wonderful: full English breakie, fruit, yogurt, cereals and cakes.
Coffee and tea and water filling is free throughout the day.
Our package included wonderful lunches (usually salad/ chicken and fries)
Evening meals were around the fire, where the staff served a three course buffet, with varied options which we thought were all excellent.

Drinks were very reasonable and varied in choice: we loved the Hunter cider.

Lucky and his team prepared a full itinerary during our 4 day stay, including a village tour and an evening sundowner.
We also did a full day safari with the brilliant and knowledgeable Haskins, where we saw ALL the animals. Followed by a river cruise on the Chobe River which is a site to behold.

WiFi is a little sketchy: so take this as an opportunity to digital detox and immerse in nature.

The rooms were lovely and comfy, with fans, big beds and hot showers. We slept with the doors open (fly nets down) to fully enjoy the sounds of the wild.

The staff sing on arrival and most evenings you’ll be up dancing. We can’t get the songs out of our head: uplifting is an understatement!!!!

An incredible corner of the world. Feel humbled and so privileged to have experienced it.
And hope we are lucky enough to return in our lifetime!
See you in Namibia Lucky!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MoGo wrote a review Jul 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Lucky Bush Camp // Chobe Mopane Forest Lodge last month for three nights and had an incredible time; it was without a doubt the most amazing travel experience of my life! The lodge is incredibly comfortable and clean, the staff are knowledgeable, attentive, and courteous, and the food is outstanding – Chef B is amazing!

My guide during my stay, Ken, was friendly, knowledgeable, and went far above and beyond on the sunset drive, game drives, and coordinating other experiences like the sunset cruise. Every day was much more than an amazing safari experience, but also filled with learning about the flora and fauna we saw. Ken's patience and expertise brought us right next to lions, hippos, giraffes, impala, a massive herd of water buffalo, and much more. Meals in the park were exceptional – luxury like this in the bush, I never imagined and the meals were only topped by the delicious plates served back at the lodge.

After a long day of game drives and boat cruises, it's hard to even imagine returning to such a comfortable and luxurious home base. As soon as you return, you're greeted with a welcome drink, asked what you'd like for dinner, and get to dine next to your new neighbors, elephants that come to visit the watering hole fifty feet away from the surrounding deck. Warm showers, soft, fluffy beds, and the sounds of the bush surround you as you hear bat-eared foxes, baboons, elephants, lions, leopards all night coming to visit the watering hole. All of the comfort and luxury of a 5-star hotel, but in the middle of the bush, exactly where you want to be during your stay in Botswana and at a very modest price.

I plan to return for a longer visit with my family in the next couple of years and will look no further than Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge, next time a longer visit – including Okavango Delta!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Stephanie M wrote a review Jun 2022
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just left Africa after a 19day safari with Overseas Adventure Travel. The last 3 days were spent here at Lucky Bush Camp in the heart of the Chobe Forest Reserve.

The accommodations were amazing, the staff top notch and the food fantastic! The safari guide got us within Inches of a pride of sleeping lions, and a chance encounter with a hippo resting in the shade before heading back to the water for a day of basking. We even were surprised when the chef and his crew showed up in the middle of the park and served us an amazing hot lunch. All of this is topped off with a front row seat to the watering hole on the grounds!

Elephants with their young came to drink, bathe, and splash throughout the day, there was a lion spotted one morning (sadly I missed that) and the next night a leopard was on the grounds, we saw the foot prints and scat.

It was the most amazing way to end a fantastic safari trip.

The story of the lodge and how it came to be is a true story of the perseverance and focus of the young woman who owns an operates it.

I give both this camp and Overseas Adventure Travel top marks !!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ipe P wrote a review Feb 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Phenomenal experience. I grew up in Southern Africa and have stayed at many luxury game lodges (even in Kasane), this was like none other! New wildlife appeared at the lodge everyday and you can watch them from your room or while eating breakfast about 200ft (61m) away yet still felt safe. Elephants were always there and were so endearing to see playing in the borehole (photographers dream). The staff were amazing, price and packages were a steal and each activity they offered and hosted had their own vibrant experience. Lodging was comfortable and aesthetic. Only trade off is air conditioners were not installed while we were there (but the animals constantly around unlike other lodges supersedes that in terms of making memories). By the end of our trip myself, my wife and another couple that had accompanied us knew all of the staffs names as they made it a lifetime of an experience. Even the chef was world class so every meal was delicious (not to mention drinks were they along with cocktails were included in the package). All in all, we will definitely book there again and look forward to it the next time we travel to Botswana!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GarthZA wrote a review Jul 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped in the fenceless area.
There is much to love about this lodge: as campers, we were welcome to use the lodge facilities (e.g. swimming pool; bar); the animal sightings from the lodge were exceptional; and the staff were attentive and friendly.
The campsite itself - each with platform and private ablutions - was good, but a bit of a dustbowl (our only complaint).
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jane Doe wrote a review Feb 2024
Lower Saxony, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Place to camp. There is sucurity on guard so don't worry.
Be aware of not collecting wire wood without a look out and a car near by as there are lions around and very close.
The bathrooms are nicely done even though it seems like you might fall through the floor. The fireplace at our campground was badly located next to a bush or rather nearly underneath it. As it was very windy when we stayed here we were a bit afraid to start a bushfire as there was no protection from the wind.
Each campground has its own lamp. Please make sure to turn it off at night (because they were afraid of the wildlife) when you have neighbours. Ours did not turn theirs off and it was really bright at night.
Sadly the common area was really empty and quit at night. However, during the day it is worth spending time around the waterhole to see wildlife. Elephants are common.
The staff is really nice and friendly. They even came running to the campgrounds to tell us that there is a lion at the waterhole.
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: A bit expensive for camping but very nice.
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Anne D wrote a review Aug 2023
Hobart, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic lodge! Viewing the elephants and other wildlife during the day and night at the waterhole in front of the deck, was such a treat. You can also see them from your room! The staff were friendly and helpful and always had a smile. The rooms were well appointed with a balcony. The boat trip and game drives organised by the lodge were excellent ( boat trip a highlight!) The food was plentiful and presented beautifully. Certainly enough as this lodge is all inclusive. Sitting around a fire after dinner with a drink and watching elephants was so special.I couldn’t recommend this lodge highly enough - the ambiance made me feel at one with nature. The cost is also fair and reasonable.
Thank you for a memorable experience!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Laone Ketz wrote a review Nov 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lucky Bush camp is a perfect getaway with luxurious and clean rooms with breathtaking views. The waterhole attracts a variety of animals up close and personal as you have a sun downer 🍸. The service provided by the staff is world class and they are very knowledgeable about the area and the culture, giving any tourist a truly rich cultural experience. The kiosk is also stocked with beautiful hand made crafts by women in the local villages, giving you an opportunity to give back in a meaningful way ❤️.

I will go back mang more times and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jane Doe wrote a tip Feb 2024
Lower Saxony, Germany262 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A bit expensive for camping but very nice."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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Yes, Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Chobe Mopani Forest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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