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Chobe Marina Lodge

President Ave. Plot 21306, Chober River, Private Bag K 83, Kasane, Chobe National Park Botswana
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#1 of 3 small hotels in Kasane
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Welcome to Chobe Marina Lodge, your Kasane “home away from home.” Chobe Marina Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Chobe Marina Lodge offers guests free wifi.

The small hotel features a concierge and room service. Plus, Chobe Marina Lodge offers a pool and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Kasane, you may want to try some fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Old House.

Chobe Marina Lodge puts the best of Kasane at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Internet
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
On-demand films
Radio
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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bmotsw767924 wrote a review Mar 2024
Francistown, Botswana1 contribution
Very relaxing place, the river view,the staff, good food. Everything was amazing and having that great feeling in my own country. Botswana is beautiful! Chobe Marina is located in the heart of it, so breathtaking to be there and willing to go back again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Good day Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that your stay was superb and very relaxing. We are even more thrilled that you found our food to be good with the river view. We take pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we are glad that it was reflected during your stay. We are glad everything was amazing, and you had a good feeling of being home in your country. Botswana is indeed beautiful, and we are glad to be located in the heart of it. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the excellent feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again at Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Kind Regards Katlego Tebele
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debbieparkerza wrote a review Mar 2024
Cape Town, South Africa11 contributions2 helpful votes
From the start of our visit until the day we left there is only one word “ exceptional” The welcome at reception was a pleasure to have such friendly staff. The accommodation was perfect, with a view over the Chobe. The selection of food is vast enough to satisfy every taste. The game drive , river cruise were wonderful and the rangers were knowledgeable and went out of their way for us to see as many animals as nature allows. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Would also visit there again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Debbie Parker Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so glad to hear that you had an exceptional experience at our lodge. We are even more glad that you found your accommodation to be perfect with the view of the Chobe. It brings us great pleasure that our selection of food was vast enough to satisfy your tastes. We are thrilled you had a wonderful game drive, river cruise and our rangers were knowledgeable. We take pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we are glad that our staff was very friendly, and the reception was welcoming. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the excellent feedback. We will definitely be looking forward to welcoming you back again at Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Kind Regards Katlego Tebele
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Easy G wrote a review Mar 2024
17 contributions1 helpful vote
Great hotel and staff. Everyone is extremely nice, room spotless and cleaned everyday and the food was very good. Great game drives and boat cruises. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. Nice pool, this is not a large lap pool but it was probably 17-18 meters long and big enough to swim laps in by swimming at an angle, water was crystal clear and entire pool area and bar are right on the river. Can walk off property to atm and a few stores and souvenir vendors if you want to. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Easy G Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad you had a great stay with us and found our pool to be nice with crystal clear water and the bar right by the river. We are even more glad that you found our game drives and boat cruises to be great. It brings us great pleasure that you enjoyed our food and it was good. We take pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we are glad that you felt at home and our staff was extremely friendly. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the excellent feedback. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back again at Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Kind Regards Katlego Tebele
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Kathy wrote a review Mar 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania19 contributions4 helpful votes
The best part of Chobe Marina Lodge was the location, the pool bar, the sunset and the access to the Chobe River. It is a lodge that caters to tour groups with buffet meals and not very personal service. Traveling as a couple, we felt very welcome at the pool bar and ordered our meals a la carte there. The hotel has teamed up with a local guide company to provide their activities such as the river cruise, etc. This team seemed fairly disinterested and not very organized. We did have some magnificent sightings on the river thanks to our boat captain and had an opportunity the next morning to go to the four corner border of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Cabins were very large with a separate living room and the A/C worked well.
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Good Day Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled you found our location, the pool bar and the sunset as the best part of the lodge. We are even more thrilled that you felt very welcome as we pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we are glad that this was reflected during your stay. However, we do apologise for the inconvenience you experienced. We take pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we take guest satisfactory very seriously. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again at Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Kind Regards Katlego Tebele
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RichardHarriman wrote a review Mar 2024
Gaborone, Botswana229 contributions23 helpful votes
Even if I try hard, there's very little to criticise. Obviously Chobe Marina Lodge is a beautiful place to be but the best thing of all for me, above the venue, the location and the view is the staff. From check-in to check-out everyone was friendly in exactly the right way.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Richard Harriman Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It brings us great pleasure that you found our lodge to be a beautiful place, with an amazing location and views. We are glad our staff was extremely friendly from check-in to checking-out. We take pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we are glad that this was reflected during your stay. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the excellent feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again at Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Kind Regards Katlego Tebele
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Viajarydescubrir wrote a review Mar 2024
Gava, Spain128 contributions38 helpful votes
We made a family trip to Bostwana and we just wanted everything to be perfect, there fore we followed the advice of a friend of us who is an expet and tireless traveler and we chose to stay at Chobe Marina Lodge. We only have words of gratitude to the entire team; Mr Magano, General Manager, the ride's guides especially Maputa, and each member of the staff. Let your dream come true choosing Chobe Marina Lodge and live an experience for life like we did. At Chobe we admired breathtaking sunsets every evening, they delighted us with all kinds of great quality food, we took the advantage of a perfect lodge location and we got an excellent service. The rides to see wild animals were astonishing and the guides super professional, made us feel safe. The day of departure we left with tears....we fall in love with Bostwana people!!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 04 Mar 2024
Dear Viajary Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled that you had a magnificent experience with us. We take pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we are glad that this commitment was reflected during your stay. We will be sure to pass on the message to the rest of the team. We are delighted you found all our food to be great quality and breathtaking sunset views every evening. It brings us great pleasure that you found our lodge location to be perfect and got to experience excellent service at Chobe Marina Lodge. We even more pleased that your rides to the park were astonishing and the guides are super professional which made you feel safe. It makes us very happy to hear you left in tears because that means indeed your stay with us was one of a kind. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the excellent feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again at Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Regards Katlego Tebele
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aaronlesole wrote a review Jan 2024
Francistown, Botswana1 contribution
The service in general from reservation to restaurant supervisors, housekeeping and the manager was magnificent. I was bitten by an insect hence the assistance rendered thereafter was first class although it took a very longtime for me to recover because I am still filling some itchiness of the bite. However, I recommend that family rooms especially children's beds must be provided with mosquito Neats instead of culch because I was bitten by an insect in culch which was supposed to be used by my child hence i resorted to use myself for the fear of my child safety.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 19 Feb 2024
Dear Aanonalesole Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled you found our service to be magnificent from our general reservation to restaurant supervisors, housekeeping and the manger. We take pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we are glad that this was reflected during your stay. However, we have taken your comment very seriously about the mosquito nets and we will definitely look into it. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for excellent rating. We look forward to welcoming you back again at Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Kind Regards Katlego Tebele
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FoodCritic89 wrote a review Dec 2023
Fresno, California499 contributions153 helpful votes
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Superb accommodations, exceptional friendly staff, great view of the river. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left the staff was incredibly helpful, pleasant and friendly. Sitting on the deck looking over the water was a great way to relax after our wildlife tours. We look forward to returning as soon as we can. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Souvenir stores had limited selections, but good quality. Be sure your bring plenty of SD cards...
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Responded 02 Jan 2024
Dear FoodCritic Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We thrilled to read that you found our accommod ation to be superb. It brings us great pleasure that our staff was exceptionally friendly to you. We take pride in delivering the best possible service to our guests and we are glad that this commitment was reflected during your stay. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for excellent feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again to Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Regards Katlego Tebele
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charliefromscratch wrote a review Dec 2023
Denver, Colorado4 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful location on the Chobe River with excellent access to guided game drives and river safaris in Chobe National Park on site. Our game drivers were great, and did their best every day to get us the best wildlife sightings possible! The Wednesday night dinner down by the waterfront was great. Buffets for many of the other meals had good/broad selections, but were not mind blowing. We did experience very cold and unfriendly behavior from much of the staff, aside from the head chef who asked us at every meal if there was anything he could do to improve our experience, which we appreciated. Accommodations were beautiful, but we did experience issues with caterpillars falling from the thatched roofing inside our bungalow and crawling down inside the open corners of the mosquito netting and getting into our bed at night, which was not pleasant. I do understand that we're in the jungle on a river though, and bugs are expected to be part of that experience. But after being notified of the issue, the staff presented us with a can of DOOM to spray for bugs ourselves rather than having their staff handle it, which was a bit off-putting. Overall not a bad experience at Chobe Marina Lodge, but not an outstanding one either. Were we to return to Chobe/Botswana in the future, I think we would probably check out one of the other lodging options in town instead of returning to this location.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Charlie Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled you found our location to be beautiful with excellent access to Chobe River and the guided game drives and river safaris. We are even more thrilled that your game driver was great and their best everyday to get you the best wildlife sightings possible. It brings us great pleasure you loved our Boma dinner, which gives it the touch of our tradition. We however apologise for the very cold food and unfriendly behaviour you experienced from our staff, it is not ordinary, and we will definitely look into it. We are glad to hear our chef helped improve your experience with us. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you experienced in your room. As we are approaching this season, we do experience quite a few more bugs than usual but nothing we cannot handle. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future and we can assure you it will be a pleased stay. Regards Katlego Tebele
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chris2phenah wrote a review Nov 2023
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the rooms were cleaned late and kindly make sure that all those rooms where customers are not checking out are given first priority in teams of being cleaned on time. Came back to the room m at around 11 and i found out that it was not yet cleaned.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Chris Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you experienced at our lodge. We will definitely look into it and make the necessary changes. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again at Chobe Marina Lodge soon. Regards Katlego Tebele
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R 3,999 - R 6,452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictChobe National ParkKasane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
66
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chobe Marina Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chobe Marina Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Savute Reserve (3.5 km), CARACAL Biodiversity Center (1.1 km), and Boab Prison Tree (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chobe Marina Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Chobe Marina Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Chobe Marina Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Chobe Marina Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chobe Marina Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Plus Coffee & Curry, The Old House, and Chobe Safari Lodge Restaurant menu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chobe Marina Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Chobe Marina Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Chobe Marina Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Chobe Marina Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kasane.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chobe Marina Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Chobe Marina Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.