Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans

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#5 of 33 lodges in Chobe National Park
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Perched high on the eastern side of the Ghoha Hills, this hilltop retreat boasts unparalleled 180 degree views across the savannah and the natural waterhole which attracts wildlife year round. To the south east of the lodge, the Savuti Marsh beckons with its unique game viewing opportunities. The Marsh is a relic of an inland lake which is fed by the Savuti channel. Covered by extensive savannah and rolling grasslands, the wildlife is dynamic year round. The dry and wet seasons change the scenery and offer sightings of the annual migrations of zebras and predators. Elegance abounds in the eleven well-appointed canvas suites, which have been elevated on wooden decks, ensuring spectacular sunrise views. An exclusive and intimate ambience permeate this understated luxury lodge affording even the most discerning of travellers to Botswana a truly unique safari experience. Ghoha Hills is an eco lodge, using solar power for minimum impact to the environment. The lodge blends into the natural environment whilst maintaining the integrity of the pristine natural bush.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Massage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
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Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Chobe National Park Botswana
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Thera1974 wrote a review Apr 2020
United Kingdom292 contributions181 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ghoha hills
We were welcomed by all members of staff standing on the steps and singing a delightful welcome song in Setswana. It brought tears to our eyes after a long and difficult journey with a one year old baby.
Everything about this place was exceptional: the accommodation, beautifully decorated room well secluded from the next one, with just everything you need, the comfortable large bed with a mosquito net around it, very important in this area, the location, wonderful views from the bedroom.
We just loved the place. When it was time for an aperitif we were treated to more songs and dance around the fire.
We were asked to give our washing and as we had already spent one week moving from one hôtel to another this was so welcome, our washing came back just a few hours later, no charge all part of the service.
And then of course, I must talk about the staff, every member of staff was kind welcoming and very helpful I would like to mention Kennedy especially who took us on two safaris and was a mine of knowledge. We asked him thousands of questions and he answered them all very patiently. Ghoha hills will remain my favourite place where we stayed in Botswana, it was just FABULOUS.
We feel still connected with Ghoha hills as my daughter recorded the singers and my grandson watches it two or three times a day. Wonderful memories!
We thought when we booked Ghoha hills that the price was high however having experienced this lodge and all the service they have provided we think it was excellent value for money
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ghoha Hills S, Guest Relations Manager at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 14 Apr 2020
Dear Thera1974 So happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at Ghoha Hills. Thank you for this amazing review and wonderful that we will remain your favourite place of stay in Botswana. Our valuable staff at Ghoha hills thank you for acknowledging them. Enjoy your wonderful memories. Warm regards Ghoha hills team
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AnyavdM wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had planned a trip for many years to Botswana. Eventually it came true. We wanted to experience both the Chobe/Savuti area and the Okavango area. Over the years we have come to realize how important location is, and especially a beautiful view from our hotel accommodation wherever we are. Ghoha Hills in Savuti did absolutely not disappoint. The views from all the rooms, Lounge, Dining and Pool areas are magnificent....located on a high ridge looking forever over the African Plains. We spent many hours at the pool during the hot midday periods and spent hours just watching the view, and listening to the African bush. As an added bonus, there is a waterhole just below the camp, and there were frequently elephants, buck and a variety of birdlife at the hole. Amazing to just sit perched above them watching quietly. We must also comment on the staff. Truly superb. Botswanan hospitality is in a league of its own. Edwin, the Manager, was especially helpful and quietly attentive but not invasive. We would go back in a flash!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms have a great view, but the ones closer to the Lounge/Dining are a bit more convenient
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Response from Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge, Owner at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 16 Feb 2022
Dear Anya Thank you for this amazing review. It was such a pleasure hosting you and your husband. I have relayed this all to our wonderful team at the Lodge. Thank you for staying with us!
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Tatum R wrote a review Jan 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ghoha Hills has such an amazing location, beautifully perched on a red clay hill overlooking the surrounding plains. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and had a phenomenal view of a water hole which was perfect for sunsets and animal watching. The food was the best out of all of the camps we visited (chef Hope did such an amazing job). This choir was also our favorite out of the camps- their singing brought me to tears. Allen, our guide, was so warm, educational, and had such an enthusiasm for wildlife. He made our stay above and beyond special, and we are so grateful to have gotten to know him. The magic of Ghoha Hills is due not only to the natural beauty, but to the staff who deeply touched our hearts. There were many tears shed when the time came to leave. I hope to be able to return to this magical place again!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge, Marketing at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 15 Jan 2024
Dear tatumr472 Thank you for this fabulous review. Chef Hope is amazing, good food on safari is a must. It is great that you found Allen going above & beyond and our staff delivered the exceptional. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Warm regards ghoha Hills Team
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JKH_GA_USA wrote a review Aug 2022
Canton, Georgia162 contributions35 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would not change one thing about this lodge; it was perfect in every way. The tents all have beautiful views and there is a water hole down the hill. I went to sleep every night listening to elephants splash and play. The tents are large and luxurious. No a/c but there are fans to move the air. They recycle the shower water which I appreciate. The lodge has a blind used for sundowners and the water hole there attracts many, many animals. We were lucky and saw a pack of wild dogs! I lost count of the number of elephants that drank from that spot. Goha Hills has a small pool which was quite refreshing between morning and afternoon game drives. The food, prepared by Chef Hope was amazing. My favorite was when she cooked a traditional Botswanan dinner. Kay was our server and she somehow knew what we wanted before we wanted it. The manager, Edwin, took the time to talk to us like we were old friends. And I can't say enough good things about our guide, Timothy. If we wanted to watch the lioness with her three cubs for an hour, he patiently let us. One of my favorite lodges.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The main area is up a hill. If you have mobility issues, ask for a tent closest to the restaurant.
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Response from Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge, Marketing at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 07 Nov 2022
Dear JKH_GA_USA Thank you! for your great review. How amazing you saw a pack of wild dogs and got to enjoy the wonderful food and service that our team is known for. We like being one of your favorite lodges. Warm Regards Ghoha Hills Team
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sharonearly wrote a review Mar 2023
St. Croix288 contributions84 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a two night stay at Ghoha Hills, a very lovely spot with the tents perched on the side of the hill at elevation approx 3090 feet. The lodge looks down on the local watering hole and across the savanna.

The tents are well appointed. There is a beautiful common area / dining area and bar where you can use Wi-Fi and charge your devices.

Kennedy, our guide, was fantastic. We had a games drive our way to the camp from the airstrip and we saw zebras, ostrich, wildebeest, giraffes and many birds. Upon arrival at Ghoha we had lunch made by our wonderful Chef Hope. We had dinner by the fire pit accompanied with great wine from South Africa. After dinner, we learned that it was Hope’s birthday. We sang happy birthday to her and we danced and sang with the staff around the fire pit.

We opted for the all day game drive and stopped by a 1500-year-old baobob tree to stretch our legs and had our morning snack. We saw Sekoti the famous male lion born without a tassel on his tail. We followed Sekoti quite a distance while he was looking for his 3 brothers but didn’t see his brothers. We had a beautiful lunch among the zebra, wildebeest and elephants under a large Acacia tree. We made a stop to see rock paintings that had been done by bushmen. What a day!

Two days was not long enough for a stay at Ghoha. Edwin, the manager, and Kennedy, Chef Hope and the rest of the staff were great and they made us feel like old friends.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge, Marketing at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 10 May 2023
Dear Sharonearly Many thanks for this great review - the Ghoha Hills team sure do appreciate this. Glad you enjoyed all that Ghoha Hills stands for. Warm Regards
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Rebecca99Seattle wrote a review 16 Apr
Seattle, Washington16 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We fell in love with Ghoha Hills Savuti. Our flight to Maun didn’t land on time so we got to the lodge’s airstrip a little later than expected. Our guide, Ran, explained that there wouldn’t be time for a game drive that afternoon after we settled in at the lodge, so he offered to take his time driving us to the lodge and show us some animals on the way. We saw lions, elephants, several types of antelopes, zebras, a jackal, hornbills and more just driving from the airstrip to the lodge.

The location is breathtaking, the rooms and views are amazing, and the staff is so attentive and kind. Not just making sure all your needs are taken care of, but genuinely warm and caring. The lodge is especially impressive because it runs on solar power.

The food was delicious; morning tea and sundowners were served out on the game drives!

Ran continued to deliver in terms of tracking the animals and getting us close to, but at a safe distance from, the animals. He was so knowledgeable about creatures from termites to elephants.

I cannot imagine a better experience. We’re so grateful that our travel agent chose Ghoha Hills for us!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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VolkerSp wrote a review Nov 2023
Berlin, Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In early October, we spent two nights at Ghoha Hills Lodge as self-drivers. The journey was adventurous, manageable with a 4WD and some experience. Ghoha Hills Lodge in Botswana exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The manager and the guides on the game drives demonstrated impressive professionalism and passion for wildlife. The accommodations were comfortable, the food was top-notch, and the breathtaking landscape completed an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended for nature lovers and safari enthusiasts!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge, Marketing at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 03 Dec 2023
Dear VolkerSp Wonderful review and thank you for the recommendation. Our staff are pleased they exceeded your expectations of your stay with us. Top notch food is a big component of a fabulous safari experience - happy we delivered for you. Warm regards The Ghoha Hills Team
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Isa wrote a review Sept 2021
34 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were beginning of Aug 21 in Ghoha Hills. Not long but enough to love the place and its Staff!
Beautifully situated on the hillside overlooking a waterhole where animals come to drink.
The rooms (lovely Tents) have a fantastik view over the plain and waterhole, Perfektly clean.
To the Staff I can only say:
'you (all) are beautifull, in every single way'...Buacho, Secho, Doreen, Kay, Edwin, Hope (Chef de Cuisine)....very good Cook!
The Game drives were excelent - Giraffes, Kudu, Hyenas, Impalas, Elis, Buffalos etc etc!
Thanks to Kennedy ( Great Guide) I saw and Know all about Sekoti (Lion), now I'm a Fan!!!
You become what you pay for!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge, Marketing at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 29 Sept 2021
Dear Bots21 Our beautiful staff thank you for this amazing review - what an a pleasure it was hosting you. Agree - Kennedy is a great guide and welcome to The Sekoti fan club. Warm regards Ghoha Hills Team
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Melanie M wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such an amazing place to experience Botswana! We loved the beautiful rooms with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The staff was exceptional, especially our guide, Allen. Our game drives were spectacular, lots of animals and birds. I would highly recommend this lovely lodge.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge, Marketing at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 10 Jun 2022
Dear MelanieM Thank you for your wonderful recommendation for our beautiful lodge, also for your acknowledgement of our amazing staff and guides. Warm regards Ghoha Hills Marketing
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Julian W wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights at Ghoha Hills and loved every minute! Perched up on the hill the luxurious tents offer amazing views to the horizon of Chobe National Park. The Half day game drive (6 hrs) was plenty for us and we lucked into a pack of Wild dogs that we observed for 2 hours with no other vehicles around. The afternoons were spent around the pool, sipping a cold drink and watching the wild life come to the water hole directly in front of the lodge. The staff, setting, service and comfort are world class!!! I want to come back and book the entire lodge with my friends and family. Bravo to Ghoha Hills Lodge for making our Botswana experience unforgettable!
Julian Werts
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Date of stay: October 2022
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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Response from Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge, Marketing at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
Responded 07 Nov 2022
Dear Julian Thank you! World class staff, service, comfort and setting and pack of Wild dogs, happy all of this made your stay with us unforgettable. We look forward to welcoming your whole family back for a stay. Warm regards Ghoha Hills Team
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LaBu asked a question Oct 2017
San Francisco, California240 contributions166 helpful votes
Are the rooms and common areas nonsmoking?
Answer from GlobetrotterDK1967
Charlottenlund, Denmark296 contributions47 helpful votes
The rooms are smoke free and never seen anybody smoke.
sykescreeklady62 asked a question Mar 2016
Merritt Island, Florida105 contributions36 helpful votes
Are shampoo, hair conditioner and/or mosquito spray made available? Thanks.
Answer from haina70
Gaborone, Botswana
Yes. Amenities are complementary
Gernot B asked a question Jan 2016
1 contribution3 helpful votes
is the lodge accessible by 2x4 Volkswagen Kombi?
Answer from LBucceri
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Dear Alexandra123, Thank you for your message. Please find the information you require below: 1) How far is it from Livingstone? Livingstone to Ghoha Hills is approx 212km’s (4hrs 50mins) 2) Is it worth the extra travel time for a two days visit? Yes definitely– to experience the world famous Savuti Marsh 3) What is the best way to travel to Ghoha Hills Savuti from Livingstone (rent a car or coordinate a ride) with a 4x4 vehicle, Tarred road from Livingstone to Kachikau, 50km of dirt road from Kachikau to Ghoha gate and 7km’s from Ghoha gate to Ghoha Hills Lodge. 4) Any recommendations for booking a Safari during the visit? Any help would be much appreciated! I hope we are able to make it work! Thank you! Two nights at Ghoha Hills Lodge is advisable for a full day game drive at the Savuti Marsh. Regards, The Ghoha Hills team
emmaredrob wrote a tip Jan 2024
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Same-day laundry service is included in your stay which was so helpful since we packed light for the small planes."
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Alejandro C wrote a tip Nov 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You do see more animals very early although it could be any time"
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Brandon H wrote a tip Jul 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The only major thing that I would give us a tip is to ask for a room closer to the main area of the lodge, as it can be quite a walk, uphill"
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JKH_GA_USA wrote a tip Aug 2022
Canton, Georgia162 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The main area is up a hill. If you have mobility issues, ask for a tent closest to the restaurant."
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Suniti N wrote a tip Jul 2022
8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every room is beautiful"
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PRICE RANGE
R 24,125 - R 31,868 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictChobe National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans
What are some of the property amenities at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans?
Top room amenities include a desk, extra long beds, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans have airport transportation?
Yes, Ghoha Hills / Nogatsaa Pans offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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