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Anton and Karin Muller
Windhoek, Namibia

Chobe April

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 May 2021via mobile
We started our trip staying in Rundu the first night and then 3 nights at the chalets in Camp Chobe. The rooms overlook the Chobe river and is well layed out. Although not a great variety, the food at the lodge in the evenings were well prepared and good. The stand out feature of this lodge is the boat trip on the Chobe river. It really is an awesome experience – we saw a herd of buffalo of between 200-300, and the game is in abundance with everything from elephants, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, Kudu, Impala and fish eagles to mention only a few. The highlight was an elephant crossing in the full moon when we turned back to the lodge.

The disappointing aspect of this trip is seeing the river swamped with fishing nets – some of them literally over the span of the river. This will most definitely deplete the fishing resource in this area – with the follow on effect on other species such as fish eagles etc. We literally saw 10 nets in the 30 minutes on our way back to the lodge.

The swimming pool is nicely situated overlooking the river with umbrellas and pool lounge chairs.

To summarise the lodge is well maintained, staff is friendly and very helpful. The only criticism is the cleaning of rooms that needs improvement. Again as per review with Namushasha lodge the booking office in Windhoek needs improvement. To reserve, confirm and pay for a booking seems a mission as we had to make several follow-up calls and emails to get this done. Fellow tourists also expressed their concern in this regard.
Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2021

we arrived at the camp to stay there one night. it was fantastic. the camp sites are clean and the "huts" with bathrooms & kitchen were great! the main building is fantastic and looks directly onto the water. what makes this place special is of course the chobe & chobe park. we did a sundowner cruise and saw many animals. fantastic.

Room tip: the camp sites are great
Date of stay: May 2021
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Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

Dear Michael F,

Thank you so much for taking time to leave us this amazing review. We are really excited to know that we were able to offer you such a unique experience. Please come back again when you get the chance!

Kind regards
Koney

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Reviewed 10 May 2021

Our recent stay at Chobe River Camp was fantastic! We love the adventurous location on the river & the tents were elegantly decorated. Simple, functional & comfortable.
All the staff were friendly, greeting us each time, professional & well trained. Beauty at front desk was an angel to straighten out our booking. I was responsible for the error but she acted quickly & got it sorted.
The guides for river trips were excellent as well. They were so interesting & have so much knowledge about the animals. Our stay of 3 nights was too short. But we'll be back! Great lodge!

Date of stay: May 2021
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Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

Thank you for the 5-star feedback lgaranflo. It is awesome to hear that you will be returning again!

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Reviewed 2 May 2021

Beautiful location, a little difficult to find the way as there is just one sign at the main road. Plain tented camps, but with all You need. Nice swimmingpool wit panoramic view and homely outside dining area. Great boat trips at the river, especially when the river is high (march), lots of animals can be seen a the river bank.

Date of stay: March 2021
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Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback Regina_march_2021. It has been wonderful to know you! We take into consideration your comment about the sign, which we will ensure to address accordingly. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can cater to your needs again in the future.

Kind regards
Koney



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Reviewed 27 April 2021

The boat trip with Nelson was the highlight. We took the 3 Hour sunset boat cruise on both days. We saw a lot of elephants and crocodiles and he even showed us lions and hyenas! This was our first time during April and the River was full so you can cruise next to the Botswana border. Food was very good!

Date of stay: April 2021
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Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2021

Dear LoveTravel306881,

Thank you for your support and for spreading the word about us. We hope to welcome you again soon with twice the heart, love and hospitality.

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Reviewed 14 April 2021

The location of the camp is stunning, the campsites are uptodate and nicely equipped although the tented camp itself seems to need some refurbishment after the years of operation.
Nevertheless, the boat cruises give fantastic options to watch the game from the water side and in the Chobe river itself. It could be more strictly ahered to the current hygiene protocols.

Date of stay: April 2021
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Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2021

Dear jwlwer,

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We really appreciate the time and effort you have spent to share your insightful comments and suggestions, which will be seriously considered.

We wish you a great time ahead and we hope you won't hesitate to let us know if we can cater to your needs again.

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