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Eva S
Culver City, California

Experiencing the simplicity and elegant art of glam camping in Namibia!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 Jul 2021via mobile
Continuing with our 21 days odyssey through Namibia, we arrived at Chobe River Camp at midday ... and as usual during Covid time, very few guests were at the camp...
We, two ladies from California, loved the comfort, the elegant simplicity and solitude of the camp... it was truly a pleasure to sit back, raise our feet and look out, for a couple of hours, across the river toward Botswana 's. Chobe National Park ...and then later in the afternoon, we went on a river cruise which was truly exceptional ...
After staying at many premium lodges of the Gondwana collection ...experiencing this glam camp was a highlight on our self-drive tour through Namibia ....
We had the best sleep at the camp even though we were abruptly awaken by the growl of hyenas and grunt of hippos .... Dinner ... breakfast were all top ...
We just wish we had more than 1 night at the camp to truly enjoy the adventurous wondrous of this area of Namibia ...
In the morning , we were nicely surprise to find out that our rental 4x4 Toyota Fortuner were newly wash and ready for us for our next leg of our journey ...
Absolutely the best top service ... we received from Gondwana . Audrey Bock, our travel consultant, who graciously and timely, in a matter of 2 weeks time , put together for us , the most wonderful itinerary, premium transportation and premium accommodations... for our entire 3000 miles road trip in Namibia .... and furthermore, ...without breaking the bank 😉and jeopardizing our children inheritance 😄
Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 30 Jul 2021
Thank you very much for the beautiful words! We are truly happy that you are enjoying the 21 days through Namibia.

Warm regards
Geena
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      Reviewed 28 July 2021

      Fantastic stay at Chobe River Camp with friends this July. The staff was friendly and extremely patient with a horde of kids! Many thanks Nelson and the team for accommodating us and making our camping stay so pleasant!

      Date of stay: July 2021
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      Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2021

      Thank you very much for the great review Carin B! We are so glad that you had a great stay and hope to welcome you back soon.

      Warm regards
      Geena

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      Reviewed 24 July 2021

      We absolutely loved our stat at Chobe River Camp. The chalets are very clean and comfortable, raised above the river, with great views. Ideal for bird watching. The staff were friendly and professional. There was a nice selection for breakfast (no buffet due to covid) and the dinner was tasty and enormous. I can highly recommend the sundowner cruise, as most of the game is on the Botswana side of the river. The Chobe river must be the best river for game viewing from the boat. It was very quiet, as very few people can travel during lockdown. We were very privileged to be there. Loved it and hope to be back.

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

      Thank you so much for the great review Angela C! We are pleased to learn about your fantastic stay and hope to welcome you back soon.

      Warm regards
      Geena

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      Reviewed 13 July 2021

      Lovely spot but they can do more about grass - next to river but grass is dead
      Campsites is neat and sootable for a family but not for more than one couple as the bathroom is open to living space.
      Staff friendly

      Date of stay: July 2021
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      Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2021

      Thank you for the review. We appreciate your input and we hope to welcome you back soon.

      Warm regards
      Geena

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      Reviewed 9 July 2021

      A group of us spent 2 nights at Chobe River Camp .The location is spectacular for game on the river, and we loved the tented chalets for our accommodation .It was clean, the staff very polite and camp grounds kept very nicely. Our stay was during lockdown so therefore not many people, but nevertheless a most enjoyable stay. food a little slow in service, but very good menu.

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      Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2021

      Thank you very much for the review Fiona992! We are pleased to hear that you had a good stay and hope to welcome you back soon.

      Warm regards
      Geena

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      Reviewed 29 May 2021

      My second visit to Chobe River Camp and first to the new camp site. What a pleasure!! Vast improvement - your own ablution , shaded kitchen area with stoop, lawn to pitch up your tent.
      Staff at the Camp very friendly and helpful, good food.
      I can only recommend to visit Chobe especially when the river has water. Seldom seen so much wildlife during a boat trip.

      Date of stay: May 2021
      Thank ingolft
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      Bernd Grahl, Owner at Chobe River Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2021

      Thank you for the feedback ingolft! we hope that your second visit won't be your last!

      Kind regards
      Geena Visagie

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