Bakwena Lodge

Chobe, Botswana

Four countries on your doorstep

Bakwena Lodge is an eco-luxury retreat on the banks of the Chobe River close to the friendly village of Kazangula. It sits just 1.5kms from the meeting place of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana, surrounded by the Chobe National Park and forest reserve, and just 90kms from Victoria Falls.

The Lodge comprises ten rondavel style chalets, two of which are family units,  and all situated under the shady canopy of Acacia trees, surrounded by indigenous riverine bush. Each chalet offers laid-back luxury with its own raised deck overlooking the river, built-in daybeds and an inside/outside bathroom offering the must-do experience of showering under an African night sky surrounded by the sounds of the bush. The main lodge boasts expansive, airy interiors and stylish décor with contemporary design alongside carefully selected authentic African pieces. Dishes served in the restaurant are inspired by traditional Setswana cuisine and the Rain Tree bar, overlooking the river, is the perfect spot for an evening cocktail.

Chobe is home to Africa’s largest elephant population so game drives, boat cruises and nature walks revolve largely around observing these magnificent creatures. You may also wish to try bird watching, visit a local village, hop across the river to Namibia’s Impalila Island, fish for Tigerfish or take a river cruise.

Perfectly placed to offer the unique attraction of four different countries on your doorstep, as well as a whole host of activities, Bakwena Lodge offers a uniquely diverse and endlessly engaging safari experience.

You will love

  • Outstanding wildlife
  • Classic Delta landscape
  • National Geographic film makers Dereck and Beverly Joubert
  • A Relais & Chateaux property and National Geographic ‘Unique Lodge of the World

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.

Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

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Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

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