Kubu Lodge is an intimate destination on the banks of Chobe River in the heart of Botswana. Located in the small village of Kazungula, the charming little lodge is nestled beneath majestic ebony and wild fig trees, fronted by a sweeping lawn that stretches down to the river’s edge. As it’s just two kilometers upstream from where the river joins the famous Zambezi – the meeting place of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia – it couldn’t be more perfectly positioned. What’s more, as opposed to the large African safari hotel style, Kubu offers only eleven thatched cottages, each raised on a private wooden deck and overlooking the river.
Endeavoring to provide guests with a uniquely African experience without sacrificing any home comforts, the lodge’s cottages all offer en suite bathrooms and come with fans, mosquito nets and tea/coffee-making facilities, ensuring that guests can truly unwind in comfort after a long day of exploring the area. Foodies won’t be disappointed by the lodge’s world-class restaurant, offering delicious African and European cuisine. As it’s set high over the banks of the river, guests can enjoy dinner al fresco under the African skies on the restaurant’s deck, or steal away to the private boma.
The nearby Chobe National Park offers all of the game activities travelers could wish for in an authentic African wilderness. Famous for its elephant and lion population, the park is the ideal place to enjoy an open game tour.
A motorboat cruise along the riverbanks is another popular pursuit, especially with a view to experience the plethora of bird species along the river trail. If you’d like to go by foot, the lodge’s nature trail runs for two kilometers through a lush mix of riverine fauna and woodland. Guests may even be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the extremely shy Chobe Bushbuck, or the bolder families of mongoose that abide in the area.
To complete the line-up, a day trip to Victoria Falls, just an hour’s drive away, is highly advised, and your hosts will be only to happy to arrange this for you.
- Internet Access
- Secure Parking
- Credit Card
- Laundry Service