Providing the quintessential African wilderness experience, this imposing lodge is set on an escarpment edge and boasts uninterrupted views of the floodplains of the Chobe River and Caprivi Strip. The only lodge in the area, Muchenje offers guests an exclusive base from which to explore the untouched treasures of Africa. Striving to offer guests first-class African hospitality in accommodation that is personalized, comfortable and painstakingly decorated, this is the epitome of paradise. Located on the western side of Botswana’s popular Chobe National Park, days at Muchenje can be spent exploring the park and the beautiful environs with the help of the lodge’s expert tour guides.
Guests can join morning, afternoon and all-day guided safaris in specially adapted 4×4 vehicles. There’s even the famous ‘Night Eyes’ tour that explores the park by night in the hope of catching sight of the animals at their busiest. Experts in the hunting ground and rest spots of all the favorite game, the tour guides will do their best to show you everything from elephants to giraffe and buffalo in their natural habitats. The area is also known for its lion and leopard population, and is a popular destination for birding enthusiasts.
The lodge offers eleven beautifully refurbished thatched safari-style bungalows, ensuring total exclusivity and intimacy. Each bungalow has its own private verandah with wonderful views of the nearby River Chobe. While offering an authentic African experience, every chalet is equipped with home comforts such as spacious en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and electric safes. The communal areas of the lodge offer a number of cozy spots to relax and socialize with other guests and the magnificent views of the Chobe to be enjoyed from the natural swimming pool or the fireside deck.
Muchenje prides itself on their commitment to providing a range of quality, expertly led safari tours. During a game drive through the park, guests can hope to see the full range of safari favorites – buffalo, lion and elephant abound. However, the region is also home to several antelope species, hippo pods and ancient crocodiles.