Uniquely located in the north-eastern corner of Botswana where the four African nations of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia converge, Chobe Marina Lodge is surrounded by the natural beauty of Africa.
Kasane is at the north-eastern boundary of the Chobe National Park. With a perfect location right on the Chobe River, the Chobe Marina Lodge is just a few kilometres from the entrance to Chobe National Park and 10 minutes from the airport.
The town of Kasane lies on the South bank of the Chobe River. For years tourists have been using Kasane as a gateway to the Chobe National Park and it was from this town that David Livingstone made his greatest ‘find’, Mosi-oa-tunya (Victoria Falls) which is a short two-hour drive away.
Kasane and its road links make it a popular point for tourists to the park as well as those including it in an itinerary taking in the Okavango Delta. Kasane is the northern end of the tarred highway from Francistown and Gaborone which is an artery between Southern and Central Africa.
Chobe National Park
With the world-renowned Chobe National Park just 10 minutes from Chobe Marina, an encounter with Africa’s awesome foursome (elephant, leopard, lion and buffalo) is bound to occur. Take a river boat trip and discover life on the river as well as a totally different game viewing experience as you cruise along the Chobe River. Enjoy the soft flow of the water as you gently glide along and have sightings of elephant, hippo, buffalo and crocodiles.
The river also attracts an abundance of bird life with well over 480 species in this region. Why not try your hand at fishing for the famed Tiger Fish, which inhabit the Chobe and Kasai River systems, or if golf’s your sport you can enjoy a game at the nearby golf course. Whatever you wish to see and do the Lodge will happily arrange your leisure outing.
The most remarkable feature of the Chobe National Park is its huge concentration of elephants (38 000) and also its great natural beauty. The park has an amazing variety of habitats, which range from floodplains to verdant grasslands and thickets bordering the Chobe River.
The Chobe National Park has an amazing variety of game and many brilliantly coloured birds. You can see 4 of the Big 5 in Chobe: elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo and unfortunately sighting of the rhino is very rare.
Victoria Falls, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, is designated a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking trail through the rainforest taking in its impressive beauty and expanse. The destination has become one of Africa’s adventure capitals. Test your fear of heights by bungee jumping off the railway bridge. If that doesn’t get your adrenalin pumping then strap on a life jacket and board a rubber dingy for some exciting white water river rafting!
The Caprivi area is the panhandle strip in north-eastern Namibia. It has been described as Namibia’s answer to the Okavango Delta, to the west, you will find a fascinating region full of wildlife-rich game parks and numerous of bird-watching and sightseeing opportunities. In the many parks in the Caprivi Strip you can see up to 400 bird species, including squacco herons, longtoed plovers, western banded snake eagles, lesser blue-eared starlings and many more.
Situated in the northern part of Botswana is Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Chobe National Park is famous for its huge herds of elephants and the combination of seasonal floodplains and grasslands means you can enjoy a game drive in the morning and a river cruise in the afternoon. The Okavango Delta gives you a chance to have a real African experience. Activities can include game drives, dugout canoe rides and nature walks.