Chobe Marina Lodge with its lush expansive gardens is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the legendary Fish Eagle, warthog, squirrel, mongoose, Vervet monkeys and fruit bat. With the world-renowned Chobe National Park just 10-minutes from Chobe Marina Lodge, an encounter with Africa’s awesome foursome (elephant, leopard, lion and buffalo) is bound to occur.
Chobe Marina Lodge activities include a leisurely sightseeing cruise to Sedudu Island, or for a more thrilling activity why not try your hand at fishing for the famed Tiger Fish, which inhabits the Chobe and Kasai River systems. A riverboat cruise to the park will introduce you to a totally different game viewing experience.
After a day’s outing visiting the many attractions in the area, take a quick dip in the sparkling swimming pool. If golf is your pastime of choice, you can enjoy a game at the nearby course.
Chobe National Park Game Viewing
Game drives in the Chobe National Park offer excellent game viewing opportunities. If you allow yourself adequate time here you will probably see nearly all the major species: giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, tsessebe, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, eland and accompanying predators including lion, hyena, jackal, bat-eared fox and possibly even cheetah and wild dog.
Make sure your itinerary includes a sundowner cruise down the Chobe River to view the wildlife, including numerous bird species, as you drift slowly down a side channel, where the silence is only broken by birdcalls. From the comfort of your boat view mighty elephant, giraffe, hippo and other wild animals returning to the Chobe River to quench their thirst.
Sightseeing cruise to Sedudu Island
No trip to Chobe would be complete without including a leisurely sightseeing cruise to Sedudu Island, which is submerged by floods for several months of the year. Sedudu Island is a perfect venue from which to marvel a truly magnificent African sunset, whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. The sundowner river cruise is a must for viewing and photographic opportunities.
Fishing the Famed Tiger Fish
A prime attraction to Chobe would be the coveted, majestic and powerful Tiger Fish (Hydrocynusvittatus) which is considered by many as the top freshwater game fish in the world. For a thrilling experience you can try your hand at fishing for this famed Tiger Fish, which inhabit the Chobe River. If you are looking to add another story to the list of “the one that got away” the Tiger Fish would have to be your number one choice.
Health and Beauty Spa
The Kwa Maningi Beauty Spa offers a full menu of pampering treatments comprising restorative body services, from facials to hand and feet treatments, conducted by our team of carefully selected professional beauty therapists. Each treatment has been designed to ease the tensions and provide total relaxation and well being. The Beauty Mobile Spa was specially created to provide guests with a service to restore both mind, body and spirit so that they can feel fully refreshed.
Bungee Jumping – Victoria Falls
Experience a pure adrenaline rush as you face one of Africa’s top tourist attractions. Scream your lungs out as you plummet 111 metres down into the Batoka gorge. The bungee jump operates off the Victoria Falls Bridge. With over 50,000 people having committed themselves to the thrill of jumping off of this bridge, there is still a 100% safety record. Challenge the limits of the mind by leaping off of this impressive bridge.
White Water Rafting – Victoria Falls
This is the wildest white water on the planet and the actual experience surpasses this analogy. White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls has been classified by the British Canoe Union as Grade 5 – “extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops and pressure areas”. The Zambezi River is classified as a high volume; pool-drop river as there is little exposed rock either in the rapid or the pools below the rapids.
Chobe Marina Lodge offers a well-stocked curio shop with a diverse selection of handpicked arts and crafts from the surrounding areas. It is the ideal place to pick up that ‘out of Africa’ gift for loved ones back home or treat yourself to a personal reminder of your travels to one of Africa’s most beautiful corners. Our Chobe Marina safari clothing range will ensure you to look the part on safari. We also stock a full range of essential necessities for those forgetful few that have travelled without their toiletries (cosmetics).