Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe)

Ngoma Safari Lodge accommodation

Ngoma Safari Lodge offers accommodation at a small boutique lodge; that offers unrivaled panoramic views over the game-rich floodplain and Chobe River. Stay in a river-facing suite together with a private plunge pool (2 can accommodate a child of 10 years +).

Situated in Northern Botswana; Ngoma Safari Lodge is within the Chobe Forest Reserve which borders the western edge of Chobe National Park. It is 55 kilometers away from Kasane town and 135 kilometers from the mighty Victoria Falls.  As Ngoma Safari Lodge is away from the busy Kasane town; where many large hotels and lodges are; an authentic feeling of intimacy and privacy is certainly found. Furthermore; both walking and night drives are permitted here; unlike in Chobe National Park itself.

Lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant are very often seen; while hippo, crocodile, giraffe, sable, and roan antelope also call the Chobe Forest Reserve home. The flood plain also attracts large migratory herds of zebra; that follows a 300 mile round trip between the Angola basin and Chobe; making it; in fact; the longest terrestrial migration route in Africa.

Also; bird lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to bird watching in Chobe National Park and Forest Reserve.

About Ngoma Safari Lodge

The development of the lodge was a joint community and privately funded project; in association with the Chobe Enclave Conservation Trust (CECT). Through its socially responsible efforts; the lodge enriches the lives of those living within this community; directly from a land lease fee and bed levy; as well as employment. Its design is focused on best environmental practices ensuring a reduced carbon footprint; wherever possible.

Made from local materials and designed to blend into the natural surroundings; Ngoma Safari Lodge is an intimate accommodation option located in a private oasis. Generously spaced-out suites offer guests privacy, luxury, and panoramic views.

Perched on the edge of a plateau overlooking the Chobe flood plain; the Lodge’s central guest areas consist of a reception, dining area, bar, swimming pool, sundeck, and viewing platform.

Ngoma Safari Lodge main areas
Ngoma Safari Lodge main areas

Ngoma Safari Lodge Accommodation:

All 8 x thatched river-facing suites have spacious internal and external living areas. These feature a bath, an inside and also outside shower, overhead fans, air conditioning, mini-bar, tea, and coffee facilities; including a Nespresso machine. Also; each suite has a private plunge pool; conveniently located in the outdoor living area.

All the suites have large bay windows to provide 180-degree views of the river and floodplain below.

Ngoma Safari Lodge private plunge pool
Ngoma Safari Lodge private plunge pool

Family safari accommodation:
Two of the eight suites also have sofa beds that can be used as triple rooms; therefore recommended for children between 10 and 11 years old.

Ngoma Safari Lodge Activities:

Game Walks on the concession escorted by an armed Professional Guide,
A full day Game Activity includes cruising on the Chobe River and driving within the Chobe National Park. Together with a sumptuous picnic lunch; as well as drinks,
Day time Game Drives into Chobe National Park,
Thrilling night safaris on the Chobe Forest concession,
Full day boat cruises on the Chobe River,
Birding – Due to the region’s wealth of varied habitats; including watering holes, forests, and flood plains; a vast range of resident and migratory birds; over 450 bird species; are attracted to this area.
Other activities include visits to the local primary school and village. As well as sundowners in the Chobe Forest Reserve.

Accommodation Rates and Specials at Ngoma Safari Lodge

Ngoma Safari Lodge Rates and Inclusions
Rates in US$ per person per nightPer personSingle supplementChildren from 10 – 11 years old
11th January until 31st March 2022 and
11th January until 31st March 2023
1st April until 31st May 2022 and
1st April until 31st May 2023
1st June until 31st October 2022 and
1st June until 31st October 2023
1st November 2022 until 10th January 2023 and
1st November 2023 until 10th January 2024

Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airport transfers; from Kasane or Kazungula borders, taxes, levies, and national park fees. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages excluding imported and premium drinks; are also included.

Premium imported drinks, international flights, travel insurance, visas, and discretionary tips.
Furthermore; Machaba Safaris Conservation and Community Levy of USD 15 is charged per person per night.

Stay three nights and only pay for two

Valid from 15th November until 31st March (Excluding 20th December to 6th January) every year.

The other Machaba properties in Botswana are Machaba Camp, Gomoti Plains Camp, and Kiri Camp or you can combine all three lodges for a really special 9 night Botswana safari and get 3 free nights.

Ngoma Safari Lodge (Chobe)
Ngoma Safari Lodge
Chobe Botswana

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