This exclusive wilderness bush camp with easy access from Kasane in Northern Botswana is situated in the heart of the Kalahari – Kavango Transfrontier Conservation Area which covers nearly 20 million hectares of prime wildlife areas.
We have developed the ideal 4×4 bush camp and self-drive destination in a wilderness area only 25 minutes drive from Kasane. Close enough to visit the Chobe river but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Kasane. Chobe Forest Camp meets all the requirements for an eco-lodge with very low impact on the ecosystem while still providing a very high standard of facilities.
Exclusive wilderness camp, Botswana – the camp epitomises what is so special about Botswana. Surrounded by millions of hectares of unfenced wilderness teaming with wildlife the camp is situated in a true wilderness area and at one with nature.
Fall asleep to the calls of Spotted Hyena and relax in our viewing hide to watch an array of different species come in to quench their thirst at the local water pan. Chobe forest camp offers spectacular wildlife opportunities.
BOTSWANA 4X4 CAMP SELF DRIVE DESTINATION
The facilities include the following:
- 9 campsites (max 6 per camp)
- 3 complete luxury tents (max 4 per tent) on wooden decks with views of the pan. Each with extra comfortable king size beds, ensuite bathroom and shower ‘with a view’
- 1 office/reception
- Swimming pool
- Viewing hide and relaxing lounge with wifi
- Private ablutions of high standard for each campsite
- Borehole with crystal clear water
- Solar system for all power needs
- Biorock sewerage system for enviro friendly waste management and recycling of grey water
A short walk from the luxury tents you will find the hide where you can enjoy viewing game from a raised deck overlooking the pan and waterhole. The hide was built back into a large anthill surrounded by bush and trees with a close range view of the waterhole which attracts a large number of wildlife including Buffalo, Elephant, Sable, Impala, Lion, Hyena, Leopard, Baboon and Warthog.
The camp is completely run on solar power with special care taken to preserve the environment and the use of the latest waste management.
Where is Chobe Forest Camp?
From Kasane in Northern Botswana travel south on the A1 towards Nata. After 40 kms turn left on the cutline. After approximately 2.5 kms the camp is on your right hand side.
The ideal 4×4 self-drive destination
“Surrounded by raw nature and big 5 wilderness…”
The camp is positioned in the Kasane Forest Reserve and is bordered by the Lesoma Forest Reserve to the North. The Kazuma National Park in Zimbabwe is to the east. This in turn borders Hwange the largest national park in Zimbabwe. The Chobe National Park and game
management areas are found to the west and combined they form probably the largest wilderness area found in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. There’s no urban development or settled areas nearby so you are surrounded by raw nature & big 5 wilderness.
“Phenomenal wildlife sightings from the hide…”
The habitat is typical mixed bushveld with Mopane, Leadwood, Rhodesian teak , Acacia and Baobab trees and sweet grasses typical of the Northern plains.
The area is known for large herds of Giraffe, some of the larger Sable and Roan herds in Botswana as well as huge Buffalo herds which move through seasonally. Elephants are common and all predators are present. High numbers of Spotted Hyena are found around the camp and can be heard calling every night.
WILD DOGS & PREDATORS
A pack of 20 Wild Dogs passed through the camp 3 times during construction phase and a large pride of Lions are resident to this area. Leopard and Cheetah tracks are seen and a female Leopard drinks at the local pan.
In the north east corner of the camp there is a natural pan which holds water for most part of the year but we will pump when necessary to keep a permanent water source for the game. This promises phenomenal game sighting opportunities from the hide.