• Highest concentration of elephants in Africa on lodge's doorstep
  • Full service spa, including treetop treatment room
  • Three family suites featuring an extra bedroom
  • Sundowner cruises on the Chobe River in our customised boats
  • Families with children of all ages welcome
  • Air-conditioned lodge

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is accessible by road and air. Kasane has its own international airport, which is approximately 10 minutes away by road.

Flights and road transfers are available to / from Livingstone in Zambia. Road transfers take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.


The camp is accessible by air from:

  • Maun (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Sanctuary Chief's Camp airstrip (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Sanctuary Stanley's/Baines' Camps airstrip (1 hour 40 minutes)
  • Livingstone (30 minutes)

Please note the luggage restriction for all flights is 20kg per person in a soft-sided bag.

Green season usually begins in late November and lasts through early March. This season has hot sunny days with occasional afternoon thundershowers cooling down the surrounding area. Average daily temperatures range from 20°C-38°C. The dry season runs from late May to early October. In winter (June–August) temperatures can plummet as low as 0°C at night with a daily maximum of around 26°C-28°C.

Clothing should be cool and comfortable. Greens, browns and khaki coloured clothing are advisable for safaris especially when doing a walking safari. We suggest long sleeves and long trousers and for morning and evenings due to mosquitoes and a fleece jacket as it could be cold early mornings. Sturdy and comfortable shoes are essential. A complimentary overnight laundry service is offered in the camp.

Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are essential. Binoculars and good cameras are an absolute must. The camp provides a torch as well as complimentary mosquito repellent and toiletries.

We advise all travellers to take precautions against malaria and we recommend speaking with your GP or personal physician four to six weeks before departure. Travellers from or through countries which have been declared yellow fever infected areas must provide an international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever upon arrival into Botswana.

All extras can be paid for with Visa, MasterCard and traveller’s cheques. US dollars, Pounds, Euros and Rands are also accepted; however change will be given in the local currency. Diners Card and American Express Cards are not accepted.

Tipping is not obligatory but generally accepted rates are $15 per guest per day for the guide and $15 per guest per day for the rest of the staff.

Sanctuary  Chobe  Chilwero  prides  itself  on  its  personalised  services.  Please  let  us  know  if  you  have  any  special  requests, interests,  dietary requirements,  allergies or medical conditions.

Guests  celebrating  their  honeymoon  will  receive  special  surprises  during  their  stay.  All  attempts  are  made  to  keep honeymooners separate  from other guests.

Our honeymoon services include:

•  Sparkling wine and romantic bath in guest rooms

•  Private dinner at the pool

•  Complimentary 15 minute hand or foot massage

•  Private bush sundowners (dependent on vehicle availability)

We welcome children of all ages at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero.

Our friendly guides will be able to offer dedicated children’s activities. Find water and identify edible plants in the bush. Learn how to make rope  out of natural materials.

Children aged 15 years and younger are  required to share with an adult. The camp is able to accommodate triples in the family suites. Private vehicle  must be  booked for children aged 5 years and younger. Housekeepers are able to baby sit children while  guests are  on an activity. 

Breakfast,  lunch,  snacks  during  activities  and  dinners  are  all  included  in  your  stay.  Breakfast  is served  before  the  morning game  activity.  During  your  morning  game  viewing  activity,  coffee,  tea  and a  selection  of  pastries  and  biscuits  will  be  served out  in  the  bush.  Lunch  will  be  enjoyed  back  at the  camp.  Afternoon  and  evening  game  drives  include  classic  sundowner cocktails  and  canapés  at specially  selected  spots  before  returning  to  the  camp  for  pre-dinner  drinks  and  dinner.  Romantic private  dinners  on  your  room  deck  or  by  the  pool  can  be  arranged  upon  request.  With  prior  notice, our  camps  are  able  to arrange  halaal  meals,  however,  please  note  our  kitchens  aren’t  strictly  halaal and  our  chefs  are  not  trained  in  halaal  food preparation. Unfortunately,  we  are  unable  to arrange kosher meals.

Meals typically consist of the following:

•  Breakfast:  Continental and full English Breakfast

•  Lunch: Table d’Hote

•  Dinner:  Table  d’Hote,  3  course  meal with 2 to 3 choices,  one  being a vegetarian

Summer Schedule:  September - April

•  05:30 Wakeup call

•  06:00 Breakfast

•  06:30 Option to depart for morning game viewing

•  AM Option to enjoy additional activities

•  12:00 Lunch

•  PM     Option to enjoy additional activities

•  16:30 Option to depart for afternoon game viewing

•  20:30 Dinner

Winter Schedule:  May - August

•  06:00 Wakeup call

•  06:30 Breakfast

•  07:00 Depart for morning game viewing

•  AM     Option to enjoy additional activities

•  11:30 Lunch

•  PM     Option to enjoy additional activities

•  16:00 Depart for afternoon game viewing

•  20:00 Dinner

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Photographic Safari Cruise

Sundowner cruise

* Age limits apply

Tour of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Seasonal or on request

Safety Policies & Procedures

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Conservation & Community


The Dipetsana Women’s Bike Shop employs five local women in Kasane.


Sanctuary Retreats has partnered with Rhino Conservation Botswana, the Botswana Defence Forces and others to translocate 20 rhino, both black and white, from South Africa to Botswana where they will be safer from poachers.


School children participate in a two-day excursion with activities structured around raising appreciation of the African elephant. These children gain awareness of this species’ importance in the ecosystem.


Stay 5 nights across our safari lodges and camps in East and Southern Africa and receive your 5th night free.

  • Valid for stays from 1st December 2023 - 31st May 2024
  • Book by 31st January 2024
  • Applicable on all Sanctuary lodges in East and Southern Africa
  • Offer can be combined with long stay discount but not with other offers
  • Excluding Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Olonana and Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
  • Subject to availability
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time

Click here to find out more

Experience a honeymoon like no other with Sanctuary Retreats.

Spend your honeymoon at our portfolio of luxury safari camps and lodges and receive 50% off your stay for you or your partner.

This special offer can be combined with our existing long stay discount for even greater savings.

  • Offer valid for new bookings from 15th September 
  • Valid for travel between 15th September 2023 - 31 December 2024
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Valid for travel within 6 months of marriage certificate
  • Can be combined with the long stay discount
  • Cannot be combined with other offers
  • Offer does not apply to GK Suite at Sanctuary Chief's Camp, GK Suite at Sanctuary Olonana or Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time

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We will be waiving our single supplement for all camps and lodges across East and Southern Africa in April 2024 and October 2024, as well as in all low season months.

  • Valid on new bookings from 28th Jul 2023
  • Subject to availability 

Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:

  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%

To find out more about this offer, please refer to the rates of each of our properties.


  • Offer can be applied to single and multi-camp stays at any of Sanctuary Retreats’ camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia
  • Percentage discount varies based on selected property, seasonality and length of stay.
  • Please see selected property page for rates
  • Discount not valid on peak season bookings at Sanctuary Chief's Camp - please enquire for details
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