Chobe Water Villas – Namibia

A small resort located on a river in Namibia, Africa, the Chobe Water Villas Resort is perfect for wildlife lovers who are looking for a place to stay that combines luxury and adventure all in one. Due to the resort's location next to the Chobe National Park, you'll find a large number of different species to view and photograph during your stay, particularly elephants. You'll also find 16 overwater rooms that are gently perched on the edge of the Chobe River. Though these rooms aren't what you would normally think of as overwater villas as they aren't not completely located over the water, they still offer a partially overwater experience.

These large rooms feature both a front and rear deck, each offering stunning views of the natural landscape. Within the rooms you'll find custom made furniture, indigenous textiles and glass doors that stretch from the floor to the ceiling. In addition you'll find a mini bar and coffee making area. Room service and Wi-Fi are also included in each stay. Outside of the rooms you'll find a restaurant and a bar, a library and a pool. Though the nightly rate may be more than some budgets will allow, if you have the money, this resort is a great choice.

Location

The Chobe Water Villas Resort is located in the African country of Namibia at the very eastern tip of the Caprivi Strip that is also known as the Zambezi Region.

16 Rooms/villas/suites

  • Beds: one kingsize bed or two full size beds
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Entertainment system: None
  • Room service: Available

Special features in all villas

  • 180 degree views of the Chobe River and the Chobe National Park
  • Private front terrace
  • Sun loungers
  • Private rear terrace
  • Sunset views
  • Double vanity
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors
  • Mosquito net
  • Room safe
  • Stocked mini bar
  • Hair dryer
  • Rechargeable flashlight
  • Tea and coffee making station

Rates

  • Low season online specials from US$1,024 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,942 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • A 36 seat restaurant
  • Cocktail bar and lounge

Resort features

  • Infinity pool
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Lounge
  • Sunbathing areas
  • Conservation pits and open fires
  • Library lounge
  • Activity and adventure desk
  • Boardroom
  • Laundry service

Spa

There is no spa on-site.

Nearby activities

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Sunset cruises
  • Victoria Falls
  • Birding excursions
  • Cultural village tours
  • Fishing tours
  • Photographic river cruises

What the reviews say

Most of the reviews are quite positive, though there are a few complaints here and there. Mostly, guests are a bit unnerved by the large amount of bugs in their room. Other guests said that they knew there would be creepy crawlers during the night and therefore they really don't bother them. Positives within the resort include a great staff, nicely designed rooms, good food and lots of elephant viewing opportunities. If you're looking for a resort that allows for plentiful wildlife viewing, then you'll want to strongly consider this one.

Getting there

To reach the Chobe Water Villas Resort you'll first fly into the Kasane International Airport in Botswana. After landing you'll then board a small boat for a ride over to the resort which is located three kilometers away.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Chobe Water Villas Resort

Photo Gallery of the Chobe Water Villas Resort