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Reviewed 27 June 2014

The Elephant Valley Lodge is a peaceful and spacious area to stay in when one is not bouncing around in the back seat of a large land rover. Our tented camp shelter was clean and suitable for our needs - possibly the only complaint I could find with it was that it didn't have a door leading to the bathroom... More 

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The tent cabins were clean and comfortable. Food was mostly buffet style and only average in quality but the dining by the watering hole was fun. If you're coming to see a lot a animals the Chobe park is the place to do it and our guide Zambo made sure we saw it all. The best activity was the river... More 

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our last stay for two nights was one of the climaxes of our wonderful trip to South Africa. I was at first dubious about sleeping in a tent but it was a very glamorous tent with a spacious ensuite. To sit in a comfortable lounge area overlooking a waterhole which was visited by elephants, mongeese, baboons, lions, impalas and other... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

I have lived and visited many parts of Africa over the past several years. This was my first venture into Botswana. I found crossing from Zambia to Botswana painless and quick despite the bridge being built at the boat launch site. We were greeted by staff from the lodge and a quick drive found us at the lodge having driven... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

I visited the lodge as part of a corporate retreat. it is a tented camp retreat just outside Kasane. It's located in the middle of the bush overlooking a waterhole . I had the pleasure of viewing game throughout the day( buffalo, elephants and a munger of impalas) and during the night. A herd of buffalo were grazing a stone... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Having been to a few different game reserves this time of year, the amount of animals you can view up close in Chobe is incredible! The transit from the Kasane airport to the lodge is very brief, and we were greeted by elephants on the way. The lodge itself overlooks a watering hole that is littered with animals ranging from... More 

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Birdwood, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

this was our first real taste of Africa and the animals. our guide, Ren, was very friendly and his knowledge of the area and animals together with his friendliness and sense of humour made our tours wonderful! Permanent tented accommodation was very comfortable and food and service by all staff was excellent! definately recommend!

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

During our 16 day honeymoon, we traveled to Amsterdam, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Paris. And in all honesty, the highlight of our entire honeymoon was staying at EV Lodge! This lodge is very unique; you don't feel like you're staying at a commercial establishment, instead you feel like you're staying at a friends home. First, I'll tell you about the staff.... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Elephant Valley Lodge was our first camp with an OATS group in late October. Tents were comfortable and staff was very welcoming. Plenty of amenities - easy-to-see watering hole, clean swimming pool, dramatic dinner seating, 20-minute ride to Chobe. We got a kick out of baboons and kudu roaming throughout the grounds, despite protective "electric fences." Our guides were extremely... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

I had no expectations when I arrived in the lodge (as I have never stayed in one before). We were greeted by friendly lady at the reception and given a key from our tent. The first impression was awesome. I loved the decor of the reception area. It was so welcoming with the tree trunk being the main feature. We... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are situated in the Lesoma Valley (corridor between Chobe National Park and Wangi National Park). All year round waterhole in front of lodge that has daily visitations of all game including BIG 4. We are far enough away from villages and towns to enjoy the natural sounds of the bush (lions roaring, hyenas calling and elephants trumpeting). We have 24 hour electrical power, with fans and electric blankets (winter only) plus the whole property is secured by a perimeter electrical fence to keep out dangerous animals. We are 30 minutes from an International Airport (Kasane)and 30 minutes from a Medical Center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Valley Lodge

Address: Lesoma Valley | Chobe Game Reserve, Kasane, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Price Range: $955 - $1,307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elephant Valley Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“We stayed in forest tents. Waterhole tents would give great game viewing.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaFraubie, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a tent that faces the waterhole!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Dougfletch, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a tent on the water hole”
 of 5 bubbles JacquelineK47, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try and book a tent that overlooks the water hole.”
 of 5 bubbles chalkiew2015, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“room numbers in the teens are closer to the waterhole but further away from meals and reception.”
  • wild animals just the other side fo the eletric fence
  • Nestled amongst the bush
  • Comfortable bed with electric blanket
 of 5 bubbles terryh196, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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