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Tranquil oasis in the African bush
Lesoma Valley | Chobe | Botswana

Welcome to Elephant Valley Lodge

Nestled in the serene wilderness of the African bush, Elephant Valley Lodge boasts a prime location overlooking the Lesoma Valley in the Chobe District. This area is renowned for being home to the largest concentration of African elephants on the planet. Unlike the main congested areas of Chobe, Our tented camp on the outskirts of Kasane offers a tranquil retreat surrounded by the sounds of the night.

The animals and birds move freely in the valley between the game-rich conservation areas of the neighbouring Chobe National Park and the National Parks of Zimbabwe. From the comfort and tranquillity of the Lodge you can watch creatures great and small, dropping by for a thirst quenching drink at the Lodge’s waterhole.

At Elephant Valley Lodge guests will enjoy activities including daily 4 x 4 game viewing safaris and boat cruises along the Chobe River in Chobe National Park.  Day trips to the Victoria Falls either in Zambia or Zimbabwe can easily be arranged.

The Lodge has 20 spacious accommodation tents with tea and coffee making facilities, fan, hair dryers, charging points plus en-suite shower and toilet. Eight tents have views over the valley towards the water hole and twelve tents are nestled around the lush forest lawns and swimming pool. If you’re planning on visiting us in the winter months, it’s important to keep in mind that the tents can get quite chilly. To ensure your comfort during your stay, we recommend bringing warm clothes to keep you snug and cozy. Additionally, we supply electric blankets to help keep you warm throughout the night.

Accommodation

Nestled within the lush canopy of trees surrounding the sparkling swimming pool are twelve enchanting “forest tents,” providing a tranquil retreat amidst the wildlife-rich landscape. One of these remarkable tents is a family tent, offering an additional bedroom furnished with cozy twin beds and a luxurious bathroom complete with a rejuvenating bath and shower. For those seeking spectacular vistas, the eight breathtaking “valley tents” offer stunning panoramic views overlooking the valley and a delightful water hole.

Activities on offer

At our lodge, we want you to experience the thrill of Africa in all its glory. With a variety of activities on offer, you’ll never run out of ways to create unforgettable memories.

Our open vehicle safaris allow you to explore the wilderness and get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife. For a more serene experience, our boat cruises along the Chobe River provide the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the region, while also getting a chance to see a plethora of bird and animal species.

Trish
Trish
2022-12-27
Great place to stay with a personal touch We spent Christmas here, with all the Christmas fare that we would have at home. Had the most incredible experience at this lovely ‘camp’ site. Safe secure with staff 24/7. It’s posh camping, I would say, Has heavy duty fixed tent, set on concrete foundation, Complete with a semi mess door, double bed, mosquito net, everything you’d expect to find in a hotel room, nice roomy bathroom & toilet. Lovely shower. Has a veranda with comfy chairs to relax, over looking the water hole where all sorts of animals & large birds, (including giraffes & elephants) come all day & night to drink. Sounds of nature all around. Electric fence around the campsite. The staff were the absolute best. Always attentive with big smiles. Florian, the manager was always there day & night, always making sure we were ok throughout our stay. Staying late & up early. Our stays included all food and drinks, river cruises & game drives with our guide Simon who was so good & knowledgeable. The food was lovely. My only regret is we couldn’t stay longer.
Ursula K
Ursula K
2022-10-27
Chobe Safari & Elephant Valley Lodge We had an amazing time here. Sox, Florian and all of the staff at Elephant Valley were so accommodating and welcoming. The accommodations were beautiful, the food was delicious, and the views of animals around the watering hole were incredible. Sox was the most knowledgeable and helpful Chobe safari guide we could ever have hoped for! We couldn’t believe his rich knowledge of every bird, mammal, reptile, insect and plant we had questions about. He really made it a truly extraordinary experience for us. Thanks for the great adventure! Ursula, Chris, Lauren, Ken, Tayla, Jared, Mike & Abby.
Robin B
Robin B
2022-10-22
Lots of amenities and personalized service! We spent two nights at EVL and had a wonderful time. Our guide, Labo, was brilliant, and helped us find and identify dozens of birds, which was one of our main areas of interest. He was amazingly knowledgeable and fun to spend time with. The game viewing was satisfying as well, though we found Okavango to be exceptional for seeing the widest variety of animals in a condensed time frame (not the fault of EVL). If you adore elephants, EVL will definitely not disappoint! Amenities like air conditioning and laundry service were especially appreciated, and the host and all of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. We also appreciated how Florian focused on providing us the specific activities we wanted. He was very responsive to two different requests for help with small issues with our cabin.One quibble—Perhaps others would disagree, but we felt the lack of seatbelts in the open vehicles was a safety hazard on the tar road, where speeds and traffic were significant.
Annick T
Annick T
2022-10-16
Séjour magique à Éléphant Valley Lodge Superbe séjour dans un décor inoubliable, les tentes sont très confortables et très propres , très bonne cuisine , le personnel est très sympathique , chaleureux et compétent Bien sûr le plus c’est ce point d’eau ou viennent s’abreuver girafes , hyènes, buffles , impalas , babouins…… Le repas du soir à la lueur des bougies devant ce point d’eau est magiqueMerci à Lebo, notre guide des safaris
UCLAMOM1
UCLAMOM1
2022-08-04
Magical! What a time we had here! Our experience was magical. We loved the setting, our “tent”, the staff, the food, our guide, and the crowning glory, the water hole!. We were in Africa for 3 weeks, and this was definitely the highlight. Chobe Park was great. We saw so much there. Unique because we saw it by jeep and by boat.If I had one suggestion, it would be to provide robes in the rooms. It does get a little chilly removing yourself from the cozy electric blanket early in the morning.
SheilaWaz
SheilaWaz
2022-06-04
Simply amazing! After waiting for 2 years (due to covid) we finally made it to Botswana and our first camp, EVL. What an amazing time we had. Unbeknownst to us, were the only guests for our 4 days at the end of April. It was like having your own private safari!The tents were spacious and comfortable. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our morning and evening game drives were great - we could not believe the number of animals we saw - a lion on the first afternoon! Chobe National Park was amazing. Special thanks to our wonderful guide, Lebo, for guiding us through our 4 days - we learned so much from you! EVL also arranged for our day trip to Victoria Falls - something not to be missed! Elephants at the water hole during our evening dinners, hyenas howling at night and baboons screeching good morning are just some of the memories that we will never forget. Thank you to all of the EVL staff for making our first trip to Africa so memorable: Florian, Eugene, Lebo, Oti, the chefs, cleaners and grounds keepers.
Keri R
Keri R
2022-04-15
Great camp near Chobe N.P. This is a great camp near Chobe NP. Comfortable, lovely accomodations. The meals were delicious. Knowledgeable safari guides. So many animals spotted on our safaris, amazing! Don’t miss out on this camp, it’s a good one. Also, we highly recommend pairing this camp with their sister camp in Okavango Delta, Kadizora Camp.
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Flyer33322602727
2022-04-10
Best Wildlife Viewing! Great guides, attentive staff, awesome food. Everything about this camp was perfect. We stayed in the Lux tents - very nice. Amazing wildlife viewing. This year there is an unbelievable number of animals in Chobe, very exciting. We also recommend pairing Elephant Valley Lodhe with their sister camp, Kadizora Camp in the Okavango Delta.
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