staying at Chobe Safari Lodge

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I’m thrilled to share with you this gem resting on the River Nile, where I got to spend two days for some much needed relaxation whilst appreciating the beauty of Uganda. Ask many Ugandan where they would like to spend the weekend and this is sure to be on their list

Day One & Getting there

Saturday morning, as pilgrims walked to Namugongo, we drove 4 hours on the smooth Gulu road. Destination; Chobe Safari Lodge.

We arrived at about 2:30 and were welcomed by the staff at the doorway with a refreshing glass of passion fruit juice.

We checked into our rooms and were soon ready for lunch by the beautiful deck with an expansive view of the River Nile. One can’t miss the architectural beauty of warm pieces used to design Chobe Safari Lodge.

The décor and overall feel have a way of making one feel relaxed and pampered!

Activities

We opted for the 1 hour nature walk and a game drive for day 2. As we arrived late, we weren’t able to get our fishing gear ready in time. Chobe Safari Lodge however offers fishing (where some of the largest fish have been caught), bush breakfasts, visit to Murchison falls and game drives.

Our nature walk started at the Chobe airstrip, led by our wonderful guide knowledgeable about the various animals and their behaviour. We soon found a large group of timid Rothschild Giraffes.

Our guide told us about one particular giraffe called Francis, who wasn’t afraid of visitors, unbothered whenever people approached.

As we continued, we came really close to a herd of buffalos, saw cobs and vavet monkeys. Our walk ended at the animals’ salt lake where they come for refreshment from the heat.

Our Rooms

I stayed in one of the standard rooms while Timothy stayed in a really cool tent. We both had spectacular views of the River Nile, with the sounds of hippos throughout the night. You’re almost assured of a peaceful night’s sleep at Chobe Safari Lodge as it is very quiet.

Day Two

Sunday was blissful. Waking up re-energized and ready to seize the day, I couldn’t resist taking an hour to reflect and journal at my deck view, listening to hippos yawn, birds wake up with the River Nile’s soothing flow.

The climax of our Day 2 was having an elephant come over while we were having breakfast, enjoying his refreshment from the River Nile shore. This was after we came from a game drive where we saw a few more animals. We later managed to get really close to him when he strolled by the rooms.

We later took a dip in the swimming pool, to cool off as one should on a Sunday :)I also couldn’t resist a relaxing aromatherapy massage after the day’s activities( I can never resist a spa day!)

To crown our stay, we appreciated the majestic African sunset. I must say Chobe met all my expectations, from the helpful manager, staff, to whom I say thank you all!

If you need time for some R&R on your own, with your loved ones and friends, I definitely recommend Chobe Safari Lodge.Please email me if you have any inquiries or need assistance with your booking 🙂

I would love to hear some of your Chobe Safari Lodge memories when you last visited!

Your travel-buddy,

Karen

Photos: Timothy Latim(@t_latim)

 

 

 

  • Sara

    Chobe looks amazing 😍😍😍 awesome pictures.

  • Loving this post, thank you for sharing this!!!

    xx,
    Hadasah Love || http://www.styletolove.com

    • that’s great to hear Hadash 🙂 thank you so much for continuously stopping by!
      Hope your week is going well, xx

  • So beautiful! Amazing shots! Beautiful experience! Xx

    • Hey Fay! Thank you, Chobe was a beautiful experience indeed! Relaxing and great for some time away from the city- you need to visit 🙂

  • Qrista Nyamutoro

    I absolutely love these pictures!!!! Great post!!

  • Jessica Luxe

    These photos are beauuutiful, looks like an amazing experience!

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    • Thank youuu Jessica. I’m thrilled you enjoyed this as much as I did. Have a wonderful weekend😘

  • Oh my, this looks like an absolute dream!!! You are making me want to pick and go visit. A safari is on my bucket list.

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    • Definitely come through Joti. A safari in Uganda 🇺🇬 will be amazing 👌🏾There’s so much to explore here. Happy Friday 🙂

  • Cool! I think this is really an awesome experience. Love everything from the photos of the Safari to your accommodation. Would love to experience the same.
    Mica | micadeleon.com

    • Thank you so much Mica! Chobe was an awesome experience that i would definitely recommend., Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far,xx

  • Lizzie

    Wow! That looks incredible!! Love this so much!

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  • Wowwww loved everything you shared here!!!
    Have a beautiful day my dear :)))
    Hadasah Love || http://www.styletolove.com

  • wow, stunning pictures being there would be a great feeling.

    Bernie, xx
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  • Kara Aragon

    What a lovely lodge! Great photos to capture everything so wonderfully!

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    • Thanks alot Kara 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed this as much I did putting it together.

  • Mahi Chaurasia

    wow great view love this post
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