Kwalape Lodge Kazungula
between Botswana’s northern towns of Kazungula and Kasane and opposite the
Chobe River, offers the perfect base to discover the wonders of
Chobe National Park and River, with its vast elephant herds and wildlife
populations. Kwalape is only an hour away from the magnificent Victoria Falls
and 1 km away from where four great African countries meet (Namibia, Zambia,
Zimbabwe and Botswana) making Kwalape an ideal location to explore from.
Kwalape means ‘at home’ in Setswana and it is lodge management's philosophy for all guests to feel welcome, relaxed and at home during their stay and to leave us as friends. Hosts offer value for money accommodation with excellent service.
Chalets at Kwalape Lodge:
Constructed of canvas, wood and thatch, in harmony with its luscious and naturally landscaped surroundings, Kwalape Lodge comprises 12 chalets each with spacious living areas, en-suite bathroom facilities and a private veranda.
Safari Tents at Kwalape Lodge:
10 Comfortable Twin Canvas Safari Tents with shared ablution facilities.
Camping Sites at Kwalape Lodge:
8 Spacious camping grounds and facilities for overland and private tours.
Facilities at Kwalape
Bar and Boma:
The Bar area blends into the natural surrounds and offers clients a perfect place to relax and to enjoy the hospitality of Kwalape. Meals and drinks are served at the bar and the occasional light entertainment are also on offer.
The pool is just the place to relax in the warm Botswana Sun. Enjoy your game viewing experience and then lay back and relax at the pool.
The restaurant to be opened in February 2011 will serve meals to clients of Kwalape and visitors alike. The Kwalape Restaurant has a relaxing area with a view over the natural surrounds and can seat 130 people comfortably.
The conference Centre at Kwalape will be available for meetings, conferences and special events. The conference centre has a seating capacity of 150 people cinema style and you can ask staff for any special arrangements you may require.
Due to the location, hosts can offer spectacular opportunities to get up close to the diverse wildlife populations both on and off the river, with boat cruises and game drives through the park and plenty of opportunities to view one of a spectacular sunsets. Photographic opportunities are plentiful and you will just be left not knowing which way to point your camera.
Chobe River boat Cruises:
The Chobe River runs along the northern border of Chobe National Park, and provides unrivalled opportunities to see wildlife at close quarters. It rises in the northern Angolan highlands, and travels enormous distances through the Kalahari sands before reaching Botswana. The banks of the Chobe throng with hippos and crocodiles, and predators stalk the herds of antelope and gazelle. Elephants regularly swim across to the island to graze. Daily sunrise and sunset cruises are on offer and are a must do activity whilst you are in Chobe.
Chobe National Park Game Drives:
Chobe National Park is the second largest national park in Botswana, covers 10,566 square kilometres and has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife offers a safari experience of a lifetime. The park is best known for its concentrations of elephants – some 120,000 individuals (the highest concentration in Africa), along with a good number of buffalo, antelope and predators. Birding is also excellent, with many migrants visiting from November to March.
Day trips to Victoria Falls:
Named Mosi-oa-Tunya ‘smoke that thunders’ by locals, Victoria Falls are a spectacular site. The mighty Zambezi plunges into a narrow, mile long chasm, with excellent views to be had on both the Zambian and Zimbabwe sides. It’s easy to see why it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Northern Plains Experience:
This lesser known region of Botswana is but 60km away from Kwalape and hosts are offering visitors to experience the wilderness of Botswana on a full day outing to this pristine region. Bordering on some of the best wildlife parks in Zimbabwe and part of one of the migration routes through Botswana this safari will offer you a special and exciting experience.
Interactive Drumming sessions:
Experience the African rhythms and take part in an hour long interactive drumming session where you will come away feeling the exhilaration of the African beat right through to your core.
Night drives in the Kasane Forest Reserve can be arranged by special request. Using a spotlight you will have a chance to see some of Botswana’s elusive night-time dwellers.
Kasane’s snake park is a great opportunity to view 17 species of snake in pleasant garden surroundings. CARAKAL, the charity that runs the park is a community based project that runs educational programs for Batswana children and a training program to involve Batswana in the tourism industry.
Times to visit Chobe:
March – May
Victoria Falls, only an hour’s drive away, thunder at their maximum flow and are at their most dramatic.
May – August
With cooler evenings and sunny days this period is popular with visitors to view wildlife.
September – October
The dry season reaches its peak and Chobe’s enormous elephant and buffalo herds gather on the banks of the Chobe.
December – March
The ‘green season’ the summer rains brings vibrant birdlife and a profusion of plant life.
Getting to Kwalape Lodge
Close proximity to Livingston International airport, Victoria Falls international airport and Kasane International airport makes the lodge easily accessible, with road transfers available to each airport. At present, there are daily flights to Livingston and Victoria Falls and 3 flights a week to Kasane – which is only a 10 minute drive from the lodge.
Coming from the Pandamatenga, in Kazungula take the left turn by the Engen Garage. Drive 3 km and Kwalape Lodge is on the left just before CTO on the right.
- 12 x En-suite Chalets, TV, Air-con
Kwalape Safari Tents
- 12 x Twin Safari tents with shared ablution facilities
- 7 x Private Camp Sites
- Shared Ablution
Kwalape Deluxe Rooms
- 12 x En-suite Rooms, TV, Air-con
Kwalape Superior Suites
- 6 x En-suite Suites, TV, Air-con
Rates per night accommodation only:
|Chalets: double or twin en-suite, per unit||-|
|Deluxe rooms: double or twin en-suite, per unit||-|
|Superior suites: double or twin en-suite, per unit||-|
|Safari tents: twin not en-suite, per unit||-|
|Camping, ablution block, per person||-|
|1-12 pax, per site||-|
|13+, max 25, per site||-|
|Meals per person|
|Activities per person, excluding any park/visa fees, minimum 4 persons|
|Chobe game drive, morning or afternoon, 3 hours||-|
|Chobe game drive, full day, 8 hours||-|
|Chobe boat cruise, morning or afternoon, 3 hours||-|
|Victoria Falls day trip, guided or unguided||-|
|Transfers per person, one way, excluding any visa fees|
|Kwalape Lodge - Kasane airport||-|
|Kwalape Lodge - Victoria Falls airport/Victoria Falls town||-|
|Kwalape Lodge - Livingstone airport/Livingstone town||-|
|Kwalape Lodge - Katima Mulilo||-|
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