Step into Mowana Safari Lodge and sense the splendours that await you beyond the Lodge’s elegant luxury: the mighty Chobe river, where the River God will reveal to you the secrets of his watery domain.
The Chobe Park will delight you with a parade of wildlife, with its 80000 elephants. This number means you are guaranteed to encounter these majestic giants on the river cruise and game drives. Be transported into the African wild as you breakfast on the river cruise and are greeted by the yawn of a hippo. For birdwatchers we have over 400 different species native to this environment.
One can cool off in our swimming pool with its view over the river and toast the sunset. Then be ready to savour a wide range of gastronomic delights at our sumptuous buffet in the Serondela restaurant. Hop over the border into Victoria Falls, which is a mere hour’s drive away.
Mowana Safari Lodge Location
Mowana is 8 kms by car (tarred road) from the international standard airport at Kasane serviced on a regular basis by flights from Johannesburg, Gaborone and Maun. There are also daily flights from Johannesburg and Harare to the Victoria Falls (85 kms away) where the Lodge's transfer service picks up guests. At the convergence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, 10 kms downstream from Mowana, the four countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe share a common meeting point.
Mowana Safari Lodge Activities
Safari Lodge Wildlife Game Drives Safari Self Drive Walking Canoeing Fishing Conference Facility Photography Birding Golf Mountain Biking Sport Facility Day Tour Game Cruise Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $200 - $400 Child Friendly
Mowana Safari Lodge Attractions
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK The Chobe National Park covers an area of approximately 10 700 square kilometers. Established in 1961 with the first Game Warden, Mr. Pat Hepburn, appointed in April 1962. It is home to the largest concentration of Elephants in Africa, estimated at 45 000. Indigenous to the park is the puku and Chobe bushbuck. Other game such as lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, kudu, giraffe and an abundant bird life of approximately 450 species, add theatre to the magical kingdom. Serondela Camp, 10 kms west of the park gate, is Chobe's most accessible campsite. According to game drivers, Serondela was once an inhabited village, which was uprooted and shifted to Kasane when Chobe became a national park. By day, campers are under constant surveillance by cheeky baboons, who long ago learnt that all the best pickings come from tents and backpacks. One of the best ways to enjoy the riverfront is to take a river trip in the late afternoon, when the hippos amble onto dry land and the riverfront fills with elephants heading down for a drink and a romp in the water. A Chobe visit will probably entail a cruise or game drive, during which you will have an excellent chance of observing lions and cheetah, and by day, the water is full of hippos, which submerge at dawn and emerge at dusk. Buffalo are present in their thousands, and amid the scrub live numerous giraffes and zebra.
Mowana Safari Lodge Facilities
The main facilities at Mowana are an outdoor swimming-pool, set in a natural landscape, the Serondella Restaurant and Savuti Bar overlooking the ever-changing Chobe River, the Boma Terrace and pool bar, a guest lounge for private enter-taining, designer jewellery and curio shop, and a hairdressing salon in a treehouse with a view of the river. Alternative dining venues are available to groups at Mowana's own African village or on the banks of the river. CONFERENCES Conference facilities are available in the Batteleur Rooms 1 & 2, and the Ntsu Boardroom for groups of up to 80 people (100 for cocktail parties). With state-of-the-art equipment such as: VHS video recorder, video monitor, overhead projector, 35mm slide projector, 3mx2m ceiling mounted screen, a complete video projection system, etc. Additional technical requirements can be met by prior arrangement.
Mowana Safari Lodge Additional Information
Activities at Mowana include swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horse trails, tiger fishing, bird watching, game viewing on a river cruiser or in open-air vehicles with expert game rangers and trackers, night game drives, breakfast and sunset cruises, trips to and helicopter viewing of the Victoria Falls, mokoro (local canoe) trails, river rafting on the Zambezi, 4 countries-in-a-day trip (Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.) They will be happy to customise a trip to meet your particular needs. Half-day safaris, champagne brunch trips, etc. are available at your request. AFRICAN VILLAGE Experience a traditional African evening at the African Village where you will be whisked away to another world to savour the true delights of African cuisine at its best. The local tribal dancers will perform for you under the African sky while a blazing fire dances before your eyes. BICYCLE HIRE Explore the area on a bicycle, which you can hire for shorter or longer periods. A guide to make your trip more interesting can also be arranged. BREAKFAST CRUISE Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast on the Chobe River on board the Mmadikwena River Cruiser. Minimum of 10 people. FISHING Relax while you and a partner fish from a small motorboat on the tranquil Chobe River where tiger fish are in abundance. HALF-DAY GAME VIEWING Do your game viewing by motorboat or safari vehicle. A packed breakfast or picnic brunch can be arranged. HELICOPTER TOURS If you prefer a bird's eye-view of the world, we can arrange helicopter and fixed-wing tours of the Chobe and Zambezi rivers, Victoria Falls, and the Okovanga Delta. HORSE TRAILS You don't have to be an experienced rider to go on a horse trail. 2 hour horse trails for novice or experienced riders. Maximum 4 people. MOKORO TRAIL Discover the peace and tranquility of a Mokoro trail with no crowds, no motors and no more than two guests per Mokoro. Our polars are local villagers who know the area like the back of their hands. Combine a Mokoro trail with a walk in Namibia, to the rock pools on the Chobe River or to a traditional village in Namibia. All trails include a refreshment break where you can stretch your legs. Our trails are conducted between 06h00 and 16h00. NATURE WALKS Meet at the top of the jetty staircase for beautiful walks along the banks of the river where you will find strategically located bird hides for your viewing pleasure. Please exercise caution on this walk and beware of hippos and crocodiles. It is recommended that you arrange for a guide to accompany you. NIGHT GAME DRIVE Observe the nocturnal behaviour of game on a night game drive in the Lesoma Valley between 19h00 and 21h00, weather permitting. RIVER RAFTING Ride the rapids of the mighty Zambezi on a half-day or multi-day river rafting trip. The thrill of the challenge is more than worth the effort. SUNSET CRUISE 3 hours on the Chobe River on either the Peolane or the Mmadikwena river cruisers. Sip cocktails while watching a family of elephants wading through the river or a hippo teaching her baby the ways of the river. VICTORIA FALLS Do a day trip to the Vic Falls, or extend it with a guided tour of the Falls, lunch and a visit to either the Crocodile Farm or a game drive in the Zambezi National Park, as well as a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.