Muchenje Safari Lodge

Muchenje is a comfortable lodge with sweeping views of the Chobe River floodplains, just outside the western edge of Chobe National Park in northern Botswana.

Muchenje is a great option if you want to game drive in northern Chobe. The northern Chobe River section of Chobe National Park is very busy with tourists, especially on the eastern side near the town of Kasane, and we like Muchenje because it is located on the much quieter western side of the park.

Muchenje is also a well-run and friendly lodge which has always offered a warm welcome and fun atmosphere, and in Botswana terms it offers excellent value for money. Activities are varied as walks and night drives are possible in the local Chobe Forest Reserve, in addition to the standard day game drives and boat cruises inside Chobe National Park. Muchenje is not a luxury lodge but the accommodation is very comfortable and the setting is stunning with fantastic views. It is a great place to start a ‘4 star’ Botswana safari.


Muchenje has 11 thatched chalets all set along a ridge facing out over the Chobe floodplains below. Each chalet has plumbed en suite facilities (with toilet and shower), air conditioning, ceiling fan and a small furnished verandah with commanding views…


The Chobe covers an area of 11,000 sq. kms and its habitats range from the floodplains of the Chobe River to sand ridges, dry lake beds, scrub bush, riverine thickets and mopane forest. The birdlife along the Chobe River is prolific…


Muchenje is a very good lodge for families, though there is a lower age limit of eight years old (some flexibility can be offered in shoulder and low seasons). There is a great pool and activities are varied. The family chalet is very suitable for…

Conservation & community

Muchenje has committed to reducing its plastic usage with a Reverse Osmosis filtration system for drinking water and they refill water bottles during game drive rather than issuing new ones. Recycled paper bags are used for packed lunches…

Location Chobe National Park
Access By Road from Kasane Airport (1 hour 15 minutes direct drive from camp, longer if game viewing)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Safari lodge
Focus Big game / Chobe River experience
Children 8 years + (Families with children aged 8-12 need to book private activities at an additional cost)
Activities Game drives / Guided walks / Chobe River boating / Local village visit
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 11 thatched cottages (including 1 family unit)
Family Accommodation 1 family unit (double bed and a mezzanine loft with 2 single beds)
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer Provided in room
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fan + Air conditioning
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Panic button
Wi-Fi Communal areas
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal pool
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal (Individual on request)
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Visa and Mastercard