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.
|Location||Chobe National Park|
|Access||By Road from Kasane Airport (1 hour 15 minutes direct drive from camp, longer if game viewing)|
|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|
|Maximum Guests on Vehicle||6|
|Private Vehicle Options||Yes|
|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|
|Hairdryer||Provided in room|
|Heating/Cooling||Ceiling fan + Air conditioning|
|Communication in room||Panic button|
|Dining Style||Communal (Individual on request)|
|Drinks Included||House drinks|
|Credit Cards||Visa and Mastercard|