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The perfect safari for a family
Muchenje is situated within 'The last Eden of Chobe', offering incredible safari experiences for both discerning clientele and new comers to the bush, alike. Situated on the western side of Chobe National Park, Muchenje is the only lodge in this area and offers unique and prolific game experiences. Famous for its elephant and buffalo herds, Chobe is also home to numerous lions, as well as a great diversity of game and bird species. The lodge is on an escarpment overlooking the banks of the Chobe River and has unparalleled views across the flood plain.
Access & Transfers: Only forty minutes drive from Kasane and two hours from Livingstone / Victoria Falls
Accommodation: Each of the eleven en-suite rooms is exquisitely furnished and has a wonderful African ambiance. The elegant main lodge incorporates a dining area, a bar and a viewing platform, whilst the lodge’s swimming pool offers fantastic views across the flood plain, providing a tranquil setting for guests to relax during the day.
Activities: Game drives are the key activity; a true safari experience in an open 4x4 with professional guides, available early morning and afternoon, or all day. Game viewing can also be by boat on the Chobe River, on foot during bush walks, or by night on spot lit drives after dinner. Cultural visits to the local villages are also available including a trip to Mabele Primary School, the original Pack for a Purpose.
Number of rooms: 11
Level of luxury: 4+ star
Game viewing: 10/10
Why is it special for families?
- Private Game Vehicle
- Private Safari Guide
- Child Friendly Game Drives
- Junior-Ranger Training (learn to track animals and recognise their different footprints and droppings!)
- Bushcraft & Skills Course (make rope, find things to drink in desert, how to make fire etc)
- Make-an-African-friend session (see everyday life for a local African child and visit their school)
- Junior Ranger Certificate (as an Honorary Custodian of Chobe).
The Wild Okavango
Oddballs' is situated on the edge of Chief's Island, deep in the heart of the Okavango, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is accessible by light aircraft only. On arrival, you are met at the airstrip by your personal guide and welcomed to the island. He remains your guide for the duration of your stay.
Accommodation: is in 3m x 3m dome tents, fully equipped, and set on elevated wooden decks shaded by reed shelters. Each tent has its own, semi-detached bathroom with hot and cold running water and an al fresco bucket shower – in true safari style. A reed and thatch hut of romantic island charm constitutes the honeymoon suite.
Oddballs’ offers no motorized activities. Each guide has his own mokoro (the genuine wooden article, not the plastic replica), in which he’ll take you gliding through the Okavango to nearby islands, where he’ll walk you through magnificent scenery to view game, birds, insects, medicinal plants, tracks, signs, droppings, and other fascinating natural phenomena.
These trails are amongst the most sought-after wilderness experiences in the world today, offering an opportunity to experience life in serenity and on its own terms in a way not easily achieved in the modern world.
The bar and lounge areas at Oddballs’ provide a great meeting place and somewhere to swap stories around the fire. There is a great raised viewing deck that overlooks the sweep of the Delta – the perfect vantage from which to watch the sun set over the palms and view whatever wildlife may be
Daily walks with your own professional guide
Mokoro excursions with your own professional guide
Overnight camping trails by mekoro (minimum two nights on trail, more recommended)
They have two family units and no age restrictions – you know your children and as you will not be doing any excursions in the company of other guests you have only yourselves to consider.
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