I’ve stayed in my fair share of hotel stays but Chobe Water Villas stands out as my best ever hotel experience. We arrived when the hotel was very new so there were few other guests, a good thing because we made some new friends - guests and staff. I imagine this place will be buzzing in peak season, I hope to come back to see it in the future.
The design is a contemporary African style and is very tastefully done and the views are fantastic. Watching hippo, elephants, crocodiles, fish and birds from the deck was a standout. We had private villas and rooms were clean, comfortable and luxurious. Slept like a baby.
Staff were very friendly and helpful with organising us. You will not go hungry or thirsty. Plenty of quality alcohol and food for anyone’s tastes.
We went fishing, a few game drives, a river safari and a day trip to Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. All went off without any serious problems, we saw some amazing sights.
The trade off is the amount of customs interactions one must make moving from Namibia to Botswana and back before they close. Though this didn’t diminish from the experience, just complicated it a little which the staff will walk you through so there are no delays.
You will not be disappointed.