When we arrived at the Chobe Chilwero Lodge on Sunday, October 23, we were shown to our cottage which was even more sumptuous than the digs we stayed in at River Bend. Among other things, we had two showers, one indoors and one outdoors in our private fenced in backyard, a gazebo-like outdoor dining area, complimentary sherry in our room, and a mini-bar stocked with whatever we wanted, all complimentary. As it turned out, the food at Chobe Chilwero was disappointing but that’s the only thing that was. The wines served with meals were all good.
|Entrance to our accomodations at Chobe Chilwero Lodge|
|Impala and elephants at Chobe Chilwero|
We returned to the lodge around 7 PM in time for cocktails. Dinner was at 8 PM. And after dinner, we retired to our king-size bed, covered in mosquito netting, for a well earned night’s sleep.
|Our bedroom at Chobe Chilwero Lodge|
Monday, October 24. Our morning game drive began at 7 AM, later than the drives we’d gone on at River Bend but no matter. Lots of animals – but still no leopard. Back to the lodge for a pleasant buffet lunch, the best meal of our stay at Chobe Chilwero. A nap in the afternoon. And then, instead of an afternoon game drive, a boat ride on the Chobe River.
|Lions at Chobe Chilwero|
|Elephants swimming across the Chobe River|
|Hippos in the Chobe River|
|Crocodile on the bank of the Chobe River|
|Baboons in our front yard at Chobe Chilwero|
|More elephants at Chobe Chilwero|
|...and more swimming elephants|
|Cape buffalo at a watering hole in Chobe Chilwero|
|Greater kudu at Chob Chilwero|
|Our "cheeky" elusive leopard at last sighted at Chobe Chilwero|
|Sunset on the Chobe River|
|African dancers at Chobe Chilwero Lodge|
I’ll be posting my penultimate comment on our Africa journey tomorrow.