Northern Botswana is boasting with a new way to experience Chobe in luxury. The new Bridgetown Resort is located near the point where four countries - Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, meet. It is therefore also close to natural attractions like the Chobe Game Reserve, the Victoria Falls and the flood plains of the Zambezi Region (previously called the Caprivi).
In total Bridgetown Lodge boasts with 36 rooms, ten of which are luxury suites and 26 delux rooms. The luxury suites are facing the Chobe-Zambezi River, as does 13 of the delux rooms. The other 13 delux rooms face south and looks out on the Kasane Forest. Each suite offers a lounge, kitchenette, private patio and guest bathroom facilities. All the rooms are organized in a Villa setting and each villa contain two rooms with a shared lounge, kitchenette and a veranda.
For those hot Botswana days you will be relieved to know that all rooms are air-conditioned and that Bridgetown Lodge also has a swimming pool. Rooms also come with a TV, tea/ coffee facilities and mosquito repellant. A laundry service is available should you need it.
Get pampered with in-room spa treatments or go browse the activity center and curio shop. The lodge has a themed main restaurant that can seat about 100 people and a lounge bar should you feel a thirst coming on. The restaurant offers buffet style meals and an a la carte menu on request. The bar is also equipped to serve light meals.
When it comes to wildlife, Bridgetown Lodge is in an excellent position to bring you close to various animal populations near or on the river. Opportunities for postcard photographs are plentiful. The lodge offers daily sunrise and sunset cruises on the Chobe, a must-do activity in the region. The riverbanks are alive with hippos and crocodiles and you might even see elephants swimming to the island to graze. Game drives into the Chobe National Park will also be a highlight, with a good chance to view Africa’s biggest elephant population as well as a good number of buffalo and antelope. Birding is exceptional from November to March. The magnificent Victoria Falls is also close enough to do a day-trip there.