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Thobolo’s Bush Lodge

On the edge of the Barangwe pans, in the heart of the Botswana bushveld, you will find Thobolo’s Bush Lodge. The lodge is just about 108 km from Kasane on route to Savuti, Linyanti and Maun. The drive to the lodge gives you a sense of peace that you can only get in the bushveld. This region is home to an abundance of wildlife.

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is a pioneer in ecotourism and environmental initiatives in Botswana. Therefore, at Thobolo’s Bush Lodge, you can experience the bush from a comfortable, eco-friendly setting.

Highlights and Features

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge offers 12 chalets. Open campsites without fences are also available for those who wish to camp in the wild. The ablution facilities are clean, neat and unforgettable!

Another highlight of Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is the remarkable deck. There is also a fully-stocked bar on the deck. On the first floor of the main building, you will find the library and lounge. As you make your way to the ground floor, a shop with all the necessities is available for your convenience.

You can dine on the viewing deck of the main building or in the boma. Guests can enjoy meals prepared especially for them, from hearty breakfasts, fresh sandwiches, salads, warming soups, and satisfying snack platters to the signature Thobolo braai nights. There is something for every palette.

The Eco-friendly Touch

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is an initiative of Mike Gunn, who wanted to revive the Barangwe pans. The lodge uses state of the art environmental design to minimize its environmental impact. The idea is to give visitors a chance to experience this region while improving the environment.

Thobolo’s was built using one of the greenest building methods available today, namely light gauge steel construction. It’s also the first of its kind in Botswana.

This eco-friendly lodge is entirely solar-powered. This system by Sun Trackers has solar panels that follow the sun throughout the day. Of course, with Botswana having an excellent rainy season every year, a backup generator is in place for the overcast days. The lodge structure is from locally sourced timber.

Barangwe Pan and Surroundings

Since the revival of the Barangwe Pan, many species have made this pan their home. Here you can spot the wild dog, leopard, lion, warthog, impala, roan, sable, kudu, eland, buffalo, and many other small mammals.

Thobolo’s Accommodation

All the chalets overlook the pan, each with its own viewing deck. Nine standard chalets sleeps 4 guests each and consist of a dining area, fully equipped kitchen and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, with twin three quarter beds per bedroom. The upstairs entertainment viewing deck overlooks the Barangwe pan and offers a counter and bar chairs.

There are three family chalets which, besides an upstairs entertainment area, include a further double bed which makes it the perfect family option for up to 6 guests. All the bedrooms are fitted with overhead ceiling fans for comfort and windows with screens. There are BBQ facilities available and a swimming pool to cool off and relax

Thobolo’s Campsite overlooks the pans with newly renovated ablutions, hot showers and a wash-up area. The lodge is perfect for the bush lover that seeks tranquil, natural surroundings.


Chobe Camping Safaris

Chobe National Park Includes


  • Accommodation has dinner and breakfast included during your stay
  • Campers can order and pay for meals at the lodge
Chobe National Park Excludes


  • Travel and medical insurance, gratuities, curio shop purchases
  • Government bed levy of USD 1.5 per person per night
Chobe National Park Accommodation Information


  • Rates are per person, per night
  • DBB (Dinner, bed & breakfast)
  • Chalets sleep a maximum of four people
  • Each Chalet has two en-suite bedrooms
Child Policy
  • Children 0 to 4 years stay free of charge
  • Children over 5 stay at the full price
Chobe National Park Product Pricing


Thobolo's Bush Lodge Rates

Rates are per person per night 2024
Chalets: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast USD 295
Camping: self-catering USD 40
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