Thobolo’s Bush Lodge

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge

Thobolo's Bush Lodge
Thobolo's Bush Lodge
Thobolo's Bush Lodge
Thobolo's Bush Lodge

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge


The Lodge

On the edge of the Barangwe pans, in the heart of the Botswana bushveld, there you will find Thobolo’s Bush Lodge. The lodge is just about 108 km from Kasane on the same route to Savuti, Linyanti and Maun. This hefty distance ensures you the peace of the bushveld with an abundance of the animal life surrounding you.

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is for sure a pioneer of ecotourism and environmental initiatives all across Botswana. Therefore, at Thobolo’s Bush Lodge you can experience the bush from a comfortable, eco-friendly perspective.


Highlights and Features

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge offers 12 chalets on their premises. You can decide if you want to book your stay on a full-board basis, or do self-catering. Unfenced, open campsites are also available for those who wish to camp wild. The campgrounds are in a perfect location that overlooks the abundant wildlife on the pans. The ablution facilities are clean and neat. These facilities will undoubtedly make sure that you have a unique experience.

Another highlight of Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is the remarkable deck they offer to their guests. Their bar on the deck is always fully stocked and will assure that you have a drink in your hand in time for the sunset. On the first floor of the main building, you will find the library and also the lounge. As you get down to the ground floor, a shop with all the necessities will be available for your convenience.

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


The Eco-friendly Touch

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is an effort and initiative of Mike Gunn. He had the vision to revive the Barangwe pans. The idea was to give people the opportunity to experience the wildlife of this part of Botswana. The Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is on the edge of this great pan and uses state of the art environmental design to minimize its environmental impact.

Thobolo’s is the first of its kind in Botswana built by a system called “light gauge steel” construction. This building system is recognised worldwide as one of the greenest building methods available today. The Lodge is at the highest eco level available in Botswana.

This eco-friendly lodge’s electricity is entirely solar-powered. This solar 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. All timber used on the Thobolo property during the construction process were sourced locally.


Barangwe Pan and Surroundings

Since the revival of the Barangwe Pan, a large number of species have made this pan their home. Animals such as wild dog, leopard, lion, warthog, impala, roan, sable, kudu, eland and buffalo as well as many other small mammals come and go.

Thobolo’s Lodge also offers campsites with ablutions, hot showers and washing facilities. This is perfect for the bush lover that seeks a tranquil, natural surrounding.


Thobolo’s Accommodation

Thobolo’s Bush Lodge offers self-catering chalets that sleep four people. All these chalets overlook the pans, each with its own viewing deck. Each chalet is equipped with two luxury en-suite bedrooms, a full kitchen and a dining area. There are also BBQ facilities available. All bedrooms have screens and a big overhead fan for comfort.

Thobolo’s Campsite overlooks the pans with a newly renovated ablution block and wash-up area.

Chobe National Park Includes


  • Dinner bed & breakfast included during your stay
Chobe National Park Excludes


  • Own travel insurance
Chobe National Park Accommodation Information


  • Rates are per person, per night
  • DBB (Dinner, bed & breakfast) or self-catering units are available
  •  A maximum of four people per unit for each type
Chobe National Park Product Pricing


Thobolo's Bush Lodge Rates

Accommodation Type April 2019 – March 2020 April 2020 – March 2021
Chalets - DBB USD 240 USD 265
Chalets - Self-catering USD 210 USD 230
Campsite USD 40 USD 40
Campsite (SADC rate) USD 25 USD 25
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