Muchenje Safari Lodge is situated high on an escarpment on the quieter western side of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. With wonderful views of the Chobe River and the seasonal flood plains, its position means that it is far away from the bustle of Kasane yet just two hours from the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Muchenje Safari Lodge is independently owned and run. It is within the Chobe Forest Reserve, just a short drive from Chobe National Park. There are no fences between the Western Chobe Park Boundary and the Lodge; animals roam free.

Chobe is renowned for its prolific wildlife and huge concentrations of game. Muchenje prides itself in the variety and quality of safari experiences, allowing you to explore the Chobe and all its wonders.

There are wonderful views over the Chobe River from the main lodge and all of the luxurious cottages.

Being owner run, Muchenje Safari Lodge allows for a more personalised service and homely atmosphere. With experienced managers and guides looking after you every step of the way.


Awarded the Certificate of Excellence

Muchenje Safari Lodge offers 12 thatched  private cottages, each beautifully appointed and having its own unique view of the Chobe river and the animals who drink from it.

We are just 2 hours from Victoria Falls and 45 minutes from Kasane International Airport.

Muchenje is an independently owned safari lodge welcoming guests to muchenje for over 20 years.

The lodge was formally opened by the then Vice President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, in October 1996.

The original founders Shaun Metcalfe and Ted Makgekgenene, are both still heavily involved in the Lodge.

Pack for a Purpose

Muchenje Safari Lodge has supported the nearby Mabele Primary School for over 20 years. The school is a Government School which also includes much younger pre-school children.

A number of our guides attended Mabele School when they were younger and so maintain strong links with the school. Indeed, many of Muchenje’s staff had their primary schooling at Mabele.

We also support Kachikau Special Unit School which is for children with special needs.

Muchenje is part of “Pack for Purpose” which arranges contributions, gifts and donations to Mabele Primary School and to Kachikau Special Unit School.

If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects for example pens, pencils, paper, footballs, books, and writing pads.

Muchenje is extremely proud of its involvement with Mabele Primary School and will continue to support the school. These children are the future of Botswana.

If you don’t have space to spare then please let us know and we can assist with locally sourcing supplies for you when you are at Muchenje.