Elephant Bush Lodge – Botswana

Elephant Bush Lodge comprise of a bush lodge & campsite in the north-eastern part of Botswana. Come and enjoy viewing the elephants at our natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience! There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on our unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely. We are ideally located in the centre of Botswana’s highlights, such as the Makgadikgadi pans, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park are on our doorstep, so to speak.
Our lodge is a great starting point for a tour along all these places of interest. Find out more about the activities and personalized Tours & Safaris we offer. Stay in one of our 14 en-suite chalets or pitch your own tent and experience the serenity and peacefulness of the real African bush.
We are glad to offer you our 10x brand new en-suite safari tents with a view onto the waterhole. Accommodation at Elephant Bush Lodge include safari tents on stilts, family safari tents on stilts, chalets, self-catering chalets as well as family chalets.
Elephant Bush Lodge offers you the real bush experience. The lodge is set on a private conservancy of 16000 hectare. Since there are no fences all wildlife can roam freely from one waterhole to another and one can expect to see anything during your stay at Elephant Bush Lodge
We are very pleased to say we have got quite a few wild dog sightings with a healthy pack of 18 dogs staying in our area at the moment. You can look forward to seeing elephant, kudu, giraffe, wild dog, steenbok, buffalo, impala, leopard, ostrich, warthog, lion, jackal, mongoose, porcupine, zebra and more. And then there is an abundance of fascinating birdlife to be viewed whole year round around our waterhole and the birdbath.

Swimming pool YES
Wi-Fi YES
Laundry service YES
Curio shop YES
Bar YES

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Location
Prices Rates 2016
Good to know

Elephant Sands is situated in Botswana, Africa, 53 kilometers north of Nata on the Nata – Kasane road

GPS coordinates: S19 44.935 E26 04.265
How te get there:
Elephant Lodge can be reached by car or public transport, bus only.

Distances
To Elephant Lodge from:
Nata: 51KM
Francistown: 240KM
Maun: 350KM
Kasane: 260KM
Martins Drift (border South Africa): 500KM
4×4 Car
The lodge is roughly 1.4 KM from the main road but easily reachable with a 2×4 with good clearance. Please keep in mind that for most of Botswana’s National Parks a 4×4 is essential though.

Directions
Coming from Nata you will drive about 51 KM towards Kasane and turn left at the Elephant Lodge’s sign and bus stop. From there you just follow the sand road towards the lodge. Coming from Kasane/Kazangula you will drive past Pandamatenga and past the veterinary check point. Please be aware that you are not allowed to transport any meat/fruit/vegetables through this checkpoint when travelling South. Past this check point you will find the Elephant Lodge sign and bus stop after roughly 9 KM, turn right and just follow the sand road towards the lodge. Pick up service Hitchhiking or public transport? Just give us a call when you are on your way so we can arrange to come and pick you up from the main road. Buses ride between Francistown-Nata, Nata-Kasane, Nata-Maun. Remember that journey by bus can take a while so it’s best to get there early.

2016

ZAR (1 Person)

ZAR (2 People)

ZAR (1 Family)

Safari Tent on Stilts

750

950

Per Chalet/night

Family Safari Tent on Stilts

1200

Per Chalet/night

Chalet

700

850

Per Chalet/night

Self-catering Chalet

800

1200

PP per night

Family Chalet

1000

PP per night

Children of age 12 and under receive 50% discount on camping, meals and activities. Please note that we do not have credit card facilities at the lodge, we accept Pula, Rand, Euro and US Dollar.

12 Twin Chalets with either 2 single beds or a double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin; 2 Family Chalets with a double bed and 2 single beds. – en-suite bathroom with bath & shower, toilet and washbasin; our thatched roof chalets are all equipped with mosquito nets.
Campsite: Plenty of camping space in our campsite; no allocated campsites; communal ablutions with hot showers and flush toilets; several fireplaces in the camp area, firewood is available.

Facilities

Restaurant – serving breakfast & lunch à la carte
Dinner – set menu, prepared by our wonderful two chefs Lazarous and Joseph

Enjoy the serenity and peacefulness and let the wildlife excite you, but don’t forget where you are!

We are located far away from the nearest town and might not have all the conveniences you are looking for. Therefore please read the following to avoid any disappointment:
Electricity is run on a generator which is turned off at night; we provide candles in the rooms but a torch is no unnecessary luxury
There are no plugs (electric sockets) inside the chalets
In the campsite there are no electrical power points either
If you’d like to charge your phone, camera or laptop you are welcome to do so at the restaurant area
The only provider that offers cell phone reception here is Be Mobile
There is Wi-Fi connection
We do not have credit card facilities. We accept Pula, Rand, Euro and US Dollar
Our chalets are not self-catering. We have a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
In the campsite there are several fireplaces and firewood is available for purchase
The water provided for your shower is pumped in our area and has a higher salinity. There is nothing dangerous or harmful about it, it is clean water just with a higher salt content
We purify part of this water which we bottle and sell; when purchasing a bottle of Elephant Bush Lodge water you are supporting the Water & Elephant project. Profits go towards the desalination process of the undrinkable salt water. With your help we can supply fresh water to the elephants and other wildlife
There are hot water showers in the chalets and the campsite ablutions. The water is heated by so called ‘donkeys’. The fire will heat up the water real good. Let the water run for quite some time to enjoy a nice hot shower
Mosquito nets are provided in the chalets but bring repellent especially in the summer months (November-April) for the evenings around the fire
Our campsite & lodge are unfenced; all animals roam freely which means you can expect to see anything. Always bring a good torch or headlamp with you if you do not want to bump into a browsing giant on your way to the bathroom

Facilities
• Swimming pool
• Restaurant – serving Breakfast & Lunch à la carte
• Dinner – set menu, prepared by our wonderful chefs Lazarous and Joseph
• Bar – serves a range of local & international beers, wines, shakes and exotic cocktails
• Wi-Fi available
• Curio shop
• Laundry service

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