Mwandi View

From US$48 For 1 night, 2 adults 1 review
Camping (added by manager 15 Aug 2022)
Self catering unit (added by manager 15 aug 2022)
Zebras are frequent visitors to the area (added by manager 14 oct 2016)
Hippo in the chobe in front of the lodge (added by manager 14 oct 2016)

  • Set along the Chobe River in an area of game viewing and birdwatching
  • Book bungee jumping, river cruises, game drives and more on site
  • null pool, bar and fishing on site; barbecues and fires allowed
When you were a nipper – or indeed an adult sitting bored on a bus – did you wistfully dream of some day being on big game safari in the depths of Africa? If you haven't managed it thus far – or if you have and sensibly want to manage it all over again – do so among the peace, first-rate facilities and splendid sights from family-run Mwandi View, in the Chobe District in Botswana's north west. The traditional village of Kavimba is four kilometres to the south east, with a sealed road running all the way to the site. Game viewing is simple from Mwandi View because of its setting along the Chobe River and among three of the country's main migration routes: zebra and hippos are often seen here, elephants lumber alongside and water buck come down to drink at the river every evening. It's 18 kilometres from more wildlife watching at the Chobe National Park, and enroute to Savuti and the Okavango Delta, in an area known for its prolific birdlife and spectacular sunsets. Another splendid feature is Mwandi's ease for booking activities round and about this wildlife haven: the owners use local operators so they can support the local community, for a range of active days out including bungee jumping, river cruises, elephant rides, whitewater rafting, day and night game drives, mokoro trips and bush walks. Back at base, relaxation time might revolve around the infinity pool and the bar, and there's also fishing available. Mwandi View is shaded by Natal mahogany trees and has a washing-up area, showers and toilets. Barbecues and campfires are both allowed.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 10
Motorhome pitches 10
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 6
Tent pitches 10
Open all year
Please note
  • Facilities/activities including game drives, river cruises, day trip to Vic falls are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent site, very clean facilities, super friendly.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Michael D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced grass pitch (water view)

Liked: Not sure how we can do it justice - everything was fantastic, from the moment we drove through the gate (after a long drive from Khwai): clean grassy and shady spaces with electricity and barbecue facilities, a deck and view over the river you would normally only see in much more expensive lodges, they also have their own waterhole right in front. Fantastic sunsets over the river. Very clean, hot water, internet, separate spaces for doing dishes and our own laundry, lovely pool. Anton and Amelia looked after us extremely well and made us feel very welcome, we had some car trouble and felt we had reached a safe haven. We definitely recommend booking the delicious dinner at least once or twice, depending on how long you stay - you would miss something otherwise. Great advise on anything we asked and lots of information, so we did not only leave well rested but also much more educated. Thank you to both Anton and Amelia for a fantastic experience, it was very hard to leave, and we very much hope to be back soon.

Disliked: Nothing, it was the perfect stay

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Hi Michael, thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. When we see reviews like yours, it warms our hearts as we see that our hard work and attention to detail, including making our clients feel welcome all pays off in the end. We would love to have you and your wife visit with us again soon Kind regards Anton and Amelia


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

No pets allowed

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Mwandi View

B334 Transit Road

Kavimba

Chobe

Botswana

Directions

Timezone

Africa/Gaborone +0200 (GMT+02:00)

GPS

-17.99122°N
24.64641°W

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

What lush land is this for getting out into the outdoors, to the local national parks and their hiking trails, or by river or vehicle into the depth of the local landscape. Bungee jumping, rafting, bush walks, drives and more are are available to book on site; ask the Mwandi View team for details of what's on offer. The Ngoma gate and the entrance to Chobe National Park are about 18 kilometres to the north east. Chobe, Botswana's first national park and the third biggest in size, has four main areas (river, two marshes and arid hinterland) and is known for its high elephant population: around 50,000 wander here, possibly the biggest number in all of Africa. Also look out for cheetahs, hippos, jackals, giraffes, buffalo and thousands of birds. For a more restful afternoon, a golf course is within 15 minutes' drive. The Chobe Crocodile Farm at Kazungula is within the same distance; from here, district centre Kasane is 12 kilometres.
  • Does Mwandi View have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Mwandi View dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Mwandi View? What lush land is this for getting out into the outdoors, to the local national parks and their hiking trails, or by river or vehicle into the depth of the local landscape. … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Mwandi View?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Mwandi View? From £38.04 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.