Lorato Lodge and Camping

From $50 For 1 night, 2 adults
View of the site (added by manager 29 Nov 2023)
Spacious grassy pitches (added by manager 29 nov 2023)
Tents available for hire (added by manager 09 oct 2023)
Tent for hire (added by manager 09 oct 2023)

  • Spacious site on the Chobe River, on the Botswana–Namibia border
  • On the edge of Chobe National Park and Salambala Conservancy
  • Good for wildlife sightings; tents for hire; braai facilities
Sitting on the border between Botswana and Namibia, on the southern bank of the Chobe River, Lorato Lodge and Camping is a pretty sweet spot for wildlife enthusiasts. Guests here benefit from being right on the outskirts of both the Kasane Forest Reserve (where you might spot elephants, buffalo and giraffes, among others) and Chobe National Park, which is home to lions and cheetahs, plus antelopes of all sorts and zebras. For the full trifecta, the Salambala Conservancy is about a quarter of an hour’s drive away, across the Ngoma Bridge into Namibia. And if all these don’t satisfy your safari requirements, they must at least come very, very close. In addition, the proximity to the river means that you might catch more than the occasional glimpse of hippos and crocodiles. Birdwatchers needn’t feel left out, either, with hundreds of species inhabiting this area, from ostriches to cuckoos and cranes. Now that you know how you’ll spend your time at Lorato, a little about this peaceful, family-friendly and secure site. Spacious pitches (many with views of the Chobe) occupy grassy spots in the shade of tall, large trees; if you’re travelling light, there are tents (plus gazebos and awnings) for hire, though you might want to ensure availability ahead of your arrival. Besides a well-maintained toilet and shower block, the site has drinking water and braai facilities, plus they can supply firewood and fresh organic vegetables for the barbecue. For anything else, the nearest shop is in the town of Kasane (45 minutes), where there are also restaurants and bars, plus tour operators arranging sunset river cruises or quad bike safaris.

Campground type

Camper sites 5
RV sites 5
Tent sites 5
Rent a tent 10
Open all year
Please note
  • The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport

Picnic table

Portable toilet

Pub toilets


Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby


Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for caravans

Water hook-up points for caravans


Lorato Lodge and Camping







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Local attractions

In neighbouring Zambia, the city of Livingstone (two hours’ drive) was named after the famed Scottish explorer. The Livingstone Museum displays interesting ethnographic artefacts, plus botany and archaeological collections. Formed by the Zambezi River as it drops from a height of more than 100 metres into a narrow gorge, the Victoria Falls (two hours), on the Zambia–Zimbabwe border, make for a spectacular sight. Shaded hiking trails lead to high observation points, and there is also whitewater rafting and canoeing. The Baobab Gallery in the Savuti Plains, on the outskirts of Savuti (three hours), is an oasis of these long-lived and unusual-looking trees, which have an important spiritual meaning to local populations.
  • Does Lorato Lodge and Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lorato Lodge and Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lorato Lodge and Camping? In neighbouring Zambia, the city of Livingstone (two hours’ drive) was named after the famed Scottish explorer. The Livingstone Museum displays interesting ethnographic artefacts, plus botany and archaeological collections. Formed by the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lorato Lodge and Camping?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Lorato Lodge and Camping? From $50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.