Deal finalised to take Camp Chobe into Gondwana stable
As of next week, the Gondwana Collection will have another lodge in its stable, bringing the number of establishments under this label to 15. The progressive tourism investment group announced it has bought Chobe Lodge from its owner and founder, Johan Liebenberg (left).
This is the first major deal for Gondwana’s new Managing Director, Gys Joubert.
Camp Chobe is located just a few kilometres downstream from the Ngoma border post on the Namibia Botswana border in the Caprivi. The immediate are falls in the Salambala Conservancy.
Eco-friendly and running on solar power, it is perfectly integrated into the landscape. The lodge’s twenty tented chalets are on the water’s edge on a flat promontory between a floodplain and the main river. Across the river is the world famous Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Announcing the arrival of the new Gondwana sibling, the group pointed out that Chobe National Park is only a few minutes away and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, only 150km and two border crossings.
The Chobe is the last downstream leg of a complex riverine system that starts as the Kwando in Zambia, enters Namibia just north of the Kongola Bridge, dissappears into the Linyanti Swamps, and finally emerges on the swamps’ eastern edge a a clear, free-flowing river before it is swallowed by the mighty Zambezi River.