Visiting Muchenje is a clever option for clients trying to avoid the crowds that the riverfront of Chobe attracts – a stay at Muchenje guarantees substantially fewer tourists on game drives. Furthermore, the game-viewing area to which the camp has access is very good throughout the year.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Situated in the Chobe Forest Reserve, just outside Chobe itself, Muchenje’s major advantage over other Chobe lodges (particularly those in the busy Kasane area) is that the camp has a much quieter access point into Chobe itself.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Muchenje offers 11 thatched cottages, each with its own unique view of Chobe and Caprivi flood plain. There is one family unit, which can accommodate 4 guests and also works well for a small group travelling together.
This camp doesn’t try to compete with the famous Linyanti camps to the west of Chobe National Park – it’s literally half the price! Muchenje is an affordable yet perfectly comfortable camp that makes the most of a very busy National Park. Any negatives? Well, the camp is approximately one hour’s drive from Kasane, the closest airstrip, and the area in which Muchenje is located is a mixed-use reserve inhabited by local communities. However, the views from the camp are stunning and access into the park superb, more than making up for the camp’s minor flaws.
Muchenje’s location enables it to offer night safaris as well as walking safaris, along with the standard game driving and boating safaris for which Chobe is so famous. This northern section of the Chobe National Park is one of the finest areas for game viewing in Botswana at any time of year. Also, it’s a substantially more affordable option than the high-end camps to the west in the private Linyanti reserves, an area we use for some of our grandest itineraries.