About 80km south of the Chobe River in Botswana lies Nogatsaa Pans Lodge. The area is studded with natural clay-bottom pans that provide plentiful water in summer, supplemented by boreholes during the winter months. Idyllic and peaceful, there are raised hides at four waterholes for watching the fascinating inhabitants of this pristine bush.

  • Designed for comfort and ecological sensitivity
  • Overlooks the large Kikamba Pan
  • Remote and pristine
  • Fully solar powered
  • Sleeps maximum of 28 people
  • Each unit has spacious viewing deck
  • Four local game viewing hides for superb sightings
  • Game drives twice daily
  • Bird watching and stargazing
  • Swimming pool and deck area

Botswana's Nogatsaa Pans Lodge has 12 luxury tented rooms and can sleep a maximum of 28 people. There are 10 twin/super king luxury tented rooms and two family tented rooms which can sleep four in two adjoining rooms with an en-suite bathroom.

Each tented unit has a generous private viewing deck with luxurious fittings, luxury linen and comfortable armchairs to snuggle up in.

Ceiling fans and mosquito nets are provided.

Comfortable Main Lodge

A spacious lounge area provides various seating areas for reading and relaxing. A spacious deck offer views over the well-visited natural pan in front of the lodge. A pool is planned in the near future.

There is also a dining area, bar, open-air boma and curio shop, Wi-Fi and a recharging station. A cosy library has an excellent collection of books on local fauna and flora.

Daily Game Activities

Morning and afternoon/early evening game drives in open 4-WD safari vehicles are offered by experienced, knowledgeable guides. The area is a haven for bird watchers and a boon for stargazers as it's far removed from city lights.

Getting There

Nogatsaa Pans Lodge is in the eastern part of Chobe National Park, approximately 80 km from Kasane from where it's a 2-hour drive. Road transfers can be arranged.

Our Take on Nogatsaa

One of the newer lodges in the area, Nogatsaa shows a great deal of promise. The tents are large and airy with plenty of light flooding in. We would recommend it for some genuine bush-based relaxation and rejuvenation at the end of a safari itinerary.

  • Accommodation with all meals, teas/coffees, snacks
  • Local drinks (soft drinks, water, local beers, selected wines and spirits)
  • Activities (game drives, game activities, walks around the lodge)
  • Laundry
  • Government taxes and park fees
  • Road transfers, flights, travel insurance and visa costs
  • Premium-brand beverages (imported beers, wines and spirits)
  • Curios and items of a personal nature
  • Vehicle entrance fees for self-drive guests
  • Spa treatments
  • Botswana Government Tourism Development levy
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chobe National Park

The Chobe National Park is one of the most popular game reserves in Botswana. Situated in the far north of Botswana, Chobe includes the Savute and Linyanti regions which are known for high concentrations of lion and elephant. However, Chobe is best known for the Chobe River floodplain, where herds upon herds of animals gather in the dry season between June and October. The game reserve is most easily accessed from Kasane, a town just to the east of the park on the banks of the Chobe River, close to the border with Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.