THE EARLY DAYS
Chobe Safari Lodge is deeply rooted in the fabric of tourism in Botswana and the settlement of Kasane. Chobe Safari Lodge is Kasane's first tourism offering. A sign at the entrance long announced establishment in 1959, but the story of this iconic riverfront stay spans back over 100 years.
The northernmost boundary of the Bechuanaland Protectorate is defined (between British and Germans) as the Chobe River. Three Batswana chiefs, Khama III, Bathoen and Sebele, and missionary, W.C. Willoughby, sail to Britain to share concerns about the rapid expansion of Cecil Rhodes and the British South Africa Company. They wish for Bechuanaland to remain a protectorate.
Victoria Falls Hotel and railway bridge built in Rhodesia.