Sanctuary Retreats recently announced the relaunch of Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero’s 15 suites and reception spaces.

The lodge is perched on a hill above the Chobe River in Botswana, on the edge of the Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest population of elephants, and offers unparalleled views across the floodplains.

The large suites boast clean lines and natural materials, blending modern design with distinct traditional African finishes, featuring luxury beds, generous freestanding baths, and rain showers. Outside, each suite has been fitted with a large terrace, an ideal spot to enjoy cocktails or a romantic dinner served under the African sky.

The lodge’s lounge, library and dining room showcase a new, fresh safari style. The chic interior’s tones evoke natural woods bleached by heat, complemented with gentle geometric prints and mosaic floorings.

 The elevated verandah looks out on to the gardens and vistas beyond. The comfortable seating allows guests to admire unobstructed sunset views as dusk falls.

A full-service spa, with a unique tree-top treatment room, invites guests to be pampered with an array of treatments, such as the African Heated Stone Massage which uses mineral-rock volcanic basalt rocks and shea butter.

The split-level swimming pool allows guests to cool off and provides gentle exercise, whilst for those more energetic; there is a new gym.

Large herds of elephants dominate the varied terrain, with forests, meadows and sand plains. These gentle giants frequently come down to the waterside to bathe and cool-off. Lions, leopards, buffaloes and other big predators, such as cheetah, wild dog, and hyena, can also be seen roaming Chobe National Park.