Chobe Forest Reserve

Ngoma Safari Lodge


Contemporary chic safari

Ngoma Safari Lodge sits on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, liberally dotted in the drier months with thirsty zebra, elephant, buffalo and more.

The lodge boasts panoramic views from every angle, the patio and outdoor shower of each split-level chalet to the huge, glazed windows from the communal areas. Ngoma offers eight river-facing suites, incorporating rustic and ethnic accents, as well as natural materials and finishes. Each suite features spacious living areas, a deep bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers, and an open lounge area with a private plunge.

The communal guest areas set beneath the spreading boughs of an ancient baobab, feature a comfortable sitting room and elegant bar, perfect to indulge in evening cocktails. Meals are served in the thatched dining room or on the open decks. A sparkling swimming pool with an adjacent sun deck offers refreshment. A viewing platform provides game viewing opportunities without leaving the comfort of the lodge.


At a glance

  • Eight rooms

  • Private pools

  • Outdoor showers

  • Restaurant

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  • Ngoma Safari Lodge Chobe Forest Reserve Birds


    Bird lovers are spoilt for choice over 450 species to be spotted in the region, explore the watering holes, forests, flood plains, mud pans and wetlands.

  • Ngoma Safari Lodge Chobe Reserve boat

    Full day safari

    A full day Safari includes cruising on the Chobe River, driving within the Chobe National Park and a delicious picnic lunch and drinks.

  • Ngoma Safari Lodge Chobe Reserve game drive

    Game drives

    Head on out into the bush in a 4x4 for a day or night game drive, explore vast terrains and biomes and see what incredibly wildlife you can find. As the heavy sun dips below the African horizon, search for nocturnal predators hunting or eating, or the rare porcupine or aardvark.

Community & Culture

Ngoma was built in 2011 as a joint community and privately funded venture in collaboration with the Chobe Enclave Conservation Trust (CECT). Through its socially responsible programmes, the lodge enriches the lives of those living within this community. From day one CECT has benefitted directly from a land lease fee and bed levy, as well as employment.


To keep Ngoma Safari Lodge’s eco-footprint light, they use energy-efficient fridges in their kitchens, which are turned off at night. They also use coal cold rooms and cellars to store heat-sensitive items.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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