FINE & COUNTRY MARKET CAMP CHOBE, QUEEN OF THE CAPRIVI

PRESS RELEASE
06 March 2015

Fine & Country Namibia has added Camp Chobe in the Eastern Caprivi to its portfolio of prime properties.

Camp Chobe, which is registered as a proprietary limited company, is situated on a 18.3 ha property on the banks of the Chobe River, 3km north east of the border post between Namibia and Botswana. The land lease of 30 years is renewable and 28 years remain on the present lease.

Fixed assets include the main building, which houses an office, curio shop, restaurant, reception area, lounge and dining areas, a reading corner, toilets and an elevated bar. There is a fully equipped kitchen with gas stoves, a scullery, store rooms and eco-fridges. In addition to a boma and twenty chalets, there is a workshop, a laundry and accommodation for up to twenty staff.
The Camp Chobe main building is strategically situated on the edge that allows visitors to gaze over the flood plains from the elevated main deck or from the quiet comfort of the private lounge decks. Guests savour the wholesome flavours of meals served in the dining room with its sweeping views or in a warm cluster around a crackling blaze in the open fire pit.

The 20 en suite tented chalets include five family units and one wheelchair friendly unit, as well as three rooms for guides. Drawing inspiration from nature, chalets are constructed from canvas and the indigenous mopani timber, pioneering a new look that is serene, earthy, organic an eco-friendly; solely powered by solar power geysers and solar lights. All units have sweeping views across the channels looking out onto the spectacular Chobe scenery.

Camp Chobe also offers a camp site where one can choose between three camp sites on the water’s edge, each with private ablution facilities. No electricity or lights are available and fire is used for hot water in ablution facilities.

Other assets include an 18 seater aluminium boat and a 6 seater aluminium boat.
Vehicles include a Mercedes Benz Unimog 16 seater game viewer, an 8 seater Land Rover game viewer, a 2011 Land Cruiser 4.2 diesel, a 2010 Nissan double cab 3 litre, a Massey Ferguson tractor with a trailer and a Caterpillar front end loader.

Camp Chobe has a permanent management couple and 36 people from the local villages, who receive training in various aspects of their jobs, ie chefs, cleaners, front house staff, waiters, guides, etc.

Camp Chobe has had an average occupation of 34% over the last two years and pre-bookings for 2015? already stand at 31%.

Says Linda Erasmus, CEO of Fine & Country sub-Saharan Africa, “This intimate refuge which is designed with privacy in mind is a brilliant investment. Camp Chobe is sprawled on the banks of the Chobe River back waters and the lodge flawlessly combines the best of this unique inland flood plain. The richly varied habitats make Camp Chobe the ideal place to combine typical savannah game viewing with leisurely cruises along lagoons and channels, and abundant bird watching, with almost 500 species – from water birds to forest dwellers. Camp Chobe, which overlooks the Chobe National Park and Chobe River flood plains, is conveniently situated on the main route between Namibia and Victoria Falls and transfers can be arranged to and from Katima, Kasane and Victoria Falls.”

Regardt Lourens, Managing Director of Fine & Country Namibia, adds, “With no boundary fences between the Chobe Reserve and the flood plains in the Caprivi, this area benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found in one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent. Although elephant frequent these flood plains, you can also expect sightings of buffalo, Red Letchwe, zebra, sable and waterbuck that come out to graze. The area is also well known for significant numbers of African wild dog, which are regularly sighted close to the river.

‘Whether you choose to go on a boat cruise, game drive, guided walking safari or adventure canoe trip, you are guaranteed an experience of a lifetime.”

Camp Chobe , which is on the market for N$ 10 million including a commission of N$ 500 000, was recently awarded a 4 star Penguin Award from Bird Life South Africa for being a Bird and Birder Friendly establishment and for bird conservation.

Readers can visit Camp Chobe at www.campchobe.com GPS co-ordinates: 17:53”52.41S and 24:43”40.30E

Readers can contact Regardt Lourens from Fine & Country Windhoek on 085 607 1816 or regardt.l@fineandcountry.com for more information or visit www.fineandcountry.com

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