I have done a bit of travelling in my life. I have been from Russia to Cuba, from China to Skye - and almost everything in between. I have stayed in lovely hotels and houses. (Sometimes in not so lovely places.) And then came the visit to Chobe Water Villas.
Right from our first step on the boat, taking us over the Chobe to the immigration office, the delightful Gilbert gave us his beautiful smile and care. At the Water Villas we were joyfully met by the entire staff, and from there on were we treated as royalty. Surely now I know how to it feels to be a beloved princess (without the paparazzi! ) The superb staff were friendly, kind, helpful, and professional.
The interior of Chobe Water villas is spectacular, but subdued and stylish. It masterly reflects the elements of nature typical to this majestic landscape. Look out for the basket weave-lights in the bar area, the whale ribcage in the lounge, and the stunning “dessert rainstorm” in the dining room.
The rooms are luxurious, outstanding in its simplicity and comfort.
The food was gorgeous, with an excellent wine selection to freely choose from. Congratulations on the excellent range of cognac.
All this beauty, a relaxed ambience, the splendor of the overwhelming experience of nature right on your doorstep … and you may ask why I wish to return to this, and not going back to Russia, or China?
All because of Gilbert’s lovely smile, his calm demeanor when he took us to see a troop of elephant crossing not 5 meter from the safety of our boat. And all the love, the care, the beauty.
I was truly sad to leave Chobe Water Villas.