All Female Guide Team Feature In New York Times - Chobe Game Lodge

All Female Guide Team Feature In New York Times

In celebration of last month’s Women’s Month (August), we are extremely proud and excited to announce that the Chobe Game Lodge all-female guiding team were featured in a Sunday edition of the New York Times in a wonderful travel piece titled –  Yes, It’s Her Safari written by Hillary Richard. The article was printed in the 27 August edition of the New York Times on the front page of the travel section. For those who missed it, there is an online version of the article available on their website. The online article is titled The Wonder Women of Botswana Safari.

Hillary visited Chobe Game Lodge to experience first-hand what it’s like to be guided by our team of female guides who have made their mark in the industry and call the Chobe National Park their home.


This unassuming little piece of the country holds a special place in Botswana’s history: Chobe Game Lodge, located in Botswana’s first national park, has the first and only all-female guiding team in Africa. The lodge is one of the most progressive safari destinations in Africa, thanks in part to the success of its female guide team with guests.


Chobe Game Lodge began its female guide recruitment policy back in 2005 when it employed it’s first two female guides. Today, the entire guiding team consists of women – all professionally trained, passionate and ready to show you the wonders of the Chobe National Park.

While on safari with us, Hillary immersed herself in her safari discovering exactly what it is about the Chobe National Park that makes it one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations. From early morning game drives to late afternoon river safaris on the Chobe River, she did it all, enjoying some exceptional sightings along the way.

But it wasn’t only about the guides and wildlife encounters that caught Hillary’s attention, she also took the time to learn more about Chobe Game Lodge, the lodges unique history and its strong focus on responsible tourism.

Electric River Safari with Chobe Game Lodge in the Chobe National Park

Chobe River safari in an electric boat with Chobe Game Lodge


Botswana’s tourism industry is heavily focused on conservation, a concept echoed in environmental initiatives at the lodge, like its recycling plant that handles 95 percent of the lodge’s waste, a closed circuit water treatment plant and an on-site biogas plant (the building itself is made from recycled glass bottles). In addition to the electric boats (similar to wide, flat pontoon boats), the property has one electric Land Cruiser and three electric Land Rovers, with plans to convert the remaining seven Land Cruisers later on.


Thank you to Hillary for visiting Chobe Game Lodge. Follow the below links for more information on Chobe Game Lodge and the Chobe National Park.


Read More: Chobe Game Lodge

Read More: The Chobe National Park


Desert & Delta Safaris

Established in 1982, Desert & Delta Safaris’ portfolio brings together some of Botswana’s most historic and iconic lodges: Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe Savanna Lodge, Savute Safari Lodge, Camp Moremi, Camp Xakanaxa, Camp Okavango, Xugana Island Lodge and Leroo La Tau.

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