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    Default Recommendation for restaurant/bar with a river view in Kasane?

    Very important travel question here:

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a restaurant that has a river view in Kasane?

    We'll be picking up a friend in Kasane at the airport and to introduce him to the area we thought it'd be fun to go straight from the airport to a nice place for a beer and a view. Any suggestions?

    My non-river view contributions are the not well named but good "Pizza plus Coffee & Curry" (covers all the bases!), and I also hear "Coffee Buzz" is good for breakfast, though I have not been there.

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    Default Re: Recommendation for restaurant/bar with a river view in Kasane?

    The "Old House" has a partial view of the river, food good, but my favourite is Chobe Safari Lodge. Although all of the lodges have restaurant facilities overlooking the river.

    At Chobe safari lodge just watch out the warthogs / mongoose or monkeys dont join you for lunch.

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    Well, if you want river views in all directions, then The Raft floating restaurant - lunch only, as far as I know. Anchored off Sedudu Island, but you will need at least two hours to accommodate the boat trip there and back, plus the meal.
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    The last time I was at Thebe backpackers(now Thebe river safaris) the bar was so close to the river that one year the bar was flooded. For about a week or so.
    They still the bar open though if you didn't mind standing in thigh high water. I kept my eyes wide open for crocs!

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    Chobe Safari Lodge is nice.
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    Nothing wrong with Mowana either
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    The Raft floating restaurant (the food's very good, this was taken in the morning when they were closed, obviously!)
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    Mowana is great.
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    The Raft (2hrs needed) and Chobe Safari Lodge bar deck
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    You can also try Big 5 Chobe Lodge
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    Default Re: Recommendation for restaurant/bar with a river view in Kasane?

    Best option is Chobe Safari Lodge and it is the most direct approach from the airport, just down the embankment road.
    Best vistas rom bar or restaurant deck.

    Equally positioned, Chobe Marina Lodge just next door to above.

    As for the Old House, they don't oversee the river per se as there is some bush plot in front.
    Equally Big 5 Lodge which is sitting low and doesn't offer a great view, yes you see water, but that's all.

    Mowana Lodge obviously a great location, but further from the airport, if going there don't drive through Kasane but enter from the Kazungula side.

    The Raft is obviously a good point but can turn into a project to go there just for a drink or few. It is more an outing location for a group when you hire a boat and combine it with some activities.
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    Default Re: Recommendation for restaurant/bar with a river view in Kasane?

    Thanks to all! We'll probably go to the Chobe Safari Lodge to keep things simple. I have been there, but it's been a while and I wasn't sure if there was something "better". But for sure we'll keep the others in mind, and some day for sure I'll have to check out The Raft, looks fun.

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