Chobe National Park is in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. It’s known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras
07:00hrs; we depart from your Victoria Falls Hotel or Livingstone for the Chobe National park. This is a one hour drive that should see us at the Botswana border at about 0830hrs. We meet our Botswana Guide at the border and after border formalities and briefing on pertinent facts such as safety and some regional information we heard for the Chobe river jetty.
At 09h00 guests board the boat and commence a 3-hour boat game cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and African buffalo that make their way down to the river for the water. The boat cruise ends at 12h30 and a sumptuous buffet lunch follows at the Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar).
There is an opportunity to do some last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park. An afternoon game drive follows and this is the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way to and from the river to drink. And this drive will take us to the camp shortly before sunset for drinks around the campfire and dinner.
Rise and shine, early wake-up with a cup of hot and refreshing tea and/or coffee. After a quick continental breakfast, we pack up, break camp and leave the camp on the last game drive. This time of the day is best for finding the big cats and other nocturnals as they are still active and hunting and; with a bit of luck we may even find them on their previous nights` kills as we drive towards the exit gate. Guests will be dropped off at the Zimbabwe or Zambia border at 0900hrs and will be in Victoria Falls or Livingstone at about around 10:00hrs.
Camping will be in the Chobe National Park in Exclusive Wilderness sites i.e. HATAB or BOGA sites. If the sites are fully booked we will be forced to use the public site at Ihaha this is very rare though.