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
Pick up from your Victoria Falls or Livingstone Hotel for the transfer to Chobe National Park in Botswana. This will be a 70km drive (about one hour of safe driving) through the Zambezi National Park (Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambia side) with good chances of wildlife spotting before we even get to Botswana.
We will be at the Zimbabwe/Zambia – Botswana border and after simple immigration formalities, we head straight to the Chobe River Jetty for the three hours Chobe River game cruise. The day typically starts with a river cruise into the park, with an opportunity to see a host of waders and water birds along with the ever-present crocodiles and lurking hippos. Chobe is renowned for scores of large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink – most notably African buffalo and elephant. On the island, Puku and Lechwe are often seen and on the bank’s kudu, impala and waterbuck are common. Complimentary soft drinks are included on the boat, as well as tea and coffee and a light snack prior to guest’s activity.
After the cruise, a satisfying lunch is served at the Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar). Bottled water, tea and coffee are included with lunch.
After a one-hour lunch break, we head off on a game drive – getting close to nature with specially adapted open 4 x 4 vehicles. Frequent lion sightings occur in Chobe, Eland, Sable, and Roan antelope are common at certain times of the year. Leopards are elusive but common in the area – you may be lucky! Drives are typically along the waterfront where game congregates to quench their thirst, with Lions often lying in wait or just dozing in the shade. Complimentary soft drinks are provided while experiencing some of the best game viewings in Africa.
After a 3-hour Safari drive vehicles return to the border at 16:30 for the return transfer to Victoria Falls/Livingstone. We will be at the border at 17:00hrs and after the border formalities we drive to Victoria Falls/Livingstone through the Zambezi/Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park again and more wildlife can still be seen on the way.
You will be back at your Hotel at about 18:00hrs or thereabouts.
We use comfortable air-conditioned vehicles for the Victoria Falls to the Botswana border transfers (return) and custom made 4X4 safari vehicles for the Safari in Botswana.
Lunch will be at the 4 star Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar) and its served buffet style.
Where visas are applicable, this will be the responsibility of the client, we recommend the Multi-Entry Visa for those staying in Zambia and a double entry visa for those staying on the Zimbabwe side should be bought at the port of entry and can be used for this safari and more
All trips will be run by skilled, licensed professional guides and a backup team.
Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, dull neutral colours are most suitable.
A good pair of Sunglasses.
Sunblock, a hat and insect repellent are essential.
Binoculars and a camera with fully charged batteries.
Any medication if necessary, we do have a medical aid box with the basics.
- Return Transfer
- Soft Drinks
- Visa fees