Giraffes, lions, crocodiles, hippos and more await in the Chobe National Park

The Chobe National Park boasts one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa – elephants, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and so many other animals live, breed and eat here; and that’s not even mentioning the 460 bird species that have been recorded in the park. Experienced game drivers often pass up to 15 different species of animal on a single trail, allowing adventurers to spot anything from lions to hyenas, warthogs to the rare puku and beyond. Follow the call of the wild on this short trip through a land full of life.


Start
Kasane, Botswana
Finish
Kasane, Botswana
Country
Botswana
Style
Original
Code
UBCH
Physical rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why we love this trip

  • Witness great herds of the world's largest elephants close-up as they enjoy a drink and play on the edge of the Chobe River.

  • Embark on game drives with the experience and expertise of a local lodge-based guide.

  • Great numbers of ungulate animals are attracted by the riverfont in Chobe National Park – experience the large lion prides that follow in their wake.

  • Sip sundowners while watching hippos, crocodiles and buffalo on a Chobe River sunset cruise

Is this trip right for you?

  • This itinerary starts and finishes in Kasane. Transfers are available at an additional cost from both Victoria Falls and Kasane Airports.

  • This is one of our Short Breaks and is slightly different to our group tours. There is no group leader but rather a local guide with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand.

Itinerary

Welcome to Botswana! You’re free to arrive at any time today as there are no activities planned. If you’re looking to take a transfer from Kasane Airport, Victoria Falls Airport or Victoria Falls hotels, these can be arranged for an additional cost. You may wish to arrive before 2pm if you’d like to make the most of this trip by witnessing the scenic savannah around Kasane on an optional activity. The lodge is comfortable and protects you against the sun, so kicking back with a drink as the odd animal wanders past is a fine way to while away the afternoon before the rest of the group arrives.

Dinner is included tonight and is a great way to meet other travellers staying at the lodge and share the days experiences and sightings.
Accommodation
  • Lodge (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Chobe National Park - River cruise - ZAR398
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Today is a full day for experiencing the wilds of Chobe National Park, keeping an eye and an ear out for trumpeting elephants, chuckling baboons, roaring lions and many other exciting animals. Begin the day with a morning game drive to see these beasts at their most active, followed by a bit of down time at the lodge when the sun burns at its hottest. Once the sun cools down, jump on board a boat and travel towards the Chobe River. Animals will likely be cooling down at the banks, playing and drinking in these less intense conditions.
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Chobe National Park is the embodiment of big game country. Huge herds of buffalo and elephants are often seen roaming around the savannah, matched by the size of the local lion prides. An estimated 70,000 Kalahari elephants roam the park – these majestic beasts are the largest known subspecies of elephant in the world. There’s also the chance to see zebra, impala, wildebeest, giraffe, lions, leopards, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, impala, baboons, monkeys and many more – the area is positively teeming with life, and that’s before mentioning the birds! Avian life around the river is truly spectacular with sightings of saddle-billed storks, malachite kingfishers, fish eagles, goliath herons and beautiful bee-eaters often seen fluttering around the banks. Elephants will often congregate to play and drink in the river, and hippopotamus sightings are fairy frequent too. You might even spot a crocodile on the riverbanks, although these fearsome beasts are surprisingly shy.

Return to the lodge in the evening to spend your last night with the group reminiscing about the day just past. Perhaps enjoy a drink and chat about the animals just witnessed on this exciting day.
Accommodation
  • Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Chobe National Park - Afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • Chobe National Park - Game Drive
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
A visit to Chobe National Park itself is not a complete wilderness experience – you're sure to see other people, boats and vehicles inside the park. But the beauty of Chobe is that you’re also bound to see wildlife that’s equal to anything anywhere in Africa. Your game drive and boat tour within Chobe National Park will be shared activities. You will be accompanied by other guests of the lodge.
Awake in the morning and take your pick – either enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge or embark on an optional game drive for more animal spotting. Either way, your hot breakfast awaits for you upon your return. Afterwards, your adventure comes to a formal end. Additional accommodation can be pre-booked (at additional costs) if you’d like to extend your stay in Kasane.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Chobe National Park - 4x4 Game Drive - BWP380
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Minivan, 4WD Safari Vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Lodge (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Chobe National Park - Afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River
  • Chobe National Park - Game Drive

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