Our Chobe day trip from Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe departs every day for an experience that includes a 3hr river cruise, three meal course lunch, a 3 hr game drive and return road transfers.
This is a sensational trip-and-water based game viewing. Your first game sighting is from the Chobe River, teaming with animals, while sitting securely on board, just off the river bank, game viewing from the relaxing vantage point of a boat. You are on the mighty Chobe River which flows through the renowned Chobe National Park providing a haven for herds of grazing animals and bird life. Just sit back, relax and keep those binoculars handy. Watch this glorious scene unfolding itself-large herds of elephant, often with the tiniest frolicking calves, kicking up dust as they wait their turn at the water’s edge to drink. Frighteningly large crocodiles sun themselves on the banks of the river, mouths agape, teeth terrifying. Glorious bird life, wonderful game and the gentle ricking of the riverboat. Can life get any better? Apparently when we disembark, we join our open safari vehicle for a drive through the Chobe Game Reserve with the chance of seeing more wildlife and bird life, and gorgeous lunch at a lodge awaiting us.... overlooking the Chobe River. Let us call it the ultimate.
Guests are picked from their respective hotels at 07:30am a short briefing then a transfer through Kazungula road along the Zambezi national park, please keep your cameras handy as you might come across game as you travel to the Kazungula border which is the border between Zimbabwe and Botswana, upon arrival at the Border arround 08h30 Clients are met at Kazungula borders either Zambia or Zimbabwe by our Botswana company which will transfer you across, assisted through Immigration Zimbabwe or Zambia and Botswana side by our driver guides and transferred to the jetty and after the tour you will find our transfer vehicles waiting for you on the other side of the borders and the same process will be done and you will be transferred back to your hotel in a sounding and comfortable of our hospitality transfers.
Approx. 09h30 Boat Cruise up the Chobe river:
Tea and coffee are served with biscuits plus rusks. Cool box contains mineral water and soft drinks, approx 12h30 Lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge - Full buffet one drink with lunch - beer / wine/soft drink/mineral water.
13h30 Game drive in Chobe National Park. Complementary drinks accompany them on the vehicles
approx. 16:30hrs Clients are dropped off at either Kazungula Ferry or Kazungula, Zimbwabwe border by our Botswana operations counter part company for their transfer back to Victoria Falls or Livingstone arriving at approx. 18h30
Due to the escalation in the cost of permit fees, Clients may be required to change vehicles at the Border Post.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
Chobe has very seasonal wildlife viewing. The dry months, from May to October, are a good time to visit the Chobe River area in the north. During the Wet season, from December to April, animals tend to congregate around the pans in the interior of the park.
Wildlife & Animals – Chobe NP
Chobe has an impressive wealth of animal life. Elephant and buffalo are a permanent presence on the riverbanks in the dry months. Burchell's zebra are very common as well, while smaller numbers of sable, roan and greater kudu can be found in the park interior. Lion, wild dog, leopard and cheetah are all regularly spotted.