Experience two activities in the famous Chobe National Park and get the best of both worlds in specially adapted open 4×4 s and by boat. This is one of those unique opportunities to experience some of the best up-close game viewing Africa has to offer.
Guests will be picked up from their Victoria Falls/Livingstone Hotel at 05:00 for the transfer to Chobe National Park (Botswana) via the Zambezi/Mosi-OA-Tunya National Parks. This is the choicest time of the day to encounter some of the parks big cats and other nocturnals on the one hour drive to the border through the Zambezi national park.
We will be at the Chobe National Park`s gate slightly before 06:30 to start the day with half a day game drive in the park. This gives the guests a good chance to get 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 throughout the trip while experiencing some of the best game viewing in Africa. The drive will continue until we break for lunch at about 12:30 Lunch (served buffet style) will be at the Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar) and after lunch you will have some time to relax before the afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River. This is a three hours cruise starting at 15:00 and ending at 18:00. The cruise affords 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 Cape buffalo and elephant. On the island, Puku and Lechwe are often seen and on the banks kudu, impala and water buck are common and; of course the African sunset from your boat on the Chobe river… Complimentary soft drinks are included on the boat, as well as tea and coffee and a light snack.
Guests will be at the Zimbabwe Boarder at 19:00 (or 17:00 at the Kazungula Ferry for Zambia) for the transfer to their Victoria Falls/Livingstone Hotels. Again this is the best time to see the cats of the Zambezi National Park as they will be out and hunting. You will be at your hotel at around 20:00 in time for dinner and a well-deserved rest.