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Chobe Extended Day Trip

Chobe National Park
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Overview

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.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience two activities in the famous Chobe National Park and get the best of both worlds in specially adapted open 4x4 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.

Included/Excluded

  • Early morning and late afternoon game drive/ transfers to and from the Chobe national park.
  • Real Half day game viewing safaris in the Chobe National Park
  • Real three hours of game cruising on the Chobe River
  • Buffet lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar)
  • Lots of refreshments on the drive and the cruise
  • Visas into Zimbabwe and Botswana where applicable
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips and gratuity

Durations

Full day (7+ hours)

Tour's Location

Chobe National Park

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DK TOURS

09/09/2020

A truly fantastic day we will never forget!

This safari makes for a long 15-hour day but it is totally worth it. My wife and I booked it in advance of our stay in Victoria Falls, preferring it to shorter alternatives because you don’t go on holiday in southern Africa very often and we wanted to make the most of it!Webster, who organizes the trip from the Zimbabwe side, picked us up from our Vic Falls hotel at 5 am – he was cheerfully waiting as we stumbled, bleary-eyed, into the reception. He provided a packed breakfast and drove us in an air-conditioned mini-van for the hour or so it took to get to the Botswana border, stopping briefly to show us a hyena family hanging out by the roadside. He guided us through border control and introduced us to Vincent who was to be our guide and driver for the first part of the safari.We settled into the safari vehicle, a Range Rover. Plenty of room, open to the air for viewing purposes but with a canvass roof to protect us from the sun. Once we reached the park, Vincent switched to 4-wheel drive and we were on our way. Vincent was very knowledgeable about the animals and, fortunately for us, great at spotting them even in the distance or when they were hiding in the bushes. Overall, he did a great job of looking after us and making sure we had a wonderful time – always good-natured and helpful.After the 5-hour drive, Vincent took us to the Chobe Safari Lodge where a buffet lunch was provided and we were then able to take a break and relax.Vincent then took us to rendezvous with ‘Captain Jack’ who was to be our guide for a 3-hour cruise on the Chobe River. We had a small boat to ourselves, again with a canvass roof to protect us from the sun. Jack was also extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and knew exactly where to find it. There are lots of much larger boats on the river but we were glad we chose this tour because the small boat meant Jack could get into the smaller inlets in the river bank so we were up close and personal with the wildlife – especially the crocs, one of which slipped into the water and swam past as we watched. The river cruise ended with a beautiful sunset and we got some really great pics!The Chobe National Park is huge and you will only see a fraction of it. However, you will definitely see lots of wildlife. We saw elephants, giraffes, zebra, hippos, buffalo, warthogs, antelope (including kudu), impala, baboons, crocodiles, and countless bird species including vultures, carmine bee-eaters, and spoonbills. You never go for more than a few minutes without snapping your camera. Make sure you have a camera with an optical zoom and don’t forget your binoculars.Would I recommend this trip? Oh yes, without a doubt. We loved it!
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DK TOURS

09/09/2020

BEST BEST CHOICE for Safari to Chobe National Park

EXCELLENT email responsiveness from Webster prior to our trip and how he arranged our hotel to pack us a breakfast to go at 5 am, shows attention to detail.We were handed off at the border at Botswana to Vincent who's Toyota Land Cruiser was very spacious and comfortable for the tour within the Park. Everyone would say they had the best experience, we would say we had the best experience. Vincent knew the Park like the back of his hand. Friendly and calm stopping as many times as we needed to get the right picture. We even had a tea/coffee break with little cookies on the bumper of the Cruiser. Saw lions, giraffe, elephants, water buffalo, hippos, and so many more.We were dropped off for lunch and a little time of relaxation and then picked up by Captain Jack for the cruise portion of the Chobe River. Another example of excellent service with drinks available and the whole boat to ourselves. All three guides were so knowledgeable about Chobe.EXCELLENT value and a beautiful and exciting time by all.
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DK TOURS

09/09/2020

Spectacular day trip

This was one of the best day trips we have done. Webster, Stanley, and Captain Jack are the most welcoming and knowledgeable guides. There isn’t anything to fault about this trip. This is well worth getting up early for. Although it isn’t the 5-star experience of some, the knowledge and humor of the guides can’t be beaten. Lunch included was very good and the ability to have a rest in between the two activities was most welcome. The use of the smaller boat was ideal to access all areas of the river and Jack was extremely patient whilst we took multiple bird pictures. Fantastic day thank you!
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