Top attractions in Chobe National Park
Our most recommended things to do in Chobe National Park
1. From Kasane: Chobe River Sunset Cruise
Celebrate the end of the day as the sun sinks into the Chobe River on a 3-hour guided sunset cruise. Enjoy this special time of day in Africa as you cruise upstream into the Chobe National Park and see massive herds of elephants streaming to the river banks for their last drink. After pickup from your centrally located Kasane accommodation, transfer to the Chobe River Jetty to board your boat. Make the most of the best time of day to view the abundant wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. As the temperature cools, large herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and impala can be seen making their way down to the river. Hippos and crocodiles are also common sightings on the Chobe River Sunset Cruise. Elephants frequently cross the river to the islands where the lush green grass is available year-round. At the end of the cruise, you'll be transported back to your accommodation in Kasane.
2. Chobe National Park: 3-Hour Game Drive
Take a private 3-hour game drive through Chobe National Park, so-called “Land of the Giants,” and discover a perfect destination for any wildlife lover full of many big game species. Marvel at Botswana's first and most biologically diverse national park, particularly known for its elephant populations which have grown from a few thousand to over 50,000 — the highest elephant concentration in Africa. After pickup from your accommodation in Kasane, travel to the Chobe National Park, aiming to be at the gates by 6 AM. Please remember to bring $10 for entry into the park. Once in the park, hop in a custom built 4x4 safari vehicle, with open sides offering exceptional views, then set off on your game drive with a qualified safari guide. With your guide's local experience and knowledge, learn about the park's distinct ecosystem and its diverse range of animals. Enjoy a fantastic opportunity ...
3. Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise
Spend a full day immersed in nature with a cruise on the Chobe River followed by a game drive in the world-famous Chobe National Park. Only 1 hour away from Livingstone, the Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. The tour departs from Livingstone, where you’ll be picked up from your lodge or hotel for a transfer to the border. Your Botswanan guide will meet you after immigration procedures and take you first to the cruise on the Chobe River. This breathtaking river is famous for its rich elephant and lion population, so keep your eyes peeled to spot the wildlife in the water and along the banks. Enjoy a fresh buffet lunch with several options at a beautiful lodge situated on the riverbank. Then, switch to a game drive in the National Park. Your open-sided vehicle will allow you to see 360-degrees around you and at great distances ...
Lovely journey to Botswana through Zambia and Botswana to Chobe. The park was lovely and very green this time of year. We saw a great variety of birds and animals especially very close to a mother and baby elephant. Also two Male lions. The cruise on the Chobe river we saw hippos crocodiles buffalo and birds as well as various antelope. Unfortunately being the rainy season it rained and reduced our views. Guides were excellent and it was a very enjoyable day .
4. Chobe: 2-Day Mobile Camping Safari
Combine a visit to Chobe National Park with an exploration of Chobe River on this 2-day camping safari for the perfect budget wildlife experience. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and make your way through Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Explore the wildlife of Chobe on a riverboat, offering spectacular views of the river and grassland flood plains. This will be followed by a 4x4 game drive safari where you can see the large concentrations of animals who will be grazing and drinking water. Admire the spectacular sunset over the fields for a perfect end to the day. Spend the night in a tented camp in the wilderness of the Chobe National Park. Your cook will prepare typical “bush cuisine” on open fires for dinner. The second day will be full of more game drives and wildlife explorations. All game drives will take place in 4x4 safari vehicles with local Botswanan guides w...
5. From Victoria Falls: 3-Day Chobe Camping Safari
Start your 3-day camping safari adventure with a boat cruise into Chobe National Park where you can get up close and personal with bird-life, hippos, crocodiles, and, of course, scores of elephants and buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. Then continue on an afternoon game drive, the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river. Wake up the next morning at dawn for your morning game drive, this time of day is best for seeing the big cats and the rare wild dogs. After brunch and a rest, start off for another game drive with cats and large herbivores such as elephants and buffalo. You can also see rarer game such as Puku, Eland, Sable, and Roan antelope along with many more common antelope.
6. Kasane: Chobe National Park Full-Day Game Drive Safari
Delight in a game drive safari perfect for every wildlife lover in the Chobe National Park. Discover Botswana's first and most biologically diverse national park, popularly known as “The Land of the Giants” due to the number of big game species that call the park home, including the highest elephant concentration in Africa. After pickup from your accommodation in Kasane, travel to the Chobe National Park boat launch. Pay $10 for entry into the park, then get in your custom built viewing boat with comfortable chairs and open sides offering exceptional views. Set off with a qualified safari guide who will keep you in safe hands as you navigate through the park. With the guide's local experience and knowledge, learn about the park's distinct ecosystem and its diverse range of animals. Spot some of the more than 50,000 elephants that reside in the park, as well as buffaloes, hippos, giraff...
7. From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Rafting & Safari Combo
After a transfer from your hotel, raft one of the finest rivers in the world, the Mighty Zambezi - a must-do activity in Livingstone. Listen to a comprehensive briefing on top of the Batoka Gorge, hike down the to the river, and see the splendid view of Victoria Falls from below. Paddle through a series of Class 3- 5 rapids including Boiling Pot, the Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven and the world's most action-packed rapid, the Oblivion. Having quenched your thirst for adrenaline, stop for a well-deserved BBQ lunch on top of the gorge. The following day, continue the adventure with a relaxed tour through the Chobe National Park. Discover thousands of wildlife species including elephants, antelopes, and buffaloes. Keep your eyes peeled for lions and leopards which can be also spotted. Next, during a boat safari, gaze in awe at the hippos wallowing below you. Learn about how animals live...
8. From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Safari and Cruise
Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Victoria Falls by a professional tour guide who will make the border crossing into Botswana effortless. Arrive at the Kazungula border post for an assisted crossing where another guide will meet you at the Botswana side. Commence to the Chobe River and board a game viewing boat for a momentous wildlife cruise. Look out for animals such as hippos, flamingos, and aquatic birds in their natural habitat. The wildlife cruise will be followed by a hearty buffet lunch at a riverfront restaurant. To finish off an incredible day, take an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park on a safari vehicle. Your guide will help you spot animals such as elephants, lions, and much more during the adventure. At 4:30 PM, you’ll be safely returned to your hotel in Vitoria Falls via the border crossing at Kazungula.
9. Chobe National Park Full Day & Overnight Safari
Enjoy a unique full day and overnight safari in the iconic Chobe National Park. Don’t miss this spectacular opportunity to experience the best of the Park with an unforgettable night’s sleep under the African sky. After a 1-hour drive to Kasane from Victoria Falls, your adventure starts with a 3-hour river cruise into the Park. This is sure to be a highlight of your trip, as you’ll get the opportunity to see elephants, Cape buffalo, and antelopes make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. Then, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge that overlies the river. Jump back into the boat and sail through the Chobe River where you’ll have the chance to meet the hippos, grunting to protect their territory, while basking crocs relax on the edge of the river. Shortly after sunset, return to the hotel for dinner. Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep as you listen to the sou...
10. From Kasane: Chobe National Park Overnight Camping Safari
Discover Chobe National Park in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. The park is 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. Start the tour with pick up from your hotel and drive to the Chobe National Park. First, embark on an exciting riverboat cruise. On the cruise, see hippo, crocodile and other wildlife that come to the shores for a drink. After the cruise, enjoy a game drive along the Chobe River as you make your way to the campsite in the national park. Once settled in at camp enjoy dinner and an overnight stay. In the morning, take another game drive after which you will be transported back to Kasane where you...
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What people are saying about Chobe National Park
It was a lovely daytrip. We flew through immigrations on both the Zambian and Botswana side. I was in doubt about whether there would be charges at the boarders which there were not. The game drive was so nice and the driver was the nicest man. He definetly had our best interest at heart and did his best to find as many animals as possible. We saw elefants everywhere and a lot of hippos and crocodiles. The lunch offered was the most delicious buffet! Fruits, vegetables, meats and ice cream ;) All in all a great day, that I would be happy to repeat.
I was picked up at the lodge on time and as agreed, the subsequent drive to the national park was very good. The time in the national park was wonderful, it's just indescribably beautiful there. We saw impalas, kudu, monkeys, mongoose, giraffes, loads of elephants and even a lion. Our guide Brooks was great and explained a lot to us. An unforgettable experience!
Booked the sunrise to sunset tour to chobe national park so that I could get in early before the crowd. Got to see zebras on the way. There is no lion in Chobe National park. If you must see, don't choose here. Got to see giraffes, elephants, hippos, impalas and gibbons everywhere! The sunset setting on the river was amazing.
Had a very nice day, everything went smoothly from pick up to drop off. We had Brook for our guide and he was fantastic, very patient and obliging. I might just mention that if you have water with your lunch, you will be charged. There could be water and juice on the buffet table but we didn’t see it.
Great safari, we saw a lot of animals from large to small. Always amazes me how the guide can recognize some animals from afar