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Embark on an unforgettable wildlife journey in Chobe National Park, one of the largest concentrations of game in Botswana, Africa. By size, it is the third largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park, and is the most biologically diverse. It is also Botswana's first national park.
You will be camping in the Chobe National Park in exclusive wilderness sites at Hospitality & Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) or Botswana Guides Association (BOGA) campsites, with no other campers nearby. If the sites are fully booked you will use the public site at Ihaha camp sites although this very rarely happens.
At 08:30 guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and escorted through immigration formalities. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety and on some regional information.
At 09:30 guests board the boat and commence a three hour boat cruise into the Chobe National Park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get close to fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst.
The boat cruise ends at the Coffee Buzz restaurant at 12:30. There is an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the park. After that, guests depart on an afternoon game drive - this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.
Arrive in camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the campfire and dinner under the stars.
Guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light continental breakfast vehicles head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats or the rare wild dogs as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and a siesta getting an opportunity to read rest or take a refreshing shower.
When the day starts to cool off another afternoon game drive follows afternoon tea, and good sightings are revisited or areas as yet unexplored are visited. Chobe National Park has a wide variety of game - the cats and large herbivores such as elephant and buffalo being a highlight, but rarer game such as puku, eland, sable, and roan antelope along with many more common antelope can be viewed here. Return to camp after sunset for a reflective fireside chat. Dinner follows, as always accompanied by the unforgettable sounds of the African night.
Guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and some cereal you head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good.
Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and an opportunity to take a refreshing shower. After packing up, you then leave the camp on your last activity which is usually another boat cruise, to be dropped off in Kasane / Kazungula at 16:30.
Chobe National Park lies nestled in Botswana's Northeast corner and it is neighboured by three other African countries - Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia.The park is home to world's largest elephant population, scores of other large herbivores, amazing birdlife, and Africa's largest predators: lions, leopards, and wild dogs. Kasane is the most northern town of Botswana and the gateway to Chobe National Park and one of the seventh natural wonders of the world - the spectacular Victoria Falls. With regular flights to the falls and Kasane, the Chobe National Park is easily accessible. Road transfers can easily be arranged from Livingstone and Victoria Falls.
During the safari tour, you have included in the price two breakfasts, one lunch, two brunches, and two dinners. Dinner is a two course meal and consists of hearty "bush cuisine" cooked on open fires.
Please book your flights to Kasane Airport (BBK). You can take taxi from Kasane Airport (BBK) to Kazungula. You'll be met at Kazungula by Kalahari Tours guide and are escorted through custom formalities.