Early Morning Game Drive, Lunch on Floating Restaurant and Cruise

from/per person $210.00

Floating restaurant Chobe
Sunset in Chobe
Elephant in water
Game drive Chobe
The raft- Floating restaurant Chobe

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Go on a private Game Drive safari in the most biologically diverse park in Botswana. Getting into the park early increases your chances of seeing lions and other wildlife that are less active in the heat of the day. The Game Drive into Chobe National Park will start as the gates open at 6am. Your driver will be a professional guide with extensive knowledge on the park and its inhabitants. The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, huge array of bird species and big cats such as lion and leopard. You will discover some of the parks distinct ecosystems with dense woodland, extensive savannahs and rolling grasslands while travelling along the Caprivi flood plains. As this is a private game drive you can ask your guide to tailor your trip towards specific birdlife or wildlife if you like.

After the game drive lunch will be served at a hotel on the riverbank before gliding along the Chobe River on a river cruise. This will give you ample opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous river scenery and extraordinarily close views of lots of animals, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles and birdlife.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30am to go to Botswana. While in Kasane, game drives are the most popular activity for most travellers that like to get outdoors. The drive from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park is just over 1 hour, where you will have the privilege of going into a park with one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Although it is only the third largest park in the country, it is the most biologically diverse, and Botswana’s first national park. The park is known for its elephant populations which has built up from a few thousand to over 50,000 and is considered the highest elephant concentration in Africa.

On this activity you will be picked up from your lodge or hotel within Kasane to travel to the Chobe National Park. Pick up times will depend on the location of your hotel or lodge as we aim to be at the gates by 6am. Please remember to bring US$10 for entry into the park. The game drive will be done in a custom built 4×4 safari vehicle, with open sides which offer exceptional views. You will be in safe hands with a qualified safari guide who will drive you through the park. With the guides local experience and knowledge you will learn of the parks distinct ecosystem and it diverse range of animals. This is a fantastic opportunity for photographers to capture wildlife in a stunning landscape.

As it is a private game drive you are welcome to ask your guide to go searching for certain birdlife, wildlife or unique areas within the park.

After the game drive a buffet lunch will be served at a hotel where you’ll have the opportunity to relax before heading out on a sunset cruise. You will join others on a specially adapted boat to glide along the river, through the exclusive islands that provide a haven for bird and wildlife. This will give you ample opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous river scenery and extraordinarily close views of lots of animals, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. The boat cruise is considered a “must do” when visiting Chobe National Park. Relax and enjoy the complimentary drinks offered on your Chobe River cruise.

After the cruise you will be transferred out of Chobe National Park by 6pm when you will return back to your lodge within Kasane. Special arrangements can be made if you are living outside of Kasane, such as Victoria Falls.

  • Entrance fees
  • National park fees
  • Lunch on floating restaurant
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Kasane
  • River cruise
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan when being picked up from the hotel
  • Transport by adopted 4×4 open safari vehicles in the parks (blankets will be provided in winter)
  • Includes 2 drinks (mineral water/soft drink or beer) on floating restaurant

Lunch is served buffet style. There is a choice of three meats: boerewors, chicken, and steak with homemade bread baked in the onsite clay oven. There will be potato bake, coleslaw, 3-bean salad, roasted butternut squash, and a delectable, multi-layered dessert. Tea and coffee plus 2 drinks which include beer or mineral water/soft drink.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code: please wear neutral colors and bring a hat. If you have clothing with long sleeves this helps prevent flies
  • Please let us know if you have specific dietary requirements
  • Rates per person and quoted in USD
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • A small amount of walking is involved (less than 1 kilometer)


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