Early Morning Game Drive and Lunch

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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 starts as the gates open at 6 am.

Your driver is 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 lions and leopards. You discover some of the park’s 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.

  • Chevron down Why You'll Love This
  • After the game drive, lunch is served at a hotel on the riverbank before gliding along the Chobe River on a river cruise. This gives you ample opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous river scenery and extraordinarily close views of lots of animals, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife.

  • Chevron down Overview
  • You’re picked up from your hotel at 6:30 am 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 an hour, where you 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.

    You’re picked up from your lodge or hotel within Kasane to travel to the Chobe National Park and pick-up times depend on the location of your hotel or lodge as we aim to be at the gates by 6 am. 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, and you are in safe hands with a qualified safari guide who drives you through the park. Your guide is local and knowledgeable, sharing information on the park’s distinct ecosystem and its diverse range of animals. This Botswana game drive is a fantastic opportunity for photographers to capture wildlife in a stunning landscape.

    As it is a private tour, 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 is served at a hotel where you have the opportunity to relax before heading out on a cruise. You 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’re transferred out of Chobe National Park by 6 pm when you return back to your lodge within Kasane. Special arrangements can be made if you are living outside of Kasane, such as Victoria Falls.

  • Chevron down Inclusions
    • Entrance fees
    • National park fees
    • Lunch on floating restaurant
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pick-up 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 on-site clay oven. There is a potato bake, coleslaw, three-bean salad, roasted butternut squash, and a delectable, multi-layered dessert. Tea and coffee plus two drinks, which include beer or mineral water/soft drink.

  • Chevron down Additional Information
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code: please wear neutral colours 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)