Go on a sunset or sunrise river cruise along the Chobe River and witness the abundant wildlife on the banks, including large herds of elephant coming down for a drink and a wallow. Other common sites are crocodiles and hippos basking in the sun, antelope, zebra and if you’re lucky the occasional lion. If you are a birding enthusiast this is a great chance to spot a number of stunning birds including African darters, skimmers (threatened species), fish eagles, kingfishers and other waders and water birds. Listen for the unmistakable call of the African fish eagle. Your will go on a specially adapted boat that take tours through the unique islands and channels that provide such a haven for bird and wildlife. The boat captain will impart his knowledge of this remarkable environment and the people that inhabit its shores.
The river cruise is a must do activity when visiting the national park.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 6am to be taken to your cruise in Kasane. As you are going into Chobe National Park on the boat cruise you’ll need to pay the park fee’s which, being US$10. Once you have paid the park fee it’s time to board your specially adapted boat to glide along the river, through the exclusive islands that provide a haven for bird and wildlife. Chobe National Park has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Being on a boat 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 we’ll drop you back off to your hotel at around 9:30am for the sunrise cruise, or 6:30pm for the sunset cruise.