Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana is one of the best game reserves in Africa. It has one of the highest concentrations of animals within Africa, and the second most elephants of any national park behind the nearby Hwange NP in Zimbabwe. Visit Chobe by self driving or by tour that starts in Moan and ends in Kasane.  This five to seven day safari drives through Moremi Game Reserve into Chobe National Park. The other option is to stay in Kasane and explore the Serondela (Chobe riverfront) section of the park.

Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Game Drive, River Cruise, Botswana,Traditional Mokoro on the Chobe River


Things to Do

Kasane is a great base to explore the area. There are many different excursions and activities, such as a game drive, a river cruise on the Chobe river, and a day trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. There are several tour companies and hotels which you can book from. For the best price in town, book with Cherry Chobe Safaris.

Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Game Drive, River Cruise, Botswana,Hippos in the Chobe River


Chobe Game Drive

From Kasane, join a game drive in the morning to track lions, elephants, and other large game. Sightings are best during the dry season when most animals congregate near the Chobe River, allowing close up views of the animals. Three hour tours start between 6AM and 7Am and include a quick breakfast tea/coffee stop.

Cost: The Game Drive cost 255 Pula per person, not including 70 Pula entrance fee to Chobe National Park. One fee covers both the game drive and river cruise if done in the same day.

Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Game Drive, River Cruise, Botswana,Elephants grazing in Chobe

Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Game Drive, River Cruise, Botswana,Elephants Drinking from the Chobe River


Chobe River Cruise

In the afternoon, join a river cruise for three hours on the Chobe River. There are many animals on the river banks, such as hippos, elephants, crocodiles, exotic birds, and several other large game. If lucky, you can even see lions at the waters edge. This cruise was a highlight of our stay in Kasane.

Cost: The River Cruise is 230 Pula per person, not including 70 Pula entrance fee to Chobe National Park. One fee covers both the game drive and river cruise if done in the same day.

Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Game Drive, River Cruise, Botswana,Elephant Crossing the Chobe River

Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Game Drive, River Cruise, Botswana,Crocodile on the Chobe River


Victoria Falls Tour

The Victoria Falls tour is a full day trip that begins at 7AM. The first stop is the border crossing into Zimbabwe.  When arriving to the falls there will two hours available to explore.  There is about a half a mile walkway to get a closer view of the falls. Afterwards, it is possible to walk to the Victoria Falls Bridge that crosses the Zambezi River into Zambia. Check out one of the many adventure activities across the border. Bring a packed lunch or go to the Lookout Cafe.

Cost: The tour cost to Victoria Falls is 350 pula per person.

The Zimbabwe 1-day Visa on entry costs $30 USD for most foreigners, with the exception of residents from the UK ($50 USD), China ($60 USD), and Canada ($70 USD). The entry fee to Victoria Falls costs $20 USD for SADAC residents, and $30 USD for international visitors. 

Victoria Falls Tour, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls Tour, Botswana, Zambezi, Zimbabwe, ZambiaVictoria Falls

Victoria Falls Tour, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls Tour, Botswana, Zambezi, Zimbabwe, ZambiaVictoria Falls

Adventure Activities at Victoria Falls

  • Bungee Jump – $160 USD

  • Zipline – $45 USD solo or $55 USD tandem

  • Bridge Swing – $160 USD solo or $205 USD tandem

  • Big Three – all three adventures for $205 USD

Victoria Falls Tour, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls Tour, Botswana, Zambezi, Zimbabwe, ZambiaCrossing the Victoria Falls Bridge


Where to Stay

Thebe River Lodge has great campsites that come with a brai pit and electricity for 110 Pula per person

Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Game Drive, River Cruise, Botswana,Exotic Bird in Chobe


Cherry Chobe Safaris contact info:

Contact Cherry Lewis by email at chobeche@yahoo.com or by phone at +267 73724938.

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Sunset on the Chobe River

 

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Published on 07/28/2016 by Beard and Curly. Visited from 05/21/2016 – 05/24/2016.

 

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