Chobe Explorer – Day Cruise
Ever wished you could take the comfort of your Safari Lodge on your game activities with you? The Chobe Explorer was built to provide the wonder of experiencing this level of comfort with a river Safari on the Chobe.
After you have done a Game Drive early in the morning and had a breakfast at your lodge, come down for a relaxing day cruising on the magnificent Chobe River watching the many species of birds and animals with a fresh breeze in your face, whilst sipping on one of your favourite beverages.
Pick up 10.30 am ~ 06:30 pm drop-off.
Chobe Explorer Day Cruise Highlights
- A virtual floating Safari Lodge in the Chobe National Park
- Amazing Game viewing and birding along the banks of the Chobe River
- Attentive staff to keep your beverages fresh
- A barbeque style lunch.
- Afternoon Siesta on the hammocks on the top deck in the cool breeze
- Sunset cruise in the evening on the way back to the harbour with beverage in hand.
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Inclusions Activity Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Chobe Explorer Day Cruise Overview.
The stunning and life-giving Chobe River forms the northern boundary of Chobe National Park.
The river begins its existence as a small mountain spring in Angola, where it is known as the Kwando (a Hambukushu name). From here, it travels great distances through the Kalahari sands before it reaches Botswana and becomes the Linyanti (a Subiya name).
It finally becomes the Chobe at the border post of Ngoma, from where it continues to run along Botswana’s northern border before meeting the mighty Zambezi and tumbling over the precipice at Victoria Falls.
This full day Chobe Cruise starts at 11h00, departing from the Cresta Mowana Jetty. You will be welcomed aboard by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and muffins.
The triple decker vessel offers a restaurant on the ground floor, a lounge with comfortable couches and and occasional chairs on the middle deck, and an observation deck on the top level with shaded sun loungers. The vessel has full toilet facilities.
The adventure kicks off when the Chobe Explorer sets off to follow the river shoreline. The bird count along the Chobe river currently sits at 460 species. For the lovers of game watching, Chobe is home to the largest elephant population in the world.
At lunch you are served a mouth watering braai (barbeque) style meal, and of course we also have great vegetarian options. After lunch you can relax on the top deck sun loungers and have a short siesta or take advantage of the elevated game viewing vista.
Late afternoon, the Chobe Explorer meanders back home on a sunset cruise with sundowners in hand and docks back at the jetty just in time to watch the sun disappear behind the Horizon.
Operating Schedule. (+/-7 hours including transfers)
- 10h30am Pick up from the hotels
- 11h00am Cruise departs the jetty
- 18h30pm Return to hotels
Minimum Numbers: 2 Guests Maximum Numbers : 24
No age restrictions. Children 11 and under 50%
Dress: Casual, Advised to bring:
- Sun Screen
- Binoculars and Cameras
- Warm clothes during winter, it can get cold on the river.
A Chobe Game Drive is an excellent activity to pair with the Chobe Sunset Cruise. You get the opportunity to see the abundant wildlife from both perspectives. Land and water.
- Transfers from Kasane hotels and lodges
- Chobe River Cruise
- Am and Pm Teas and Coffees
- Braai / Barbeque style lunch
- Beverages (Not Spirits) and Water
- National Parks Fee