Chobe River Game Cruise
View the abundant wildlife of the Chobe National Park on a Chobe River Game Cruise, providing game viewing from a totally different perspective along the banks of the River.
Drifting along the river on a comfortable river boat is the ideal vantage point from which to witness the many animals which make their way down to drink from the river. Hippos and crocodiles are also common sightings on these cruises. Elephants frequently cross the river to the islands where lush green grass is available year-round making spectacular sightings during these crossings.
The birdlife along the river is spectacular, and you don’t have to be a bird enthusiast to completely marvel at the number of species on on display and the knowledgable guides can part with the interesting facts on the animals and birds.
A cool breeze while sipping an ice cold beverage drifting down this magnificent river is a superb way to spend a morning or an afternoon.
- 09h00pm Pick up from the hotels
- 09h30pm Cruise departs the jetty
- 12h00pm Return to hotels
Winter / Summer (3 hours including transfers)
- 15h30pm / S 16h00pm Pick up from the hotels
- 16h00pm / S 16h30pm Cruise departs the waterfront
- 18h30pm / S 19h00pm Return to hotels
(Summer 1st November – 30 April / Winter 1 May – 31 October. Times are approximate)
Chobe River Game Cruise Highlights
- A fantastic way to spend the morning or afternoon in the Chobe.
- Magnificent game and bird sightings along the river.
- Great snacks and drinks during the cruise.
- Get out of the heat on the mainland and enjoy the cool breeze on the river.
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Inclusions Activity Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
What To Expect On A Chobe River Game Cruise
The stunning and life-giving Chobe River forms the northern boundary of Chobe National Park.
This life-giving 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.
On a Chobe River Game Cruise you will cruise upstream into the Chobe National Park which provides excellent opportunities to see large herds of elephants drinking and playing in the river. From the river you will be able to see giraffe, kudu, impala, zebra and maybe other antelope. You will also see large herds of buffalo making their way down to the waters edge to quench their thirst. Wallowing Hippo are a regular feature on a Chobe River Game Cruise and crocodile are often spotted on the waters edge.
A Game Cruise is a fantastic opportunity for birdwatchers to view the many bird species that live in the park.
Minimum Numbers: 2 Guests Maximum Numbers : 30
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 River Game Cruise as you get the opportunity to see the abundant wildlife from both perspectives. Land and water.
- Return Transfer From Kasane Based Hotels
- Cookies, tea, drinks and water (Morning)
- Drinks and water (Afternoon)
- National Parks Fees $10