Chobe River Sunset Cruise
View the abundant wildlife of the Chobe National Park on a Chobe River Sunset 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 and Elephants frequently cross the river to the islands where lush green grass is available year-round.
Celebrate the end of the day as the Sun sinks into the Chobe River while the boat meanders upstream into the Chobe National Park. Share in the end-of-day ritual which sees massive herds of elephant streaming to the river banks for their last drink.
There is no better place to spend a sunset than on the Chobe River, while you relax as you sip on a Gin and Tonic and reminisce about the day’s activities and sightings.
Operating Schedule. Winter / Summer (3 hours including transfers)
- W 15h30pm / S 16h00pm Pick up from the hotels
- W 16h00pm / S 16h30pm Cruise departs the waterfront
- W 18h30pm / S 19h00pm Return to hotels
(Summer 1st November – 30 April / Winter 1 May – 31 October. Times are approximate)
Chobe River Sunset Cruise Highlights
- A fantastic way to spend the evening on the Chobe.
- Magnificent game and bird sightings along the river.
- Great snacks and drinks during the cruise.
- Sip on a Gin and Tonic while taking in the fantastic sunset.
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Inclusions Activity Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Chobe River Sunset Cruise Overview
The stunning and life-giving Chobe River forms the northern boundary of Chobe National Park.
Starting out as a small mountain spring in Angola, where it is known as the Kwando (a Hambukushu name) and from there it gathers water from various other tributaries as it travels great distances through the Kalahari sands before it reaches Botswana and becomes the Linyanti River (a Subiya name).
From the border post of Ngoma, the river finally becomes known as the Chobe, from where it continues to run along Botswana’s northern border before meeting the mighty Zambezi and tumbling over the precipice at Victoria Falls, into the chasm of the Batoka Gorge.
Sunset is the best time of day to view the abundant wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River in custom designed game viewing boats that get close to the banks of the river and the wildlife.
As the temperature cools, large herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe and impala can be seen making their way down to the river, while hippos and crocodiles are common sightings on the Chobe River Sunset Cruise. Elephants frequently cross the river to the islands where lush green grass is available year-round.
Operating Schedule. (3 hours including transfers)
- 15h00pm Pick up from the hotels
- 15h30pm Cruise departs the jetty
- 18h30pm Return to hotels
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 Sunset Cruise. You get the opportunity to see the abundant wildlife from both perspectives. Land and water.
- Return transfers from Kasane hotels and lodges
- Sunset Cruise
- Soft Drinks, Local Spirits, Wines and Beers
- National Parks Fees