The Raft – Lunch Experience – Chobe
The only floating restaurant in Chobe and a must add to any Botswana itinerary or Chobe Day Trip!
Situated opposite Sedudu Island, guests can enjoy Chobe game viewing at its best while savoring the flavors of a traditional “braai” (barbecue). The island has an abundance of bird life and is frequented by a host of larger herbivorous drawn to the endless supply of lush green grass throughout the year. The Raft has little to no impact on the environment and was built with 90% re-cycled material. All restaurant items are unbreakable with every scrap of refuse being bagged and disposed of off-site. A 15 minute cruise from Kasane lulls you into the very heart of Africa.
Pick up 12.15 am ~ 14:30 pm drop-off.
Chobe Explorer Day Cruise Highlights
- A virtual floating Restaurant 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.
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Inclusions Activity Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
The Raft Lunch Experience Overview.
What an exciting way to enjoy a delicious lunch…at a restaurant floating on the Chobe River not far from the town of Kasane, a short road transfer from your lodge in Kasane, and then a scenic boat transfer across to the Raft.
Your guide will share local news and folklore, and perhaps recall the controversy surrounding the nearby Sududu Island (once the subject of a sensitive ownership battle between Botswana and Namibia). A local beer or glass of wine would be a good start to a three-meat meal, with vegetables and salad and The Raft’s special desert for afters. Wild animals grace the entire area around you, while a myriad exotic birds dart hither and thither.
This is a lunch outing like no other, amid the Chobe Flood Plains, where you can feel and see ‘Real Africa’ to the back of beyond. As you stay within the main channel there is no need to complete the immigration process between Namibia and Botswana. Just enjoy!
Operating Schedule. (+/-3.5 hours including transfers)
- 12h15am Pick up from the hotels
- 12h30am Boat Transfer to the Raft
- 14h30pm Return to hotels
Minimum Numbers: 2 Guests Maximum Numbers : 64
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 Raft Lunch Experience as you then get the opportunity to see the abundant wildlife from both perspectives. Land and water.
- Transfers from Kasane hotels and lodges
- BBQ (Braai) Cooked on board, fresh baked bread and salads.
- Water, Soft Drinks and Local Beers
- National Parks Fee
- Expenditure of a Personal Nature