2 Days Safari tour itinerary for Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls: See Wildlife Thrive By The Chobe River
Encounter the wildlife of Botswana while on a roaring game drives and a river cruise. Then spend the night camping in the middle of a lush forest with a hearty meal cooked on open fires.
Full Day Safari and Camping
For guests coming from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) or Livingstone (Zambia), meet the tour guide at 0830 hrs at Kazungula border post (return transfers from Livingstone or Victoria Falls are included). Your Botswana safari guide will assist you through immigration formalities.
A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information.
At 0930 hrs, board the boat and commence a 3-hour boat game cruise into the Chobe National Park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and African buffalo that make their way down to the river for the water.
The boat cruise ends at 1230 hrs and a sumptuous buffet lunch follows at the Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar).
There is an opportunity to do some last-minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park.
An afternoon game drive follows and this is the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way to and from the river to quench their thirst.
Reach the camp shortly before sunset for drinks around the campfire and dinner.
Another day of Game viewing
Rise and shine, early wake-up with a cup of hot and refreshing tea and/or coffee.
After a quick continental breakfast, head off on an early morning game drive. This time of the day is best for finding the big cats and other nocturnal as they are still active and hunting and; with luck on your side, you may even find them on their previous nights kills.
Around mid to late morning, return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and an opportunity to take a refreshing bush bucket shower.
When the day starts to cool off, pack up, break camp and leave the camp on the last game drive, to be dropped off in Kasane at 1630 hrs (for those guests staying in Botswana) and in Victoria Falls or Livingstone at 1800 hrs.
All camping equipment including spacious walk-in tents with a bedroll and bedding (mattress, sheet duvet, and pillow).
Botswana Safari Guide
All meals for the safari duration.
Mineral water and house wine with dinner.
Dinner (two-course meal consisting of hearty ‘Bush Cuisine” cooked on open fires)
Premium spirits and wines
Visas where applicable.
Items of personal nature like towels and toiletries.
Tips and gratuity
Camping will be in the Chobe National Park in Exclusive Wilderness sites i.e. HATAB or BOGA sites, with no other campers nearby. If the sites are fully booked, the tour operators will be forced to use the public site at Ihaha; this is very rare though.
Things to bring on this safari:
Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, dull neutral colours are most suitable.
Campsites are very sandy so suitable footwear is advised.
T-shirts, jeans or safari trousers for cool evenings and mornings.
A fleece or warm sweater for those early morning game drives.
A good pair of Sunglasses.
Sunblock, a hat and insect repellent are essential!
Binoculars and a camera fully charged batteries - there is no electricity in the bush (can charge via the cigarette lighter 12V only)
A headlamp or torch is vital.
If you enjoy a whiskey or the like, you are welcome to bring a bottle along to sip by the Campfire.
A towel, and your own toiletries (ladies please remember there are no shops for emergencies)
Any medication if necessary, and there is a basic medical aid box.
There will be times when you are exposed to the sun so a thin long sleeve shirt may come in handy.
The early morning drives will be very cold in the winter months - so layers are best to keep out the chill in the back of the game drive vehicle. (June, July, August)
Please attempt to travel as light as possible - space is always an issue on Safari.
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