With a regional office in Kasane and another in Victoria Falls, we are perfectly positioned to provide a comprehensive and seamless ground handling service where guests are met with a warm smile and guaranteed service.
We stand out from the crowd by avoiding the tourist traps, ensuring that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unspoiled Africa of old in all its glory.
We maintain a comprehensive fleet of transfer and safari vehicles and boats tailored to ensure ultimate comfort. From fishing boats to luxuriously appointed game viewing vehicles, extended and fitted with ergonomically designed seats, built-in cooler boxes and storage space as well as spacious no-middle-seat game viewing options for smaller groups (up to 8 people). We ensure you see and capture Africa in all its splendour.
Our vessels are registered in both Namibia and Botswana, ensuring unfettered access to all areas on the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers (through the Kasai Channel). Our game activities are carefully choreographed and designed to avoid the usual congestion on the rivers and are even equipped with toilet facilities to ensure passenger comfort during longer cruises away from the madding crowds.

Activity Specifications

Chobe River Boat Cruises

A Chobe River Boat Cruise is irreplaceable – the sights and sounds, the smells are incredible. Our custom designed game viewing boats are fully equipped, each with a well-stocked cooler box. If you have any specific requests with regard to drinks, please endure these are placed with our boat guides prior to departure. Our game viewing boats are designed to go where the larger game viewing boats are not able to easily, creating an opportunity to get up close and personal with the great and small that the Chobe has to offer. Cameras are essential, as well as binoculars, sunscreen and in winter something warm to cover up!

Three Hour Boat Cruise:
Time: Any time starting 06h30, exit time 18h00
Min numbers: 2
Max numbers: 45
Includes: Kasane town transfers, soft drinks, park fees

Lunch Cruise:
Duration: 3 hours
Time: 12h30
Min numbers: 4
Max numbers: 45
Includes: Kasane town transfers, lunch (braai & salads), soft drinks and water, park fees

Sunset Cruise:
Duration: 3 hours
Time: 15h00
Min numbers: 2
Max numbers: 45
Includes: Kasane town transfers, snacks, soft drinks, local spirits, wines and beer, park fees

Full Day Cruise
Duration: 8 hours
Time: 10h00 – 18h00
Min numbers: 4
Max numbers: 45
Includes: Kasane town transfers, lunch (braai & salads), soft drinks and water, park fees

Chobe Game Drives

Experience one of Africa’s true wildlife gems in this 11 700 square kilometre wildlife reserve. Arguments rage as to whether the elephant population is 60 000 or 120 000. It really does not matter which is correct as the sight of herds numbering in the hundreds is a sight you will never forget. In this park where predators like lion, leopard and wild dog abound it is no wonder it has been called the Galapagos of Africa. Don’t forget to take with you binoculars, cameras with sufficient battery power and memory card as well as a suitable windbreaker as the vehicles are open.

Three Hour Game Drive
Time: Any time starting 06h30, exit time 18h00
Min numbers: 2
Max numbers: 10 (per vehicle)
Includes: Kasane town transfers, soft drinks and water, park fees

Half Day Game Drive
Duration: 6 hours
Time: 06h00 to 12h00
Min numbers: 4
Max numbers: 10 (per vehicle)
Includes: Kasane town transfers, soft drinks, park fees

Full Day Game Drive
Duration: 10 hours
Time: 08h00 to 18h00
Min numbers: 4
Max numbers: 10 (per vehicle)
Includes: Kasane town transfers, soft drinks and lunch, park fees

Private Game Drive
Duration: 3 hours
Time: Any time starting 06h30, exit time 18h00
Min numbers: Rate is charged for the vehicle, whether it is 1 or 6 guests.

Max numbers: 6 (If the guests exceed 6 them there is a surcharge (charged at the normal rate) per additional guest) Includes: Kasane town transfers, soft drinks and water, park fees for up to 4 pax, thereafter guest pay normal rate.

Chobe Day Trip

Kazangula Border Departure – Guests are collected from the border at 09h00, and transported to their first activity. Victoria Falls Departure – Collection time in Victoria Falls will be 07h30 from your hotel, where you will then be transferred to the Kazungula Border.

The first activity is a boat cruise scheduled to depart at +/- 09h30, boarding a vessel and then traversing along the Chobe River into the Chobe National Park. There is no stretch of river in the world that has a larger and more varied abundance of wildlife than this part of the Chobe River. After the boat cruise we board a floating restaurant for lunch, where guests can enjoy traditional cuisine while still being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Chobe.

The afternoon game drive is scheduled to depart at 13h30, which allows an hour for lunch After a quick boat transfer to the Park Entrance gate, guests will be collected in open game drive vehicles. The game drive will cover less than 1% of the 11700 square kilometres that makes up the Chobe National Park. The Land activity takes you further into the park where a variety of different species can be found.

At around 16h00 vehicles will make their way out of the national park towards the Border. Vehicles will meet their return transfers at Kazungula at 16h30.
Victoria Falls Departure – Once immigration formalities have been cleared, guests will then be transferred back to their respective hotels, with an estimated arrival time of about 18h00.

Note: The first activity is usually a boat cruise however if guests specifically request it, a game drive can be arranged. If guests were on a boat cruise in the morning they would be scheduled for a game drive in the afternoon and vice versa.

Time ex Victoria Falls: Collection 07h30 from Victoria Falls Hotels, Final drop off 18h00 at Victoria Falls hotel
Time ex Kazangula Border: Collection 09h00 from Kazangula Border, Final drop off 16h00 at Kazangula Border
Min numbers: 2
Max numbers: 0
Includes: Morning Game Drive (3 hrs), 12h30 Traditional Lunch on Floating restaurant, Afternoon cruise (3 hrs) and Park entry fees. Soft drinks on drive and cruise. Excludes: Drinks at lunch, Visa fees

Victoria Falls Day Trip

Collection from your hotel in Kasane will be 08:00 when you will be transferred to the Zimbabwe Border. After Immigration procedures, you will be collected by another vehicle stationed on the Zimbabwe side of the border which will take you through the Zambezi National Park to the Victoria Falls. The guide will then sign you into the Victoria Falls and give you insightful information about the falls. Lunch included.

After lunch guests then embark into the traditional craft market and experience the excitement of traditional trade as one bargains for the best price for the beautiful crafts created by these very talented individuals. This is then followed by a visit to the Big Baobab tree where some interesting facts and history will be shared about this African Icon.
The guide will then transfer guests back to the Border where once immigration formalities are cleared, a vehicle will collect guests and taken them back to their hotel.

Duration: 8 hours
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Min numbers: 2
Includes: Kasane town transfers, Falls visit, lunch at the Falls restaurant and a visit to the craft market
Excludes: Drinks at lunch, Visa fees, Entry fee into the Falls

NOTE: If staying at a Namibian Hotel, boat transfer to immigration to be arranged with hotel

VIP
Duration: 11 hours
Time: 07h00 – 18h00
Min numbers: 2
Includes: Kasane town transfers, Falls visit, lunch at the Falls restaurant, a visit to the craft market and High Tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel
Excludes: Drinks at lunch, Visa fees, Entry fee into the Falls

NOTE: Due to border closing times (at Kasane immigration) this activity only available to Kasane town guests.

Impalila Island Village Tour

This uniquely positioned island straddles the intersection of where all four countries meet. It is here where it is possible to drink a beer, a Zimbabwean Zambezi, a Botswana St Louis, a Zambian Mozi and a Namibian Tafel and know that the countries from whence they came are not more than 200 metres away. Folklore has it that a notorious smuggler lived here and each time a deputation was sent to arrest him from one of the adjoining countries he would insist that where he was standing was in another sovereign state. He was never sent to jail for his crimes. The little island has another side to its history in that it played a prominent role when the South African Defense Force used it as a military base and it is still possible to climb the lookout baobab and sit high above the Zambezi flood plain and behold an endless view over all four countries. This baobab has an astounding girth of 48 metres.

Duration: 3 hours
Time: Anytime, starting 08h00 as border only opens, exit time 16h00
Min numbers: 2
Max numbers: N/A
Includes: Kasane town transfers, soft drinks
Excludes : Park Fees – payable direct

Fishing Safari

A trip to the Chobe or the Zambezi would not be complete without trying your hand at fishing. These particular waters are home to the notorious, voracious, most powerful power to weight ratio fresh water fish in the world. The Tiger fish is a true delight to every serious or amateur angler. These mighty fighters can be taken on fly or on the traditional spinner or spoon. Our fishing guides have grown up in this area and know exactly where to take you for the best options of landing one of these amazing fish. We practice capture and release with Tiger but adopt “the hook and cook” concept when going after the delicious Bream that frequent these waters. Don’t forget to take along your camera, batteries and memory card to record the event as well as plenty of sunscreen and a hat. We will provide the rest.

Duration: 3 hours (charge for additional hours up to 8 hours)
Time: Anytime between 06h00 – 18h30
Min numbers: 2
Max numbers: 3 per boat
Includes: Kasane town transfers, soft drinks and tackle
Note: Any lost or damaged tackle is to be paid for

Transfers

Flame of Africa has a variety of vehicles in which to conduct transfers. Whether you require a 4×4 vehicle to get to your remote lodge or an Air-Conditioned Mini Bus; or perhaps a larger bus capable of carrying 20 passengers, we are sure that we would be able to meet your needs. We even have smaller SUV type 4×4 vehicles for guests who require that extra added attention. All of our vehicles are maintained to the highest of standards. For longer transfers Flame of Africa will supply a bottle of water for each guest travelling. Flame of Africa operates transfers locally, within the region, as well as internationally. Destinations vary from Katima Mulilo to Livingstone to Victoria Falls, to Binga and of course anywhere within the Chobe Region. Our fleet currently has a carrying capacity of 130 passengers. We also have a variety of trailers with which to carry the guest’s luggage.

The Chobe Explorer Cruise

This full day Chobe Cruise starts at 11h00, departing from our Flame of Africa jetty. The aroma of fresh brewed coffee and muffins welcomes you aboard the Chobe Explorer. This triple decker vessel offers a restaurant on the ground floor, a lounge with comfortable couches and occasional chairs on the middle floor and an observation deck on top. It also has toilet facilities on board.

A barbecue (braai) lunch is served at midday and includes a choice of 3 meats, salads, traditional stews with rice/pap and dessert. All drinks, excluding spirits, are included. The vessel cruises right around the game rich, year round green Sedudu Island and all the way up to Sirendela. The cruise is on the Chobe River and there are no immigration formalities. On your return voyage you will be served light savoury snacks, arriving back at the Flame of Africa jetty at about 18h00 for disembarkation.

Duration: 7 hours
Time: 11h00 – 18h00
Min numbers: 2
Max numbers:24
Includes: AM and PM Tea/coffee, lunch, drinks (not spirits) and water, park fees

The Raft Floating Restaurant

This one of a kind dining experience operates on a daily basis for lunch (prior arrangement only). It has a seating capacity of 64. Situated opposite Sedudu Island, guests to the Raft floating restaurant can enjoy Chobe game viewing at its best while savouring the flavours of a traditional “braai” (barbecue). The island, which proudly flies the Botswana Flag, 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.

Lunch is served daily and includes a choice of 3 meats, salads (Traditional Stews with Rice/Pap) and dessert. Two local drinks are included as there is no cash bar. Water transfers are available from the Flame of Africa Jetty or from the jetty of your Chobe based lodge .

Operating Hours: Anytime between 11h00 – 15h00

Fleet Specifications

Boats

Boats
1 x 25 seater Cruise boat
1 x 25 seater Chobe Explorer Barge
1 x 14 seater Skimmer
2 x 12 seater Swamp cruisers
2 x 4 seater Fishing boats
2 x 6 seater Ski boats

Air Conditioned Vehicles

Air Conditioned Vehicles
1 x 20 seater Toyota Coasters
4 x 7 seaters Toyota Regius
1 x 4 seater Mercedes Benz
1 x 4 seater Toyota Land Cruiser VX

Game Viewers

Game Viewers
3 x 10 seaters Toyota Land Cruiser
3 x 8 seaters Nissan Safari
2 x 10 seaters Australian OKA

Reviews

Day Trip to Chobe (Game Drive, Lunch, Sunset Cruise)

We (4 South African adults) were met by Irene at the offices in Kasane, on 2 August 2015 at 05.45 for a six hour drive into Chobe Game Reserve. This was followed by a boat trip to The Raft for an excellent lunch. After this was a cruise on Chobe to witness the sun setting. The fantastic day finished back on land at 18.15.
The day was made extra special by being guided and attended to by Irene. Her knowledge of game, birds, vegetation and general knowledge of the area was exceptional. She was friendly and helpful and really made us have a memorable day – thank you to Irene and Flame of Africa Tours.

Tripadvisor Reviewed 10 August 2015
Bronwyn V- Randburg, South Africa

Thoroughly Enjoyable!

We thoroughly enjoyed our day spent on the Chobe river – Brett McDonald was a fantastic host as we cruised the river and did some fishing, having sundowners on his boat whilst game viewing – what could be better! We really loved stopping at the floating raft restaurant for lunch and were greeted by the staff singing and dancing as we approached. I can’t recommend Flame of Africa highly enough! We look forward to returning to Chobe and next time hope to stay in Brett’s new hotel right on the river which looks amazing (currently under construction).

Tripadvisor Reviewed 3 April 2016
BLM66 – Claygate, United Kingdom

Excellent!

We have done many “day trips” with different companies which include game drive, lunch and a boat cruise, but this one tops it all. Other companies deteriorate after some time but they managed to keep the standard. Very good food on a cosy raft. It is the little things that they offer that makes the difference, such as all kinds of drinks including beer and wine and a lovely desert. Very friendly helpful staff and management. This is an experience you will never forget

Tripadvisor Reviewed 15 September 2016
Si A

Game drive with driver Sam - Flame of Africa

My father and I had an amazing game drive with Sam of Flame of Africa in Chobe NP. He is very kind and his skills permit him to find easily the animals in the busch.
We had the oportunity to see 6 lions very near the car fleeing from a bufalo herd. Furthemore, in the end we spot an elephant thanks to Sam that could see it first for us.

Tripadvisor Reviewed 28 November 2016
rodolfoneves – Sao Paulo, SP

Wonderful

We had a group of 5 who did a morning safari drive, lunch at the Raft and then an afternoon boat ride. We had spent the last 10 days camping near Itezhi-Tezhi, Zambia and wanted a safari day. This was truly worth it. the food was wonderful, the view amazing, our host was knowledgeable (he explained the tiger fish I spotted) and the staff were warm and friendly. the highlight was when the herd of bull elephants went charging down the island, trumpeting and angry. Our driver was not able to explain why, other than to say that something had frightened them. Although the Raft can’t guarantee an elephant charge, there would still be a great view.

Reviewed 8 August 2017
RosanneF15

Great view and dishes

We visited here while joining game driving and boating by Flame of Africa!
food is much better i expected and this place is only available by Flame of Africa.
so i recommend to visit this place with Chobe game drive by Flame of Africa.

Tripadvisor Reviewed 17 July 2018
jihongc5 – Asia

Game Drive and Private River Cruise

Whilst we did not eat on the raft, we did book a private half day game drive.It was awesome, as was Saruf our guide. We came across a lion on an elephant kill, giraffe, a pride of lions closer than we have ever been before, many different buck including sable and puku and of course many, many elephants, all down by the river, not to mention the fabulous birding. A breakfast in the bush was included. Would thoroughly recommend this company.

Tripadvisor Reviewed 18 August 2018
MrMrsW50 – Brecon, United Kingdom

The gift that keeps on giving!

Loved this extra feature during the Boat cruise with Flame of Africa…we stopped for a Lunch. It was amazing viewing all the wildlife and Birdlife are in abundance animals and views into the water and reserve are so relaxing. A delicious lunch with dessert as well as Toilet facilities what a Novel invention this floating restaurant is! We were told by a Friend the Owns Falme of Africa and we are so glad we stayed an extra night just to Check out this unique Wildlife hub
This was a Dream trip even bettered by Flame of Africa . Thank you Team

Tripadvisor Reviewed 22 August 2018
Candace C – Marloth Park, South Africa

1656CP_VD Walt

04 – 08 Sept 18
We booked Moses as our guide. He was very polite and well mannered. Have a good knowledge and gave us some very interesting facts.

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