We know all too well that when you come to this beautiful area, it’s not just to stay in a luxury lodge. We know you are here for the animals and we have crafted various day activities that operate from the hub of it all, Kasane. Our activities all use our own guides and vehicles, we do not hand you onto anyone else, where is the fun in that? As a family business we live in and love this area, we only create activities that we would enjoy ourselves. When you book an activity with us you know we have done it and loved it. We hope you find what you are looking for, but if you don’t please use the chat system or drop us a mail. Enjoy!
Why choose us for your Chobe Boat Cruises? Simply because Boat Cruises sit right at the heart of Flame Of Africa. Boats have been our passion since we started over 25 years ago. Our first day cruiser boat called Hakuna Matata meaning “no worries”. We feel that this moto has been echoed through our history and forms the moto that we still live by today. We now run a fleet of over 35 boats in three different countries. This gives us the ability to design a cruise that suits you. Cruising the Chobe River should really be a “no worries” moment, leave the rest to us and just enjoy the moment.
Browse through our various Chobe Boat Cruise activities that take place on the Chobe River in Kasane. No matter what your budget is, we will have a cruise to suit you. Choose to cruise either in the Chobe National Park or down towards the new Kazangula Bridge. The confluence (two rivers that meet) is also where the four countries meet which is often referred to as the four corners of Africa.
Our guided Chobe Game Drives give you the very best introduction to the Chobe National Park. This Park was officially established in 1967 and is 11,700 km². This makes it the third largest in Botswana. It is famous for its huge elephant and buffalo herds along with a very healthy lion population. Expect to see these animals along with others in abundance. We use various routes on our Chobe Game Drives to maximise your time with the animals and minimise your time with other vehicles.
Our Game Rangers will explain the flora and fauna of the area along with various information on the animal species and habitats. We can offer private game drives for a surcharge where the vehicle and guide is exclusively yours, or jump in with others and hear a bit of their exciting adventures.
Your park entrance covers you for a full day. why not enjoy a little longer in the park and do either a half day or full day game drive? The more time you have in the park, the more chances you have to spot that leopard with cubs or the ever elusive aardvark.
Flame Of Africa brings you the very best of fishing in the area. Experience the ultimate fight from a Tiger in either the Chobe or Zambezi river. Our Fishing Trips include all bate and equipment needed along with experienced guides who grew up fishing these waters. Why not try and hook a Tiger while fishing in at the confluence of the Zambezi and the Chobe, the only international quadripoint in the world. If you prefer to try for Bream we will gladly assist you, but please catch and release and not hook and cook.
Our equipment undergoes daily check to ensure you are fully equipment for that big fish that is just waiting for you.
Why not make a day of it and enjoy fishing is both the Chobe and Zambezi River, Lunch is included at our unique Raft Floating Restaurant. Choose the Full Day Tiger Fishing Experience below.
We have a fleet of 6 traditional fibreglass fishing speed boats along with 4 aluminium swamp cruisers. We can supply aluminium boats with foldable roofs upon request.
Day Trips are the ideal way to enjoy the best there is to offer in the shortest amount of time, Ideal if you are on a planned itinerary and would still like to experience the very best of the area.
We offer Day Trips to Victoria Falls, Livingstone and of course our home the Chobe National Park.
The Chobe Day Trip starts with Transfers from your Hotel, transfers are also available from Victoria Falls and Livingstone. Our guide will collect you and take you straight into the Chobe National Park. Enjoy a three hour game drive through the National Park before heading back to Kasane for a scrumptious lunch. After Lunch a Flame Of Africa Boat Cruise awaits you, cruise along the Chobe National Park Riverfront. After a three hour cruise your skipper will return the boat to our Jetty for your return Transfers to either a local Hotel in Kasane or further afield.
Why not ignite the inner explorer in you and try one of our Cultural Village Tours. Take a trip to Impalila island in Namibia and visit a traditional Village. Step back In time almost 100 years as you explorer this village. Why not try and grind some maize in the same way it was done 100 years ago. Imagine the everyday life in the village. Ask questions of traditions, medicines and local foods.
Homemade curios is one of the main breadwinners in this village. Please stop by and grab some souvenirs to take back home with you. A highlight is a group photo beneath the magical Baobab Tree. It’s said that the tree has stood there watching over its inhabitants for over 1000 years.
Try your hand a bit of Farming if you wish. Ask the local fisherman about history and tales of their fishing over the years. No bout there will be many close calls with the local Kubu’s (hippopotamus) or river cows as they used to be called.
Choose from two informative Kazungula Bridge Tours. Why you may ask? For us in Botswana, the Kazungula Bridge is no doubt the most exciting thing to happen in 2021. The bridge was officially opened on the 10th of May 2021 and is an impressive 923m in length. It cost 259Million USD and stretches from Botswana to Zambia, curving around Zimbabwe. There is a reason for this, join us for a tour to find out.
The Kazungula Bridge is situated at one of the only international Quadripoints in the world. This is where Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe all meet. That is not all, the Zambezi also meets the Chobe to then flow over the mighty Victoria Falls downstream. There really is allot happening in this area. Join us for one of our Kazungula Bridge Tours and experience this for yourself. Local transfers are included in your ticket.
The Chobe Explorer Day Trip
This is a custom-made vessel built on the Chobe River. This delightful boat affords one a chance to really sit back in comfort with a drink of your choice to hand…as the boat glides through the stark and verdant landscape that comprises the national park and flood plains. Your host will later invite you to participate in a very tasty lunch on the restaurant deck, which is open on three sides for continued animal sightings. There’s always a hippo honking or a croc lurking nearby. The siesta deck is mainly an after-lunch spot to completely relax as the wild, wild world of Chobe comes to you. Sunsets are sublime, as you’ll indeed experience on the gentle cruise back to the jetty. Do enjoy this unforgettable day out in wild Africa!
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Our unique CHOBE EXPLORER could well be described as a ‘moving liquid lounge’, because that’s sure what it feels like as you glide along the fabled Chobe River in search of all that real, raw Africa we expect you to experience. The middle deck is a veritable ‘comfort zone’ of soft couches, laid out for maximum interaction with your fellow cruisers. Africa’s true ‘Eden’ on the Chobe River.
A glass of tempting ‘bubbly’ sets the tone as we set off from the Cresta Mowana Jetty, presenting us with small or large herds of elephant, giraffe, buffalo and many varieties of antelope.
Hippos honk nearby and crocs lurk right beneath our decks, evoking a wonderful sense of ‘danger’, whilst we’re actually perfectly safe. The bird life is heavenly, with more than 460 species making their presence felt at various times of the year.
Meanwhile, below in the galley splendid aromas begin to waft upwards, signalling an imminent barbecue-style lunch that awaits you on the lower dining deck. Later, relax topside in lie-back loungers, soaking up the unique colours, aromas, sounds and scents of the truly magnificent, one-and-only Chobe National Park.
Yes – Local Transfers from Kasane or Kazangula.
Yes – Water, Soft Drinks, Local Beers and Spirits.
Cresta Mowana Jetty, Kasane
BBQ (Braai) Cooked on board, fresh baked bread and salads.
On board: The CHOBE EXPLORER is a triple-deck vessel with a main ‘lounge’ deck, a restaurant below and a ‘siesta’ deck topside. There are flush toilets available.
Includes: Look forward to an all-included bar service, plus a three-meat barbecue-style sit-down lunch, served with vegetables, salads and something sweet for after.
When: Flame of Africa’s CHOBE EXPLORER departs every day throughout the year.
Where: Meet your professional guide at the entrance to the Cresta Mowana Resort and he’ll then escort you to the boat jetty directly below the hotel.
Time: The cruise departs from the jetty at 11:00 and you’ll cruise until sunset.
Min/Max guests: We carry a minimum of 4 guests with a maximum of 24.
What to Pack? Binoculars will always enhance any game-viewing experience and will be a real boon for bird lovers, who will be more than thrilled with the many species that come and go in this region. You will of course come with long lenses for greater distance images. Don’t forget extra batteries. Sunscreen and lip balm are more than helpful in these dry conditions and carrying ‘wet wipes’ are ideal for freshening up your face, neck and hands. Sunglasses will soften the glare – especially in the middle of the day. Do bring along small packets of tissues. In cooler months (periodically late May through September) we advise bringing a jacket, jersey or shawl. We offer blankets and ponchos.