4×4 Game Drive
The Chobe National Park entrance is near Kasane, thus enabling a convenient and cost-effective three-hour window to observe a wide range of wild animals and birds at a time of day that suits you. You have five daily departures to choose from, either in the early morning, a bit later after breakfast, towards midday or mid-afternoon…a good choice to take in the sunset extravaganza too!
Experience one of Africa’s true wildlife gems in this 11,700- square-kilometre wildlife reserve. Chobe National Park is Botswana’s first proclaimed national park and is also the most biologically diverse, enjoying one of the greatest concentrations of game in all of Africa…and is certainly Africa’s largest concentration of African elephant.
The park is noted for its population of lions that prey on juvenile or sub-adult elephants. Common sightings can include the African painted dog, blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo, civet, giraffe, hyena, leopard, puku (a rare type of antelope), tsessebe, zebra and much more. The Chobe River, that flows along the north-east border of the park, is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephant, as well as families of antelope and Cape African Buffalo.
Birding is virtually incomparable and at various times of the year you can observe large numbers of carmine bee-eaters, spoonbills, ibis, various species of storks, ducks and other waterfowl that proliferate in the area.
Yes – Local Transfers from Kasane or Kazangula.
Yes – Water and Soft Drinks
Cresta Mowana Guest Entrance
‣On board: A Professional Flame of Africa guide will be with you throughout to lead the way and share his extensive knowledge of wild animals and bird. We provide blankets and ponchos should it be a cooler day.
‣Includes: We include transfers within Kasane town or from Kazungula on the Zambezi River. Your guide will offer soft drinks and there will be a short stop for tea or coffee.
‣Enjoy: This foray into the famous Chobe National Park affords one an enviable chance to see some of the many wild animals that occupy this incredible 11,000 square kilometre wilderness. The delightful game-viewing contrasts range from scenes around the Chobe River area – where many bird species congregate – until your guide takes you deeper into the national park with its thick bushland and copses of teak and mahogany trees. A refreshment stop enables one to become acquainted with fellow travellers from all over the world.
When: This ideal Flame of Africa game-viewing experience departs from the Cresta Mowana Resort daily.
Where: You guide will wait for you at the entrance to the Cresta Mowana Resort.
Time: There are five separate departures a day. Join an early start at 06;30; or a bit later at 09:00; then at 11:00; 13:00 and finally an afternoon game-drive at 15:00, which affords a chance to enjoy the evolving sunset…always a memorable experience in this region.
Minimum guests: Departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 10 (per vehicle.)
What to Pack? Binoculars will always enhance any game-viewing experience and will be a real boon for bird lovers, which 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 camera batteries.
Sunscreen and lip balm are more than helpful in these dry conditions and carrying ‘wet wipes’ is 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.