‘Chobe-Chow’ & Game Drive
The ‘Chobe Chow’ excursion’s main highlight is delicious offerings from a custom-built vehicle from which a very tasty ‘pop-up’ bush lunch is served to you during your very rewarding game drive. Drinks are ‘on the house’ during lunch and will put you in ‘high spirits’ for the rest of your unique excursion. It’s a wild area…no wandering off on your own, please!
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 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 (in excess of 120, 000 at last count).
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 (wild dog), blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo, civet, giraffe, hyena, leopard, puku (a rare type of antelope), tsessebe, zebra and much more. The Chobe River, which flows along the Northeast border of the park, is a major watering spot for large breeding herds of elephants, as well as families of giraffe, sable and Cape Buffalo.
Look forward to a delicious ‘Chobe Chow’ BBQ lunch at a riverside picnic spot (with toilets). Our custom-built vehicle is fitted out with catering equipment to produce a mouth- watering lunch of traditional fare cooked in-situ, with tea, coffee, juices, water and an all inclusive bar.
Yes – Local Transfers from Kasane or Kazangula.
Yes – Water, Soft Drinks and Local Beers
Cresta Mowana Guest Entrance
BBQ (Braai) cooked on site, fresh homemade bread and salads.
On board: A professional Flame of Africa guide will be with you throughout the excursion. We offer blankets and ponchos for cooler days.
Includes: We include a multi-course barbecue lunch and an all-inclusive bar service. Toilets are available.
Enjoy: If you’ve never enjoyed a meal in a game reserve you’re in for an unforgettable treat. Under the shade of large trees – with any kind of wild animals in proximity – our team will cook and serve a delicious meat, vegetable and salad meal, with something sweet for after. Enjoy pre- and post-lunch drinks as you acquaint yourself with fellow travellers from all over the world.
At about 14:00 the vehicle follows further game-viewing routes, arriving back at the Cresta Mowana resort around 16:00…just in time for you enjoy a Chobe River sunset ‘extravaganza’.
When: This unique bush experience can be enjoyed every day of the year.
Where: Our Flame of Africa professional guide will meet you at the entrance to the Cresta Mowana Resort in Kasane.
Time: You depart from the Cresta hotel at 11:00 and will return around 16:00.
Min/Max Guests: Departures will require a minimum of 4 guests and we can accommodate up to 16.
What to Pack? Binoculars will always enhance any game-viewing experience en route 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.