Full day 4×4 Game Drive
You’ve travelled this far to see as many wild animals and birds as you can in their natural habitat. This full-day tour focuses on offering you a full-on game- and bird-viewing opportunity, with a professional guide who’ll do everything possible to enable you to experience the broad range of exciting sightings, ranging from the Big 5, to other predators, elephant and Cape buffalo, many species of buck and anything up to 460 bird species. It’s a wilderness without comparison.
A road transfer (time to be advised) from your accommodation in Kasane town or Kasungula to the Cresta Mowana Resort. Your guide will welcome you for an 08:00 departure from the Cresta Mowana. It takes around 20 minutes by road to the main entrance of the Chobe National Park, where we stop briefly for the guide to complete park entrance formalities.
Having followed the beautiful shoreline of the gorgeous Chobe River on the edge of the expansive flood plains, you gently meander deeper into the national park, where your guide will make a short stop to offer soft drinks, tea and coffee in a delightful spot. (No venturing too far from vehicle, please. Toilet needs will be accommodated.)
Riding slowly along any of a choice of bush routes, the guide will listen out for radio calls from other guides elsewhere who may have had exciting wild animal or bird sightings?
Later, when you feel a bit peckish, your host will offer further refreshment. A very tasty, specially-packed lunch will be served under shady trees. It’s a great opportunity to become acquainted with fellow travellers who may well hail from the far corners of the world.
After lunch you set off again, venturing deeper into another part of this vast, pristine, 11,000 square-kilometre animal and bird Eden, where one could encounter elephant (sometimes large herds), giraffe, buffalo, wild dogs, jackal, caracul, ant eaters or honey badgers. A recent breathtaking sighting involved a python coiled tightly around a honey badger. Things looked as though they were going badly for the honey badger (itself an exceptionally fierce and aggressive animal) when a jackal happened by and began attacking the python by its tail. Our guide, who was present, recalled that this snide attack made the python lose concentration and soon the badger was freed from the python’s lethal grip. Together the angry badger and opportunistic jackal set about killing the very large snake, ensuring both of a very satisfying meal, with enough left over for hyenas and vultures lurking nearby. It was indeed a sight to behold! The Lore of Africa’s Jungle knows no rules or limitations!
As afternoon shadows slowly deepen, your wild Africa game drive proceeds along more divergent paths, slowly leading back towards the park’s main exit. You’ll arrive back at the Cresta Mowana at around 18:00. If so booked, you’ll be transferred back to your own overnight accommodation in Kasane town or at Kasungula, near the Zambezi River, taking with you a host of memories that will last a lifetime!
Yes – Local Transfers from Kasane or Kazangula.
Yes – Water and Soft Drinks
Cresta Mowana Guest Entrance
When: Our tours operate daily, including Christmas Day and all public holidays. We operate in all kinds of weather, with appropriate protection in extreme circumstances. (At no time will you need to feel endangered.)
Where: All our game-viewing tours commence at the entrance to the Cresta Mowana Resort in Kasane town. You’ll have already been transferred from your own accommodation and your professional guide will be waiting for you at the resort’s entrance. A Flame of Africa tour desk is at the entrance for any possible further enquiries.
Time: Your fully-hosted tour begins at 08:00 sharp and ends back at the Cresta Mowana Resort around 18:00.
Price: $105pp*. Each departure can accommodate a minimum of 2 guests, with a maximum of 10 (per vehicle). You may hire our vehicles for private departures for your party only.
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.