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 selected beverages.
|Transfers Included||Yes – Local Transfers from Kasane or Kazangula.|
|Drinks Included||Yes – Water, Soft Drinks and Local Beers|
|Breakfast Included||Bush Fry-up, Continental Breakfast, Fresh Brewed Coffee|
On board: You’ll be welcomed by a professional Flame of Africa guide. We carry blankets and ponchos in the event of cooler weather. ‘Chobe Chow’ is a custom-built mobile ‘pop-up’ catering facility fitted with a gas stove. Our catering team travels ahead into the national park to set up breakfast delights in time for your arrival from early morning game viewing.
Includes: You’ll be served a choice of a Continental or Full English breakfast, with tea, coffee and soft drinks. Then there’s more unforgettable wild animal and bird sightings after breakfast.
Enjoy: This is an all-morning game drive and if you’ve never had a breakfast out there deep in African bush you have certainly missed something special. So, here is your moment to feel your appetite become acute as you tuck in heartily to morning culinary delights, served amid much camaraderie and conviviality, with the possibility of wild animals looking on.
When: Departures from Kasane’s Cresta Mowana Resort every morning.
Where: Your professional guide for the morning will meet you at the entrance of the Cresta Mowana Resort. A Flame of Africa help desk is just inside the entrance.
Time: You set off with your host at 06:30 and will be back at the resort by noon. Why not consider a sunset cruise on the Chobe River?
Min Guests: On this fabulous excursion we can accommodate a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 16.
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.