This Safari Bucket List adventure of a life time starts in Kasane on the 5th May 2022, when we meet you and take you for a 3 hour boat cruise, on the famous game filled Chobe River - The first glimpse of the Chobe River – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11700 km2, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is famous for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buﬀalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink.
The Chobe River attracts thousands of animals searching for water during the dry season. The river is host to a stunning array of birdlife (Yellow Billed Storks, African Spoonbills, White Faced Whistling Ducks, Egyptian Geese, Vultures, Owls and Kingfishers, Secretary Birds, Dikkops, Herons, Eagles - especially Fish Eagles, in addition to many other birds), and a 3-hour boat cruise is taken on every safari to take advantage of this. If lucky you will see Elephants swimming in close proximity to you, in addition to the normal pods of slumbering Hippo's, Red Lechwe, Crocodile, Impala, Kudu, Leguaans, Puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), Sable, Roan, Waterbuck and numerous other animals you can view.
After our cruise and lunch we check into Chobe National Park, and game drive, taking our time, the whole length of the Riverfront and floodplain, taking our time, to our Exclusive Operators site away from other people with the shade of beautiful Natal Mahogany Trees shading us. We are right next to the Chobe Floodplain here, it’s a great place to stay. Our team would have gone in ahead of us and set up our semi luxurious camp.
We will show you to your spacious Sahara Tents (they are 4 metres x 5 metres, with a bathroom section at the back with a long drop toilet and a hand basin, as it is en suite it is quite safe to go to the toilet at night).
We have 3 nights here and will visit some inland waterholes that are often a hive of activity at this time of the year, as well as exploring extensively the Chobe River and floodplain which will be flooding now.