Chobe boat cruises are an amazing way to experience the best of Botswana. You can get up close to large herds of game that are abundant in the Chobe National Park. They tend to make their way to the river and onto the islands in the river to feast on the sweet grass. Puku and lechwe antelopes are common on the Chobe floodplains.
Here, there is the highest concentration of elephants in the world and herds of elephants frequently cross the Chobe River. Hippos and crocodiles like to bask in the sun next to the water. You can also see buffalo and giraffe and other plains game. Lucky visitors might see leopards and lions! Furthermore, there are over 460 bird species in the park.
All Chobe boat cruises depart from Kasane, the town which borders on the Chobe National Park. There are regular afternoon and morning departures.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A CHOBE BOAT CRUISE
Some of the best photography is possible in the afternoons; the evening light lends itself to excellent photography of the animals and birds as well as the magnificent sunsets over the Chobe River. The mornings are also very special, with the animals heading to the water for a morning drink.
Birding is also excellent along the river with frequent sightings of African darters, fish eagles, kingfishers and other waders and water birds. The African skimmer is often seen, a rare species to see elsewhere.
We highly recommend a Chobe boat cruise to make the most of your stay in Botswana.
- You can experience magnificent sunsets from the Chobe River
- Excellent bird sightings
- Silent approach to animals
- Value for money experience
- Park fees are included in the price