Destinations

Chobe national park Botswana

TOUR TYPE

Budget camping safari

Tour Duration

2 Days

Overview

A trip that starts in Victoria Falls or Livingstone or in Kasane lodges and hotels. It’s a one night 2 days Camp safari. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst.

We will be camping in the Chobe National Park in Exclusive Wilderness sites. If the sites are fully booked we will be forced to use the public site at Ihaha this is very rare though.

Included is all camping equipment including spacious walk in tents with a bed roll and bedding (mattress, sheet duvet and pillow). Park fees, food, mineral water and house wine with dinner are supplied. Dinner is a two course meal and consists of hearty ‘Bush Cuisine” cooked on open fires.

Excluded are soft drinks, beers, visas if necessary and items of a personal nature like towels and toiletries. All trips will have a backup team, including a cook and minimal/no participation is required. Ablutions consist of rustic open air bucket showers and long drop style toilets.

All trips will be run by skilled, licensed professional guides and a backup team.

What to pack for your tented Safari.

Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year; dull neutral colours are most suitable.

Campsites are very sandy so suitable footwear is advised. T shirts.

Jeans or safari trousers for the cool evenings and mornings.

A fleece or warm sweater for those early morning game drives.

A good pair of Sunglasses.

Sun block, a hat and insect repellent are essential! Binoculars and a camera with lots of film! For digital ensure batteries are charged- there is no electricity in the bush (we can charge via the cigarette lighter 12V only) A headlamp or torch is vital.

If you enjoy a whisky or the like, you are welcome to bring a bottle along to sip by the Campfire. A towel, and your own toiletries (ladies please remember there are no shops for emergencies) Any medication if necessary, we do have a medical aid box with the basics.

There will be times when you are exposed to the sun so a thin long sleeve shirt may come in handy. The early morning drives will be very cold in the winter months - so layers are best to keep out the chill in the back of the game drive vehicle. (June, Jul, Aug)Please attempt to travel as light as possible- space is always an issue on Safari.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Tour Summary
  • You'll go to Botswana

  • This tour starts in Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane hotel and Lodges

  • You'll visit Chobe NP

  • Activities: game drives & boat safari

  • Game drives: open-sided 4x4 vehicle

  • Getting around: minivan & bus

  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included

Included in the Package
  • Day 1-2: Budget camping Inside Chobe NP

  • (All meals included) (1 night 2 days)

  • Day 2:End of tour

Itinerary

Between 7 am and 07h30 Guests are transferred from their respective hotels/lodges in Victoria Falls , Zimbabwe to Kasane Botswana and are escorted through Immigration formalities. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic bird-life, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. Then depart on an afternoon game drive - this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.

Main destination: Chobe National Park

Accommodation: Budget camping Inside Chobe NP

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Activities: Mid-morning game drive & afternoon game drive leading to the camp site

Guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and some cereal you head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and an opportunity to take a refreshing shower. After packing up, you then leave the camp on your last activity and after you will be dropped off at Kazungula border 16h30 and transferred back to Victoria Falls.

Main destination: Chobe National Park

Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)

Meals : Breakfast & lunch

Activities: Early morning game drive & afternoon game drive

Include

  • Park fees (for non-residents)

  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)

  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)

  • Round-trip airport transfer

  • Camping equipment

  • Sleeping bag

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

Exclude

  • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes

  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs

  • Accommodation on the last day

  • Bath towels

  • International flights (from/to home)

  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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