5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location:Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Chobe National Park Day Trip: Game Drive and River Cruise

Spend the day exploring the natural beauty of Chobe National Park on this Botswana day trip with a local guide. You’ll experience vast savannahs and get an up close look at the incredible wildlife that calls this park home. Some 70,000 African elephants wander the plains here, making it one of the best spots for sighting these majestic beasts—not just on the continent, but in the world! Your expert guide will point out hippos, giraffe, gazelles and other animals on your scenic Chobe River cruise and game drive. Plus you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch at a popular safari lodge to round out the day.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Chobe National Park from Victoria Falls
  • Explore the game-rich national park with a local Botswana guide
  • Cruise along the Chobe River and look out for hippos wallowing around the shallows
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch on the riverside at Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Spend the afternoon on a Big Five game drive and learn about the park’s large elephant population

What You Can Expect

Chobe National Park Day Trip: Game Drive and River Cruise

Chobe Day Tour with Game Drive

Your friendly driver will collect you from your Livingstone or Victoria Falls hotel and transport you in an air-conditioned coach to the Kazungula border to kick off your Chobe National Park Day Trip with game drive and river cruise. Meet your local guide who will lead you into one of Botswana’s most prized natural landscapes. 

Make your way to the Chobe River, where you’ll set sail on a comfortable boat and enjoy tea and coffee with some tasty snacks while you look out over breathtaking scenery and try to spot hippos, elephants, crocodiles, colorful birds and other wildlife. 

After this picturesque boat ride you’ll make a stop at the Chobe Safari Lodge where you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch with your guide and fellow travelers before hopping into a 4x4 vehicle for an off-road tour of Chobe National Park. This incredible experience offers an opportunity to spot the Big Five—elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos. Your park ranger will stay on the look out to insure you capture as much wildlife as possible.

Your day exploring Botswana’s most well-known park ends with a return trip to your Victoria Falls or Livingstone hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Donald M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great tour, we saw elephants swimming with was fantastic. If you have limited time I highly recommend this tour.

Kidest N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We recently traveled to Chobe National park on a day safari tour. We were a group of three and joined 6 other people. We were picked up from our hotel in Livingstone, Zambia. This was a very well coordinated tour from prick up to return.
We thoroughly enjoyed the river cruise and the game drive. We saw a lot Elephants and a number of other animals in the wild doing their thing. Our guide was accommodating given the diversity of the group on our tour.
We highly recommend this tour if you happen to be in the area or travel to Botswana or Livingstone specifically.

Lee M New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Amazing tour please note you will need your passport to get into Botswana loves the cruise saw hundreds of elephants the safari drive was very short and went along the same coast that the boat went along I would book this!! Great day three course meal also at beautiful lodge

Carol C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Amazing loved ever minute. I recommended it to a friend and she loved it as well.

Viktoriya Gr Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Christine H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

The guide was superb! I would highly recommend this activity.

Bonnie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

My 5 star rating is mainly based on the river cruise half of the trip. Our boat captain was David, and he was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the river, animals, and birds, as well as being very personable and happy to answer our questions. Lunch at the Chobe safari lodge was delicious and plentiful. All of the transfers between hotel , customs, and game park were handled very smoothly. The game drive was just average. Our driver seemed to be in a hurry, and he wasn't very responsive to our interest in the birdlife. I realize part of the problem was that we did the drive in the heat of the day. If I had it to do again, I might stick to the river unless I could do the game drive very early or at dusk

Bruno S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Def worth booking through Viator, this was our second successful trip thousands of miles from home with Viator. Pick up on time and all so well organised. Wish we'd seen a lion but that was the time of years fault not Viator. Thank you xx

david d

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

an enjoyable and well organized day

Lemar F

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Just didn't see the lions
River cruise part was the best

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