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

Head to Botswana and spend a day at Chobe National Park on a day trip with a local Botswana guide at your side. Step into a world of unspoiled savannah scenery and see Chobe National Park’s incredible wildlife, including its famous African elephants; a staggering 70,000 are estimated to live in the park. See elephants, hippos and more during a Chobe River cruise and afternoon game drive. A buffet lunch on the riverside at Chobe Safari Lodge is also included.


  • 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

Depart from your Victoria Falls or Livingstone hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel west to the Kazungula border, where you’ll meet your local Botswana guide. After introductions, continue traveling the short distance to the banks of Chobe River – the twisting arm of water that snakes its way through the swamplands and savannah plains of Botswana through to the Zambezi River.

At the water’s edge, hop aboard your sightseeing boat and take a seat out on deck, enjoying the tea, coffee and biscuits that are laid out waiting for you. Gaze out at the river to see hippos and crocodiles as well as the rich variety of birdlife for which the river is famous.

Disembark near Chobe Safari Lodge and enjoy a relaxing buffet lunch on the riverbank while chatting with your group about the wildlife seen on your morning’s adventures. Then, hop inside your 4x4 vehicle for your afternoon game drive around Chobe National Park. Home to the entire Big Five (African elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos), the park is perhaps most famous for its large concentration of elephants and hippos. Watch out for these incredible beasts from the safety of your open-roof game vehicle – driven by a park ranger.

After your game drive, you'll return to your hotel in Victoria Falls or Livingstone by coach, arriving in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

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.

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

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

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

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

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

an enjoyable and well organized day

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

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

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