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From Victoria Falls: Sunrise to Sunset Chobe Safari

4.2 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Tamuka Travel

From Victoria Falls: Sunrise to Sunset Chobe Safari

Activity provider: Tamuka Travel

From US$ 260 per person

As you’ll be among the first to arrive into the park on this early morning trip, you’ll have the best chance of seeing a diverse range of wildlife. Chobe is known for its remarkable elephant population, it's biological diversity and game concentration.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Please ensure you provide us with your hotel details for pickup.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Have the opportunity to see big game close up
  • Experience an early morning drive through Zambezi National Park to spot nocturnal animals
  • Enjoy a 3-hour cruise along the wildlife-rich Chobe River
  • Experience the beautiful scenery of Chobe National Park on a morning game safari drive
  • Enjoy the included breakfast, lunch and refreshments
Full description
The first region to be created into a national park by Botswana was Chobe as it is the most biologically diverse with a huge concentration of game. As you’ll be among the first to arrive into the park on this early morning trip, you’ll have the best chance of seeing a large range of wildlife. The park is commonly known for its remarkable elephant population. Follow big cats across the wilderness, edge up to herds of elephants, buffalo and giraffes, and cruise down the Chobe River for water-based wildlife encounters. The day trip to Chobe takes you deep into Botswana’s big game country, a vast and diverse terrain that supports a huge assortment of creatures. Get ready for an adventure that excels in location and excites with its animal experiences. Your expert guide will take you to the places where big game and other wildlife sightings are guaranteed. Among the animals that you might see in Chobe National Park are elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, sable, and hundreds of bird species. You will be picked up from your hotel at 5:00 AM. The drive from Victoria Falls to the park takes just over an hour, and the day trip includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Zimbabwe. Getting into the park early increases your chances of seeing lions and other wildlife that are less active in the heat of the day. The game drive into Chobe National Park will start soon after the gates open. Your driver will be a professional guide with extensive knowledge of the park and its inhabitants. The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, huge array of bird species, and big cats such as lion and leopard. You will discover some of the park’s distinct ecosystems with dense woodland, extensive savannahs, and rolling grasslands while traveling along the Caprivi floodplains. After your game drive, you’ll be treated to lunch at the Chobe Safari Lodge, before a 3-hour boat cruise on the Chobe River. This will give you ample opportunities to enjoy the gorgeous river scenery and extraordinarily close views of lots of animals, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife. This is a highlight for most, which ends with a view of the sunset over the river. After the river cruise, you will return to your hotel in Victoria Falls late evening.
Includes
  • Transport to and from your Victoria Falls accommodation
  • Fees for all activities, including the game drive and river cruise
  • Experienced and qualified safari guides
  • Breakfast, Lunch, drinks, and light snacks during the trip
  • Refreshments will be provided throughout the tour
  • Visas into Botswana
  • Alcoholic drinks - available to purchase
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Bright colors

Know before you go

  • Please note you must bring your passport to cross into Botswana
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat, because you will be out in the open for most of the day
  • Ensure you put on neutral-colored clothing, such as beige, greens, and khakis. Avoid wearing brightly-colored clothing that may scare off the wildlife. Avoid dark colors, because they can attract tsetse flies
  • Visas into Botswana will apply to all countries outside the Commonwealth. These can be bought at the border. Note that we take no responsibility for your entrance into Botswana and re-entry into Zimbabwe. Our qualified guides will, however, assist where possible
  • Alcoholic drinks are not included in the tour but are available for purchase
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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This was an excellent trip but there was a few hiccups at the start. We were late being picked up and then there was an issue at the border when passing us onto the transfer at the Botswana side. The guide at chobe also didn’t know we were supposed to be on a cruise after the game drive either. Although he did sort this for us. People make mistakes though and we weren’t going to let it ruin our holiday. The border is around 45/60 mins form vic falls and is open between 06:00-20:00. The trip itself is amazing. The game drive with Brave was excellent and he was very informative. Sitting in the 4x4 surrounded by hundreds of passing elephants is something you will never forget. Brave was also able to spot not one but two different leopards at two different times during the drive. One was up a tree and we were able to get some brilliant photos. We also saw lions charging elephants and all the other animals. The cruise was also good seeing elephants make the river crossing

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September 28, 2022

Booked the sunrise to sunset tour to chobe national park so that I could get in early before the crowd. Got to see zebras on the way. There is no lion in Chobe National park. If you must see, don't choose here. Got to see giraffes, elephants, hippos, impalas and gibbons everywhere! The sunset setting on the river was amazing.

March 16, 2020

Very nice and exciting tour with many animal meetings up close!

Very ambitious and nice guide who showed and told us a lot about the park and animals we met! Gave each meeting enough time which was also good.

January 7, 2019

Product ID: 189372