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Chobe Boat Cruises

Chobe river cruises

Chobe Boat Cruises

Chobe boat cruises are a wonderful way to experience the Chobe National Park. Large herds of Elephants are common in the Chobe National Park. They tend to make their way to the river for a drink and onto the islands in the river to feast off the sweet grass.  Puku and lechwe antelopes are common on the Chobe Floodplains.  Herds of elephants cross the Chobe River to the islands, a site to behold. Common sites are the hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun.

There are a variety of boating options for the Chobe boat cruises. Guests can join a standard cruise on a river cruiser taking about 30-40 people or have the opportunity to take a smaller boat and focus on photography and birding.

The bigger boats have bars on board for drinks and soft drinks. All Chobe boat cruises depart from Kasane, the town which borders onto the Chobe national park. There are regular afternoon and morning departures. You can also book a private boat suitable on your time frame.

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 however also very special with the animals heading to the water for a morning drink.

Birding is also excellent along with the river with frequent sightings of African darters, fish eagles, kingfishers and other waders and water birds. The African Skimmer is often seen. This bird is an almost threatened species and a nice one to tick off your birding list.

We recommend a Chobe boat cruise during your visit. You can join some of the cheaper and larger boats. Alternative you can have a more private and smaller boat on the Chobe River.

Chobe Boat Cruises Highlights

  • Magnificent Sunsets from the Chobe River.
  • Excellent Bird sightings.
  • Silent approach to animals.
  • Value for money experience.
  • Park fees are included in the price.


  • Kasane town transfers, soft drinks


  • Park fees - currently USD 10 pp


DURATION: 1-3 Hours

Rates are per person.

Private boat rental can be arranged on request


2017 Rates  Per person in USD 
3-hour game cruise (departs any time from 06:30 am) USD 50
Sunset cruise (departs at 15:00) USD 50
3-hour lunch cruise (departs at 12:30) USD 68
Full day cruise including lunch (10:00 - 18:00) min 4 ppl USD 113


Daily Departures

Departs From Kasane Daily

We will collect you from your choice of accommodation or campsite in Kasane.