Chobe boat cruises are a fantastic way to experience the best of Botswana.
You can get up close to large herds of abundant animals in the Chobe National Park. They tend to make their way to the river and onto the islands in the river to feast on the sweet grass. Puku and lechwe antelopes are standard on the Chobe floodplains.
Here, there is the highest concentration of elephants globally, and herds of elephants frequently cross the Chobe River. Hippos and crocodiles like to bask in the sun next to the water. You can also see buffalo and giraffes and other plains game. Lucky visitors might see leopards and lions! Furthermore, there are over 460 bird species in the park.
All Chobe boat cruises depart from Kasane, the town which borders the Chobe National Park. There are regular afternoon and morning departures.
Some of the best photography is possible in the afternoons; the evening light lends itself to excellent photography of the animals and birds and the magnificent sunsets over the Chobe River. The mornings are also extraordinary, with the animals heading to the water for a morning drink.
Birding is also excellent along the river, with frequent African darters, fish eagles, kingfishers, other waders, and water birds. The African skimmer is often seen, a rare species to see elsewhere.
We highly recommend a Chobe boat cruise to make the most of your stay in Botswana.
What about VISA?
You are responsible for your VISA to enter Botswana, should you require one.
What do I need?
Your passport, walking shoes and a jacket. Wear clothes in neutral colours (meaning no bright colours) and take a warm jacket for chilly mornings and evenings. Binoculars are also helpful. Leave any valuables that you don’t need.
Who can join?
Everyone is welcome. There is no age restriction. You also don’t have to be fit to join.
You can choose from various boating options for the Chobe boat cruises. Guests can join a standard cruise on a river cruiser taking about 30-40 people, or take a smaller boat and focus on photography and birding. You can also book a private boat suitable to your time frame.
These boat cruises are perfect for self-driving, allowing you to explore the Chobe further by yourself.
|3 - 8 Hours
Chobe Boat Cruise Rates
Valid for 2024
|Rate per person
3-hour Deluxe Chobe Boat Cruise
3-hour Chobe Sunset Cruise
2-hour Impalila Island Village Tour
3-hour Chobe Lunch Cruise
The Chobe Explore Full Day Cruise
3-hour Private Chobe Boat Hire
Departs From Kasane Daily
We will collect you from your choice of accommodation or campsite in Kasane.
DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.