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Chobe Boat Cruises

Chobe river cruises

Chobe Boat Cruises

Chobe Boat Cruises

Chobe boat cruises are an excellent way to experience the Chobe National Park. Large herds of Elephants are conventional 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 sight 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 make a smaller boat and focus on photography and birding.

These boat cruises are perfect for the self-driver who wishes to do the activities the Chobe have to offer on their own time.

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.

What can I experience on a Chobe Boat Cruise?

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

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

Chobe Boat Cruises Options.

  • You can select scheduled cruises shared with other travellers
  • You may also choose a private Boat Cruise.

Scheduled Boat Cruises will be with other travellers.

Private Boat Cruises will be only you and your fellow travellers and private guide provided.

Please see the prices below.


  • Kasane town transfers, soft drinks


  • Park fees - currently USD 10 pp


DURATION:1-3 Hours

Rates are per person.

Boat Cruise – 3 Hours

  • Transfers, water & soft drinks included.
  • Anytime between 6:30 and 18:00.
  • The Cruise is inclusive of Park fees.
  • Minimum of 2 people secures a departure.

Lunch Boat cruise – 3 Hours

  • Transfers, braai style lunch, soft drinks and water included.
  • Departs 12:30.
  • Park Fees included.
  • Minimum of 4 people secures a departure.

Sunset Boat Cruise – 3 Hours

  • Transfers, snacks, local wines, beer & soft drinks included.
  • Departs 15:00.
  • Park Fees included.
  • Minimum of 2 people secures a departure.

Full day boat cruise

Private Boat Cruises

  • Min 1 person to a maximum of 8 people per boat.
  • Private guided river cruise.
  • Private groups and families.
  • Book your private boat trip.


2018 RatesTimePer person in BWP
Boat cruise  - Anytime for 3 hours6:30 - 18:00 BWP 396
Boat cruise - Lunch 3 hrsDeparts 12:30 BWP 671
Sunset Cruise - 3 hoursDeparts 15:00 BWP 424
Full Day boat cruise with lunch included10:00 - 18:00 BWP 1139
These rates include the Chobe National Park Fees
2019 Rates TimePer person in BWP
Boat cruise - Anytime for 3-hours6:30 - 18:00BWP 396
Boat cruise - Lunch 3 hrsDeparts 12:30BWP 671
Sunset cruise - 3 hoursDeparts 15:00BWP 424
Full day boat cruise with lunch included10:00 - 18:00BWP 1139
These rates include the Chobe National Park Fees.
2019 Private Boat Trip Wildlife CruisesTimeRates per boat for 3 hours
Seats 1-8 people per boat.
1 people
2 people
3 people
4 people
5 people
6 people
7 people
8 people
These rates include the Chobe National Park Fees.


Daily Departures

Departs From Kasane Daily

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