1. Zambia
  2. Livingstone
  3. Chobe River

Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

Product ID: 216975
Head to Chobe National Park, where you'll take a cruise along the Chobe River and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, before switching to a game drive. Spend the day with your guide observing this National Park's varied and active wildlife.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

The tour departs from Livingstone where guests are picked up from their lodge or hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a relaxing cruise on the Chobe river to see water wildlife
  • See elephants, lions, antelopes, zebras and other wild animals on the Chobe National Park safari
  • Savour a tasty buffet lunch in a restaurant on the river bank
  • Livingstone

  • Victoria Falls Town

  • 1 hour

  • Chobe River (boat cruise)

  • Kasane (lunch)

  • Chobe National Park (game drive)

  • 1 hour

  • Livingstone

7 hours

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Spend a full day immersed in nature with a cruise on the Chobe River followed by a game drive in the world-famous Chobe National Park. Only 1 hour away from Livingstone, the Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa.
The tour departs from Livingstone, where you’ll be picked up from your lodge or hotel for a transfer to the border. Your Botswanan guide will meet you after immigration procedures and take you first to the cruise on the Chobe River. This breathtaking river is famous for its rich elephant and lion population, so keep your eyes peeled to spot the wildlife in the water and along the banks. Enjoy a fresh buffet lunch with several options at a beautiful lodge situated on the riverbank.
Then, switch to a game drive in the National Park. Your open-sided vehicle will allow you to see 360-degrees around you and at great distances over the safari, which is populated with elephants, Cape buffalo, lions, antelopes, and more. Refreshments will be served throughout the tour to keep you cool. After a full day of experiencing the beauty of African nature, you’ll be dropped off back at your accommodations.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Livingstone area
  • Lunch, drinks, and mineral water
  • Guiding and park fees
What’s Not Included
  • Visa arrangements or costs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Visa if required
Know before you go
Participants are responsible for their individual visa requirements in and out of Zambia and Botswana. It is recommended to acquire the Kaza visa, if eligible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Lovely journey to Botswana through Zambia and Botswana to Chobe. The park was lovely and very green this time of year. We saw a great variety of birds and animals especially very close to a mother and baby elephant. Also two Male lions. The cruise on the Chobe river we saw hippos crocodiles buffalo and birds as well as various antelope. Unfortunately being the rainy season it rained and reduced our views. Guides were excellent and it was a very enjoyable day .

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January 18, 2020

Enjoyed the day trip safari very much. Saw so many animals, especially elephants and giraffes, very close up. Our guide was very informative and tried hard to get us to see as many of the Big 5 as we could. He knew Chobe park well, which was great for us. The hotel pick-up and getting through customs went very smoothly thanks to the guide who stayed with us all day. The lunch buffet was a nice break in between, and the food was really good and varied. Thanks for a great tour and a great day.

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October 23, 2019

Excellent day trip from Livingstone

We booked this trip after booking a fabulous day white water rafting with Maano adventures. We were picked up at 7am and driven to the Kazungla border, about 45min. After checking our passports (we had the KAZA visa) we were taken to our boat for the short crossing and were met on the Botswana side by our driver. We had another passport checkpoint then drove to the resort where our trip would begin. The 2-3 hour game drive was bumpy but exciting. We saw elephant, impala, kudu, warthogs, giraffe and even a lion. We also saw a lot of beautiful birds. We went back to the resort for an incredible buffet lunch (including cake and ice cream) then set off on our boat cruise safari which was amazing! It is so great seeing animals from the water. We got up close to elephants, crocodiles, hippos (not too close), buffalo, waterbuck and more amazing birds. Afterwards, we were driven back to the border and our driver was waiting for us after our river crossing.

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September 16, 2019

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Maano Adventures

Product ID: 216975