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Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

1. Chobe National Park: Day Trip with River Cruise

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.

From Kasane: Victoria Falls Day Trip

2. From Kasane: Victoria Falls Day Trip

After pickup at your accommodation in Kasane, pass through the Botswana border then the Zimbabwe border. Once all immigration processes are complete, hit the road to spend the day exploring Victoria Falls, known by the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya — "The Smoke That Thunders." In the morning, visit and view the falls from the many different viewpoints, after which you'll be transported to a restaurant of your choice to enjoy lunch. Once you've eaten, discover the local markets and do some shopping or simply admire the local curiosities. Later, explore the Victoria Falls Rainforest and see how the never never-ending rain from the shadow of the falls supports the development of a rich and diverse plant community, which in turn supports a diversity of insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals. After you have taken in all the beauty and magic of the falls, you'll be taken back to Kasane and dropped off at the lodge where you were picked up.

From Kasane: Full-Day White Water Rafting

3. From Kasane: Full-Day White Water Rafting

After being picked up from your hotel or lodge in an air-conditioned vehicle, drive to the Victoria Falls entrance where the tour will start. Receive a comprehensive safety briefing from your guide before you hike down to the Zambezi River. The hike will last about 10-15 minutes depending on your fitness level. Find your raft in the river, prepared by the raft crew. Then start practicing the techniques with the assistance of your guide. Tackle the first rapid of your day called the Boiling Pot. Paddle for the first 10 rapids, covering a throng of class 5 rapids that include the Stairway to Heaven, Gulliver's Travels, and Washing Machine. When you reach rapid number 10, stop for a snack break and a short rest. Tackle the remaining section of the river with rapids like Terminator, Mother All, and Oblivion. A the end of the adrenaline-filled trip, hike back through the Batoka Gorge. When you reach the top enjoy a delicious lunch and refreshments. Drive back to Kasane, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation. Receive videos and photos of your trip online.

From Maun: Moremi Game Reserve Tour

4. From Maun: Moremi Game Reserve Tour

This day trip to Moremi is the quickest way to catch a glimpse of what this remarkable reserve has to offer. If you don’t have the time to spend the night, then this activity is perfect for you – departing from Maun at the crack of dawn on a safari vehicle, you’ll head out to the reserve with your guide.   Moremi Game Reserve is home to some of the world’s greatest species of wildlife, and is excellent for game viewing and bird watching. The park contains all major naturally occurring herbivore and carnivore species in the region, and has over 400 species of birds, many migratory and some endangered. As well, both Black and White Rhino, while rare to spot, have been recently re-introduced, making this reserve a “Big Five” destination (meaning it contains lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo).   Enjoy a break in the middle for a light lunch before you continue on your exploration, passing around lagoons and pools along the river channels as well as some flat plains. Head back to Maun in late afternoon after a full and exciting day immersed in nature.

Maun: Okavango Delta Mokoro Tour and Bush Walk

5. Maun: Okavango Delta Mokoro Tour and Bush Walk

After pickup from your hotel in Maun, drive for approximately an hour to the Okavango Delta. On arrival at the mokoro station, the punter-guides will provide a brief introduction on the day's itinerary. Climb into your mokoro and head out into the waterways of the delta. Stop by an island and do a bush walk to stretch your legs, look for animals and learn about the local flora and fauna. Animals that can usually be seen include hippos, crocodiles, elephants, zebras, impala, and various bird species. Make a stop to eat your packed lunch and enjoy a refreshing drink. You will then return to the mokoro and start the return journey back to the vehicle, which will be waiting to drive you back to Maun.

From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Rafting & Safari Combo

6. From Livingstone & Victoria Falls: Rafting & Safari Combo

After a transfer from your hotel, raft one of the finest rivers in the world, the Mighty Zambezi - a must-do activity in Livingstone. Listen to a comprehensive briefing on top of the Batoka Gorge, hike down the to the river, and see the splendid view of Victoria Falls from below. Paddle through a series of Class 3- 5 rapids including Boiling Pot, the Morning Glory, Stairway to Heaven and the world's most action-packed rapid, the Oblivion. Having quenched your thirst for adrenaline, stop for a well-deserved BBQ lunch on top of the gorge. The following day, continue the adventure with a relaxed tour through the Chobe National Park. Discover thousands of wildlife species including elephants, antelopes, and buffaloes. Keep your eyes peeled for lions and leopards which can be also spotted. Next, during a boat safari, gaze in awe at the hippos wallowing below you. Learn about how animals live and interact in the their natural habitats on this informative trip. Drive back to Livingstone with many fantastic memories and find your photos and videos that were taken during the rafting trip waiting for you.

From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Private Tour

7. From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Private Tour

For the full-day tour, meet your driver at your hotel in Victoria Falls at 7:30 AM. Embark on a day of fun, excitement, and adventure at one of the great game parks on the African continent, the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Travel for 1 hour until you reach the park. Upon arrival, set off on a guided game drive, which lasts for approximately 4 hours. Explore the vast terrain of the park and keep an eye out for Africa's Big 5 game animals: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo. Take in the fantastic views of the park, with several fantastic photo opportunities. After the game drive, stop for a delicious lunch, before embarking on an afternoon boat cruise. During the cruise, sail gracefully down the river and enjoy the spectacular river scenery and up-close views of species such as giraffe, antelope, hippo, and crocodile, as well as a variety of wild birds. After the cruise, be returned to your hotel in Victoria Falls, arriving back at approximately 6:30 PM. Alternatively, pick the half-day tour which is exactly the same to begin with, however, it does not include lunch and the boat cruise. The other option is to upgrade your tour to the extended day tour which is the same as the full-day tour but has an earlier pick up (at 5:30 AM) so you have the chance to watch the sunrise over Victoria Falls National Park. With this option, you will also be able to watch the sunset over Chobe National Park. Both lunch and breakfast are included in the extended tour.

From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Safari and Cruise

8. From Victoria Falls: Chobe National Park Safari and Cruise

Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Victoria Falls by a professional tour guide who will make the border crossing into Botswana effortless. Arrive at the Kazungula border post for an assisted crossing where another guide will meet you at the Botswana side. Commence to the Chobe River and board a game viewing boat for a momentous wildlife cruise. Look out for animals such as hippos, flamingos, and aquatic birds in their natural habitat. The wildlife cruise will be followed by a hearty buffet lunch at a riverfront restaurant. To finish off an incredible day, take an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park on a safari vehicle. Your guide will help you spot animals such as elephants, lions, and much more during the adventure. At 4:30 PM, you’ll be safely returned to your hotel in Vitoria Falls via the border crossing at Kazungula.

Chobe National Park: Game Drive, Lunch, and Cruise Day Trip

9. Chobe National Park: Game Drive, Lunch, and Cruise Day Trip

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. Chobe National Park in Botswana is home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Begin with an exciting cruise on the Chobe River. This breathtaking river is famous for its rich elephant and lion population, so keep your eyes peeled for these massive creatures in the water and along the banks. Enjoy a fresh buffet lunch with several options at a beautiful lodge situated on the riverbank. Then, hop aboard for a game drive in the national park. Your open-sided vehicle allows 360-degree views for great distances throughout the safari, the route of which is populated with elephants, Cape buffalo, lions, antelopes, and more. Refreshments will be served throughout the tour to keep you cool.

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What people are saying about North-West District

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 41 reviews

We went on an absolutely amazing white water rafting tour on the Zambezi River! The Maano Adventures team is a local tour agency working with wonderful people from Livingston and the villages around the Zambezi. They were all incredibly helpful and fun! They went above and beyond to make this an unforgettable experience for everyone. We even got to go see the Victoria Falls after the tour, when they were already supposed to close for the day. Thank you again to the whole team of guides, drivers, and all the helpers. 100% recommend Maano Adventures!! Kristina and Daniel P.s. we did the tour from Kasane. At the border you can buy a one-day visa for 20$ (Make sure to bring dollars, they do not accept credit card or pula).

We had such a wonderful experience with Cuckoo tours on a day trip to Chobe from Livingstone. The border/transport process was all managed by Simon's team and we spent the day in Chobe with Gaba who was an incredible guide through the park. His expertise allowed us to see so many different animals as well as Lions! This trip included a game drive as well as a boat tour on the river. Highly recommend their service!

We had a very nice trip, everything went according to plan, thank you! A local guide met us at the Zimbabwean border and drove us to the Vic Falls Recommendation: go to the border as early as possible, because crossing the border takes a lot of time

We had a wonderful time with professional staff from pickup to drop off. Poler Jack was a treat and the two guides, one by road and one by boat some of the best we have had. To be recommended.

Our guide was very friendly, professional and helpful. I would recommend them any time.