Five of the most memorable experiences on the Chobe

discoverafrica 07 November 2017
Part of the Botswana Safari Collection
Back to the Our Blog

Africa is blessed with an abundance of wildlife, great rivers, lakes and other topographical features. The Chobe River, a tributary of the great Cuando River brings three African countries together. A vacation on the Chobe River gives you an opportunity to experience what Botswana and Zambia have to offer from different perspectives.

The Chobe river culminates into the incredible Victorian Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

These are the top five things you should do to make your African safari along the Chobe River a memorable journey.

1. Boat Cruises

The Chobe River is renowned for its sunset boat cruises, particularly popular with photographers and birders. A boat cruise along the river offers you the chance to enjoy scenic riverscapes, rare bird species and large herds of elephants that cross the river seeking fresh grasslands for grazing.

2. Fishing Excursions

If you are looking for the ultimate fishing experience in Botswana, then look no further than the Chobe River. The river is home to some of the rarest fish species in Africa, including the tigerfish, African pike, Zambezi yellowfish and Vindu catfish.

A boat cruise allows you to get up close and personal with majestic elephants

3. Photographic safaris

Whether you are a professional or an amateur photographer, the Chobe River provides ample opportunity to maximize your photographic skills. Photographic safaris allow you to capture your experience forever amid the breathtaking natural beauty of Botswana’s abundant wildlife and natural estuaries. The best part? Camera equipment will be provided to you at no extra cost.

Try your hand at photographing Chobe’s abundant birdlife

4. Guided Game Drives

Nothing is more exciting than taking a guided safari drive through the surrounds of the Chobe River. A guided African safari drive gives you the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most celebrated predatory mammals and amphibians that Africa has to offer including the notorious hippo and snappy crocodile.

5. Water Sports

The Chobe River offers you a chance to experience water sports in a typical African setting. Kayaking, canoeing, diving, rafting and swimming are among the most popular activities that kick-start your adrenaline. Reputable African safari tour operators will ensure that your river adventure is safely restricted to predator-free spots.

The Chobe is home to the Big Five who can be seen quenching their thirst on the lush banks of the river throughout the whole year, making your experience an investment that is well worth the cost.

Some related info

Five reasons why you should go to a elephant safari in Botswana

Why not go, and book yourself an elephant back safari that will allow you to experience African travel from a whole new perspective? Our elephant Botswana safari is something that each and every travel enthusiast should undertake at least once in their lives. However, it is an eye-opening and wonderful experience. Abu Elephant Experience - Okavango Delta   In celebration of World…

Explore the Okavango Delta by Mokoro Ride

A mokoro ride, is a traditional canoe  commonly used in the Okavango Delta in Botswana as a popular mode of transport, and now utilised for game-viewing safaris. The oarsman stands in the stern and pushes it with the pole. A mokoro ride in the Delta is an absolute must-do activity on a Botswana safari.  All guides learned at a very young age as low as seven years old, making them experts…

A traveller’s guide to Botswana’s Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is the jewel in Botswana’s safari crown. Established as the world’s 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s one of the most visited destinations in Southern Africa, with hordes of safari enthusiasts flocking to its waterways to experience an authentic African safari. If you’re planning a Botswana safari, here’s some useful travel information about the Okavango Delta to…

Top five places to spot hippos in Africa

Did you know that according to National Geographic, hippopotamuses spend up to 16 hours a day in water to keep their bodies cool under the hot African sun? If you’d like to see these amazing animals for yourself, here are the top five places to spot hippos in Africa. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow:…

Five great walking safaris to go on in Africa

Safaris are a great way in which to get back to nature, tranquillity and adventure. The modern world often denies us the opportunity of being more in tune with these undeniably important aspects of life. People find themselves becoming too involved in work denying themselves opportunities of exploring the abundance of wildlife which is all over Africa.  Yet there are those who spend as…

Three reasons why you should explore Chobe

One of Botswana’s premier African safari destinations, Chobe is an excellent choice for travellers keen to see the world's largest land animal. Sprawling for over 21,000 square kilometres, Chobe is Botswana’s oldest and most diverse National Park. Other interesting wildlife that can be spotted here includes Impala, kudu and lechwe. If you’re planning a Botswana safari, here are three…