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Chobe River safaris, tours & holiday packages

Accessible, high-density wildlife viewing in Botswana

The riverfront is Chobe National Park’s most accessible region and boasts a high density of wildlife, especially during the dry season when animals congregate at the river

Chobe River is renowned for the huge herds of elephants and buffalo that come to the river to drink and play in the refreshing waters. On a drive along the roads following the river’s contours, visitors can also see a variety of game including puku (a water-loving antelope found nowhere else in Botswana), red lechwe, waterbuck, giraffe, sable and roan antelope, baboons, lions, leopard, hyena and jackal.

Popular Chobe River safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Big Five safari in the Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Chobe and Moremi Adventure safari

Encounter the extraordinary herd of elephants and other species that will make your safari remarkable

$ 3,880

£ 2,980

R 54,572


per person

7 days

Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience

Experience the smoke that thunders and enjoy spotting elephant, buffalo, lion and hippos at the Chobe River

$ 1,690

£ 1,298

R 23,770


per person

7 days

Victoria Falls and Chobe Safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Victoria Falls and Chobe Safari

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park

$ 2,490

£ 1,913

R 35,022


per person

5 days

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 6,372

£ 4,895

R 89,622


per person

19 days

Boating on the Chobe River

Quick and affordable Victoria Falls & Chobe experience

Visit Livingstone, Zambia, to marvel at the Victoria Falls – or 'the smoke that thunders' – before going on safari and a river cruise in Botswana's Chobe National Park

$ 2,275

£ 1,748

R 31,998


per person

5 days

Botswana Luxury Safari and Victoria Falls - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Luxury Safari and Victoria Falls

Experience the paradise of Botswana and enjoy game viewing as well as exciting activities in Zambia

$ 4,900

£ 3,764

R 68,918


per person

7 days

Chobe National Park - Savuti package - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Chobe National Park - Savuti package

If seeing African elephants is on your travel bucket list, then the Chobe National Park should be right at the top

$ 1,920

£ 1,475

R 27,005


per person

3 days

Highlights of Southern Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Highlights of Southern Africa

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should on top of your bucket list

$ 5,209

£ 4,002

R 73,270


per person

13 days

8-day Botswana premier safari collection - Africa Wildlife Safaris

8-day Botswana premier safari collection

Choose our Botswana premier collection and experience a traditional big game wildlife safari in one of Africa’s top destinations.

$ 4,180

£ 3,211

R 58,791


per person

8 days

Two weeks in Botswana - a luxury safari itinerary - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Two weeks in Botswana - a luxury safari itinerary

The ideal safari to capture Botswana's unrivalled beauty and abundance of flora and fauna through the lens

$ 6,895

£ 5,296

R 96,978


per person

14 days

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Morgan Trimble says

The action is non-stop along the Chobe River; with so much wildlife activity, my biggest problem on game drives or boat cruises is deciding which direction to point my camera!

More on Chobe River holidays

A boat cruise on the river provides an exciting complement to the traditional game drive. Visitors can get a close-up look at scores of hippo, crocodiles and all sorts of animals that come to the water to drink. Birdlife is prolific. The cruise is a great opportunity to see lively kingfishers, colorful bee-eaters and rollers and scores of water birds. Of particular interest is the African skimmer, a bird that fishes by skimming the surface of the water with its beak while flying at a surprising clip. Access to the Chobe River is easy from the nearby village of Kasane, which offers many options for comfortable lodging. Chobe River also allows access to the Ngwezumba Pans, 70 kilometers to the south, where animals gather in the rainy season. The more difficult to access Savuti and Linyanti lie to the west. Trips to Victoria Falls can also be arranged from Kasane. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chobe River

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December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National… go there.

When is the best time to visit Samburu National Reserve?

The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit the Samburu National Reserve. When the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.

When is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park?

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they gather around the waterhole. go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

When is the best time to visit the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is an excellent all year safari destination, providing travellers with reliable sightings of it's resident wildlife. However, if you're planning a migration safari, it's best to travel during the months of August and October… go there.

When is the best time to visit Chobe?

If you're looking to experience the large elephant herds and the other variety of wildlife on show in Chobe, then a visit during the dry season months of May - November are ideal as the animals will congregate around water sources such as… go there.

What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

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Colin Duncan

Working with Megan from Discover Africa to set up our safari was a breeze. She managed to get us to all of the locations we wanted to get to and the camps we wanted to visit. She was incredibly responsive and helped us with any questions or…

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