Start the morning with a ride from your lodge or Kasane airport. If you are coming from a neighboring country, don’t worry—Botswana’s border control is efficient and shouldn’t delay your arrival at Chobe National Park.
Spend the morning hours on a river safari. Your guides will point out remarkable wildlife you may not have seen elsewhere in Africa, such as African fish eagles and black herons. View aquatic animals up close, including impressive hippos and perhaps a baby crocodile.
You will be surprised at how many land mammals you can view from the river. Frequent sightings include Cape buffaloes, kudus, and red lechwe. But the most impressive sighting will likely be of elephants. Countless numbers frequently congregate at the riverbank, especially during the dry season.
Once your river cruise concludes, you can return to land for lunch, then embark on an afternoon game drive—where you will have the chance to see more elephants as well as antelopes, guineafowl, monitor lizards, kori bustards, jackals, and lions. If you are really lucky, you might even spot an African wild dog!
If you are interested in plants, let your guide know. Travelers may exit vehicles in certain areas of the park to get a better look at endemic flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Finish your day-trip with outdoor tea at a nearby lodge. This will give you one last chance to enjoy the flora and fauna of Chobe riverbank before you call an end to a fantastic day.
Of course, the Chobe riverfront is so phenomenal, you may never want to leave. The good news is that this area is home to several excellent lodges. Stay several days for a more in-depth experience of this beautiful location.
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