For day trips, we recommend visiting the Serondela area of Botswana’s Chobe National Park.
Start the morning with a ride from your lodge or Kasane airport. If you need to cross borders into Botswana, don’t worry—border controls are very efficient near the Riverfront and shouldn’t delay your arrival.
Morning Boat Cruise
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 red lechwe antelopes and black herons. View aquatic animals up close, including hippos and perhaps a baby crocodile.
You will be surprised at how many land mammals you can view from the river. Large elephant herds frequently congregate at the riverbank, especially during the dry season.
Enjoy a picnic lunch provided by your hotel, or visit a lodge on the banks of the river for a freshly cooked meal.
Afternoon Game Drive
After lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive through Chobe National Park. You’ll have the chance to see more elephants, as well as antelopes, guineafowl, monitor lizards, kori bustards, jackals, and lions. If you’re really lucky, you might even spot an African wild dog!
Love plants? Let your guide know. Travelers may exit vehicles in designated areas to get a better look at endemic flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Return to Your Lodge
As the sun lowers in the sky, it’s time to leave the park. But before you return to your accommodations, enjoy a spot of tea and a snack at a nearby lodge as you take in the scenery one last time.