Overview

Departs every Tuesday and Fridays.

The  Chobe camping safari is a great budget safari experience. Our safari is semi-participation. Meaning you will be required to assist in setting up camp in Chobe national park. The Chobe camping safari is a combination of the Chobe river and Chobe National Park. We explore the wildlife of Chobe on a river boat and on 4 x 4 game drive vehicles.

It is a great way to explore the movement of the wildlife in Chobe National Park. The river drive offers spectacular views over the Chobe river and the grassland flood plains. Large concentrations of animals are often found on the floodplains. Excellent photographic opportunities on this safari. The Chobe camping safari includes game drives and a wild tented camp in the wilderness of the Chobe national park.

There will be a cook on the trip and no cooking is required by guests. Meals will consist of typical hearty ‘bush cuisine‘. All prepared on open fires. We do cater for special dietary requirements. Please state your diet when making your reservation.

Game drives are in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles. Our local Botswana guides offer excellent knowledge of the area. Experience the best that Chobe national park has to offer. You have the chance to escape and camp in the wild. Spectacular wildlife sightings and sunsets in the park. Our team can highly recommend the Chobe camping safari.

 

This is a great value for money camping safari.

  • Single supplement of 100 USD.
  • No children under 12 years are allowed on scheduled tours.
Travelers choose camping deals 19 Nov, 19 Nov, 19 Nov, and more Chobe, North-West District
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All meals
  • Park fees
  • Camping in private unfenced campsites in Chobe National Park
  • Wine with meals
  • 2 man dome tents with mattresses and bedding
  • Registered Botswana guides, camp cook and assistant
  • Game drives in open game drive vehicles
  • Boat cruises on the Chobe River
  • Transfers from Livingstone or Victoria falls town

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Drinks
  • Toiletries & towels
  • Visa fees & Travel insurance
  • Staff gratuities
Itinerary
Your Trip Summary

OVERNIGHT CAMPING TRIPS  WITHIN CHOBE NATIONAL PARK


Regret no children under 12 years unless trips are booked on a private basis,please enquire.

OPTION ONE
ONE DAY ONE NIGHT SAFARI


Day 1:

08h30 Guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. The boat cruise ends at the Coffee Buzz at 12h30 . After a satisfying meal then there is an opportunity to do any last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the park for personal extras guests may require. Guests then do a game drive into the park, exploring the riverfront en route to Camp which is guaranteed to impress even seasoned Safari goers. This is the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.Return to camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the camp fire and dinner.

Day 2:

Guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light continental style breakfast, everyone departs on their  last game drive leaving the national park, to be dropped off in Kasane/Kazungula between 08h30 and 09h00.

OPTION TWO
TWO DAY ONE NIGHT SAFARI


Day one:

08h30 guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities. There is an opportunity to do any last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. The boat cruise ends at the Coffee Buzz at 12h30. After a satisfying meal there is an opportunity to do any last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park.An afternoon game drive follows and this is the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.

Return to camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the camp fire and dinner.

Day 2:

Guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light continental style breakfast, you head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats or Wild dogs as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and an opportunity to take a refreshing shower. After packing up, all leave the camp on the last drive, to be dropped off in Kasane/Kazungula 16:30.

OPTION THREE
2 NIGHT 2 DAY SAFARI


Day 1:

08h30 guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. The boat cruise ends at the Kalahari offices at 12h30 . After a hearty lunch at the restaurant there is an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kasane before departing on an afternoon game drive—this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink.

Arrive in camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the camp fire and dinner under the stars.

Day 2:

Guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light continental breakfast, vehicles head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats, or possibly the endangered Wild dogs as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and a siesta getting an opportunity to read, rest or take a refreshing shower.

When the day starts to cool off another afternoon game drive follows tea, and good sightings are revisited or areas as yet unexplored are visited. Chobe National Park has a wide variety of game - the cats and large herbivores such as elephant and buffalo being a highlight, but rarer game such as Puku ,Eland ,Sable and Roan antelope along with many more common antelope can be viewed here. Return to camp after sunset for a reflective fireside chat. Dinner follows, as always accompanied by the unforgettable sounds of the African night.

Day three - After another “dumela” dawn awakening and breakfast, guests leave the national park on their final game drive. This last drive may even prove to be the best and will with the others remain etched in memory as a truly great African experience. Guests are dropped off in Kasane/Kazungula at 08h30.


OPTION FOUR
TWO NIGHT THREE DAY SAFARI


Day 1:

08h30 guests are met at Kazungula by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities.. A short briefing will follow on some pertinent facts such as safety, and some regional information. At 09h30 guests board the boat and commence a 3 hour boat cruise into the Chobe National park. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of the trip, as one gets the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birdlife, hippos, crocodiles, and of course scores of elephant and Cape buffalo that make their way down to the river to quench their thirst. The boat cruise ends at the Coffee Buzz restaurant at 12h30. There is an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kasane, as there are no shops within the Park. Guests then depart on an afternoon game drive - this being the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink. Arrive in camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the camp fire and dinner under the stars.

Day 2:

Guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light Continental breakfast vehicles head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats,or the rare Wild Dogs as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and a siesta getting an opportunity to read rest or take a refreshing shower.

When the day starts to cool off another afternoon game drive follows afternoon tea, and good sightings are revisited or areas as yet unexplored are visited. Chobe National Park has a wide variety of game - the cats and large herbivores such as elephant and buffalo being a highlight, but rarer game such as Puku,Eland, Sable and Roan antelope along with many more common antelope can be viewed here. Return to camp after sunset for a reflective fireside chat. Dinner follows, as always accompanied by the unforgettable sounds of the African night.

Day 3:

Guests are woken at dawn with warm water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and some cereal you head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats as they are still active at this time and chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and an opportunity to take a refreshing shower. After packing up, you then leave the camp on your last activity which is usually another Boat cruise, to be dropped off in Kasane/Kazungula 16h30.

GENERAL INFORMATION

We will be camping in the Chobe National Park in Exclusive Wilderness sites ie HATAB or BOGA sites, with no other campers nearby. If the sites are fully booked we will be forced to use the public site at Ihaha this is very rare though.

All trips will be run by skilled, licensed professional guides and a backup team.

What to pack for your tented Safari.

Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, dull neutral colours are most suitable.
Campsites are very sandy so suitable footwear is advised.
T shirts.
Jeans or safari trousers for the cool evenings and mornings.
A fleece or warm sweater for those early morning game drives.
A good pair of Sunglasses.
Sun block, a hat and insect repellent are essential!
Binoculars and a camera with lots of film! For digital ensure batteries are charged- there is no electricity in the bush (we can charge via the cigarette lighter 12V only)
A headlamp or torch is vital.
If you enjoy a whisky or the like, you are welcome to bring a bottle along to sip by the Campfire.
A towel, and your own toiletries (ladies please remember there are no shops for emergencies)
Any medication if necessary, we do have a medical aid box with the basics.
There will be times when you are exposed to the sun so a thin long sleeve shirt may come in handy.

The early morning drives will be very cold in the winter months - so layers are best to keep out the chill in the back of the game drive vehicle. (June,Jul,Aug)
Please attempt to travel as light as possible- space is always an issue on Safari.

Last but not least, a sense of humour …………this is Africa!!

Pickup point
Directions
Chobe, Botswana View on Map