Highlight: Chobe Day Trip.
An early start today, you will be picked up at 07H15 for your transfer to Botswana. The Botswana border is 74km from Victoria Falls, on a good paved road. The journey runs parallel to the Zambezi river, but ten to fifteen kilometers inland, travelling through Zambezi National
Park and the Matetsi Safari area. Game viewing often starts immediately with elephant and buffalo crossing the road coming to or from the Zambezi. On arrival at the border post (Kazangula), and after completing immigration formalities, you will be transferred to the Chobe River. A short briefing with a cup of coffee, a leg stretch and bathroom visit before you embark on a specially modified game viewing boat for a cruise on the Chobe River. Chobe National Park hosts the single largest concentration of elephant in Africa, latest count being in excess of fifty thousand, along with an astounding variety of wildlife. The Chobe river, forming the northern boundary of park, is the only source of water for hundreds of kilometers in the dry season, attracting enormous herds of elephant, buffalo and plains game. As you cruise along the river you can marvel at elephants coming to drink, often bathing and swimming. At times it can be bewildering to try and keep track of which elephant, or herd of elephant to watch, along with buffalo, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, birds, impala, puku...... keep a sharp eye out for Lechwe, an antelope that you will not see anywhere else on this trip. Predators, especially lion are well represented, but this is a wild, untamed, un-fenced national park so there are no guarantees. Return to base for lunch and then set off afterwards for a game drive into park. A different experience from the boat cruise, but as rewarding. Close up sightings of elephant are the order of the afternoon, whilst any predators that were inland and not visible from the boat can sometimes be tracked down. In the late afternoon you will return to the border post, leave Botswana and return to Victoria Falls. The Chobe Day trip is often described as the best one day game viewing experience of offer in Africa!
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