Adventure Activities at Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls

Adventure Activities at Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls

Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana is one of the best game reserves in Africa. It has one of the highest concentrations of animals in Africa, and the second most elephants of any national park behind the nearby Hwange NP in Zimbabwe.

You can visit Chobe by self-driving or by a tour that starts in Moan and ends in Kasane. This five to seven-day safari drives through Moremi Game Reserve into Chobe National Park. The other option is to stay in Kasane and explore the Serondela (Chobe riverfront) section of the park.

Chobe National Park: Chobe River
Traditional Mokoro on the Chobe River

Content and photographs provided by Yana Kogan and Timon.

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Top 3 Things to Do in Kasane

Kasane is a great base to explore the area. There are many excursions and activities, such as a game drive, a river cruise on the Chobe river, and a day trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. There are several tour companies and hotels which you can book from. For the best price in town, book with Cherry Chobe Safaris.

1. Chobe Game Drive

Things to do in Kasane: Chobe River
Hippos in the Chobe River

From Kasane, join a game drive in the morning to track lions, elephants, and other large game. Sightings are best during the dry season when most animals congregate near the Chobe River, allowing close-up views of the animals. Three-hour tours start between 6 am and 7 am and include a quick breakfast tea/coffee stop.

Cost: The Game Drive cost 255 Pula per person, not including the 70 Pula entrance fee to Chobe National Park. One fee covers both the game drive and river cruise if done on the same day.


2. Chobe River Cruise

Things to do in Kasane: Chobe River
Elephant Crossing the Chobe River

In the afternoon, join a river cruise for three hours on the Chobe River. There are many animals on the river banks, including hippos, elephants, crocodiles, exotic birds, and several other large game. If lucky, you can even see lions at the water’s edge. This cruise was a highlight of our stay in Kasane.

Chobe National Park: Crocodile
Crocodile on the Chobe River

Cost: The River Cruise is 230 Pula per person, not including the 70 Pula entrance fee to Chobe National Park. One fee covers both the game drive and river cruise if done on the same day.


3. Victoria Falls Tour

Visit Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls tour is a full-day trip that begins at 7 am. The first stop is the border crossing into Zimbabwe.  When arriving at the falls, there will be two hours available to explore.  There is about a half a mile walkway to get a closer view of the falls.

Afterward, it is possible to walk to the Victoria Falls Bridge that crosses the Zambezi River into Zambia. Check out one of the many adventure activities across the border. Bring a packed lunch or go to the Lookout Cafe.

Visit Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Cost: The tour cost to Victoria Falls is 350 pula per person.

The Zimbabwe one-day visa on entry costs $30 USD for most foreigners, with the exception of residents from the UK ($50 USD), China ($60 USD), and Canada ($70 USD). The entry fee to Victoria Falls costs $20 USD for SADAC residents and $30 USD for international visitors. 


Adventure Activities at Victoria Falls

Things to do in Kasane: Chobe
Exotic Bird in Chobe
  • Bungee Jump at Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting
  • Helicopter Flight of Angels over Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi Canoeing Trip

Where to Stay in Kasane on a Budget

Kasane Botswana: Victoria Falls
Crossing the Victoria Falls Bridge

Thebe River Safaris offers simple rooms with private bathrooms and Looks Cottages has great campsites that come with a braai pit.


Cherry Chobe Safaris contact info

Kasane Botswana: Sunset
Sunset on the Chobe River

Contact Cherry Lewis by email at chobeche@yahoo.com or by phone at (+267)75644069.

That’s it – we hope you have a wonderful time exploring Chobe National Park!


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  • Yana and Timon

    Yana & Timon met at college in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating, they started their professional careers. They moved to San Francisco in 2010, a city they loved living in for nearly six years.

    After working and saving up money for several years, they quit their jobs and set off on an adventure of a lifetime. They started living a nomadic lifestyle in December 2015 and have not looked back since.

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