Chobe River Cruise & Okavango Delta Safari

Explore Botswana in style on our popular 7 day Chobe river cruise and Okavango Delta luxury safari.

Duration

7 Days

When

All year round

Price from

$6,967

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Trip Highlights

game drives
Game drives
boat safari
Boat safari
helicopter safari
Helicopter flight
fishing
Fishing

About this trip

Explore the famous Chobe National Park by luxury cruise down the Chobe River on the world famous Zambezi Queen before stepping up the pace of your 7 day Botswana LuxVenture® experience with game drives, helicopter flights, walking safari and fishing expeditions in the Okavango Delta.

Your day-to-day- breakdown of this trip

Day one

Cruise

Arrive Kasane, Botswana

Board the Zambezi Queen

Upon arrival at Kasane Airport, you will be met by your local guide who will transfer you to the Zambezi Queen by boat. Only in Botswana does the simple act of reaching your cruise boat become an experience in and of itself.

The luxurious Zambezi Queen offers a world-class river safari experience on the mighty Chobe River. Designed with perfect consideration for discerning travellers, the Zambezi Queen is offers all of the amenities and finishes that our guests expect, while providing a base for a large range of water based activities on along the Chobe river.

Glide between hippos in the water, watch elephants in the shallows from a new vantage point, relax in the spacious lounges, enjoy the pool on board and dine on world class food during your stay on the Zambezi Queen.

Where you’ll stay: Zambezi Queen

The luxurious Zambezi Queen offers a world-class river safari experience on the mighty Chobe River. The Zambezi Queen is offers all of the amenities and finishes that our guests expect, relax in the spacious lounges, enjoy the pool on board and dine on world class food during your stay on the Zambezi Queen.

Experiences:

While on board the Zambezi Queen, take in the views of  hippos in the water below and elephants drinking from the shallows. Smaller zodiac boats are available to take out on boat safaris from the Zambezi Queen, allowing for excellent game viewing and photographic encounters.

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Day two – three

boat safari

Chobe National Park

Chobe river cruise

Spend the next two days aboard the Zambezi Queen. The cruise allows you the unique opportunity to cover a 25 Kilometer stretch of the Chobe River as you view the large range of wildlife drawn to the river. The house boat was built with openness in mind in order to ensure that you have as many panoramic views of the wildlife on the shores as possible.

Ask your Ker & Downey Adventurist about the large range of activities that are available during your two day cruise, and they will recommend and arrange the activities that best suit your preferences and season of visit.

Some experiences include game viewing (either on land or on a smaller boat), there are fishing excursions available as well as photographic water and land safaris and, of course, the ultimate relaxation on offer on the boat at all times.

Where you’ll stay: Zambezi Queen

The luxurious Zambezi Queen offers a world-class river safari experience on the Chobe River. The boat offers all of the amenities that our guests expect, relax in the spacious lounges, enjoy the pool on board and dine on world class food during your stay.

Experiences:

Experiences on board the Zambezi Queen include game viewing (either on land or on a smaller boat), Tiger fishing excursions are available as well as photographic water and land safaris and, of course, the ultimate relaxation on offer on the boat at all times.

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Day four

charter plane

Transfer to Okavango Delta

Check-in Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

On your fourth day, you will be driven to Kasane Airport for the short flight to Chitabe Airstrip. It is here that you will be met and driven to the world class Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge in the Okavango Delta.

The exclusive and refined Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge is a lodge that truly allows those that are lucky enough to stay there to feel immersed in everything that the Delta has to offer. With long wooden walkways that end in the beautiful and serene grass plains and waters of the Delta.

Enjoy world class game drives and walking safaris from the lodge. There are few better escapes into Africa’s most celebrated wildlife region. Enjoy your first evening at Sandibe with an evening game drive and world class dinner before turning in for the night.

Where you’ll stay: Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

A hideaway in the Okavango Delta, Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge features 12 luxurious suites each kitted with a private plunge pool overlooking the Delta. The lodge is equipped with a gym, private massage sala and log boma.

Experiences:

Enjoy 4×4 game drives at dawn and dusk alongside world-class rangers in search big game or pull on your walking shoes and discover the Delta on foot – an experience you won’t soon forget.

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Day five – six

helicopter safari

Okavango Delta

Scenic helicopter flight over the Delta

During your next two days’ stay at Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, you will enjoy two daily game drives, optional walking safaris and complete isolation and relaxation in the Okavango Delta.

The real highlight of your stay here, however, will definitely be your 1 hour scenic helicopter flight over the Delta, which is included in the cost of this experience.

Where you’ll stay: Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

A hideaway in the Okavango Delta, Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge features 12 luxurious suites each kitted with a private plunge pool overlooking the Delta. The lodge is equipped with a gym, private massage sala and log boma.

Experiences:

Take your safari to new heights and fly over the Delta on a scenic helicopter flight. The nature of air travel ensures that you will be able to see a large range of wildlife in a variety of habitats across the Delta.

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Day seven

charter plane

Departure

Charter flight to Maun

End your Ker & Downey® Africa experience with an effortless check out of Sandibe before a road transfer to Chitabe Airstrip where you will take your last air transfer to Maun Airport for your onward travel home.

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