Chobe Budget Camping Safari
Take a journey to one of the best safari regions in the Africa - Chobe National Park in Botswana. Experience the wonder of the wild just an hour away from Victoria Falls.
Budget Camping Safaris within Chobe National Park are an easy add-on to your Victoria Falls stay. They offer a few nights for you to rough it up a bit, completely in the wild in a private camp.
Although not luxury, on the overnight camping safaris, all the equipment is provided and set up for you. The catering is nothing fancy, but food and limited drinks are provided. Good value for money!
The camps are often deep within the National Park meaning you get to see parts of the park that guest staying in Kasane and doing day trips don't get to see. Staying overnight inside the Chobe National Park, on a camping safari without doubt gives you the opportunity to experience it in the best possible way.
Detailed below is the itinerary for the one to three day Budget Camping Safaris, depending on the trip you choose you will do all or part of these activities.
(If you are already in Botswana ignore the first paragraph and if you are coming from Livingstone the pick-up time would be the same)
After completing immigration formalities you arrive in Kasane, where you can do a bit of shopping (if necessary) as there are no shops inside the national park. Then it's a short pre-safari briefing with some tea, coffee and muffins. Eager to get on safari, your first activity is a 3 hr boat cruise on the Chobe River, starting at about 9:30am. This scenic game cruise takes you along the Chobe River where you most certainly will see tons of birds and animals as they come to the river to quench their thirst, not to mention countless hippos and crocodile.
The cruise ends around 12:30pm in time for lunch at a local restaurant in Kasane. After lunch it's time for a game drive into Chobe National Park, exploring the Chobe River waterfront which is famous for its dense concentrations of all forms of wildlife. The game drive takes you to the overnight camping spot where you will be served drinks around the camp fire and then dinner.
After the game drive, you will return to camp for a tasty brunch in the bush, a rest (or siesta if you like), and a refreshing shower. An afternoon game drive will take you to unseen areas of Chobe National Park and once again the opportunity to see and savour the magnificent wildlife that Chobe has to offer. The game drive ends around sundown and you return to camp for sundowners around the camp fire. Dinner will be served as you listen to the unforgettable night sounds of the African bush.
Chobe Budget Camping Safari Options
Option one - 1 Night / 1 Day Chobe Camping Safari
Day one activities described above. On the second morning, you will have an early morning wake up call and breakfast before packing up. Then you will be taken out of Chobe National Park via a game drive to either Kasane if you are staying in Botswana or transferred to your hotel in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.
Option two - 1 Night / 2 Day Chobe Camping Safari
Day one activities as detailed above. Day two activities as detailed above but instead of returning to camp that evening you will be dropped off in Kasane if you are staying in Botswana or transferred to your hotel in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.
Option three - 2 Night / 2 Day Chobe Camping Safari
Day one and Day two activities as detailed above. On the third morning, you will be woken up for the usual breakfast and head out of Chobe National Park via one last early morning game drive and dropped off in Kasane if you are staying in Botswana or transferred to your hotel in Victoria Falls or Livingstone.
Option four- 2 Night / 3 Day Chobe Camping Safari
Day one, two and three activities as detailed in the above itinerary
Option Five - Chobe Day Trip
This is a one day safari from Victoria Falls or Livingstone and does not include any overnight accommodation, click on the link for full details on the Chobe Day Trips.
• National park entrance fees;
What To Bring
• Passport(s) (for visa information click here)
Please note that it is not advisable to take young children on a Chobe
trip. Overnight trips are suited for older children accompanied by their parents
(12 years and older).