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Chobe River Boat Cruises

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Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana
+267 625 0336
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A total disappointment

We expected two exciting days on this cruise on the Chobe river but what we got was boring cruising... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Metzingen, Germany
Simply the best

For seeing wildlife in Africa this can't be beaten. We we just a few feet away from hippos... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana
+267 625 0336
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected two exciting days on this cruise on the Chobe river but what we got was boring cruising only for approx. two hours a day. The rest of the day we anchored at the river side. For two evenings at the same place. The...More

2  Thank DAK31
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For seeing wildlife in Africa this can't be beaten. We we just a few feet away from hippos, Elephants and crocodiles swimming in the water and wallowing in the mud. About a 3 hour trip. Loads of birds too. Excellent for photography and the guides...More

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Our houseboat had 4 rooms. Apparently if you are the 1st to arrive, you get room no:1 which had an outside sitting area. However they do not encourage you to arrive early, something to do with housekeeping hours. The common sitting / dining area was...More

2  Thank Love_Life_Sydney
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We had already seen many of the animals on land game drives but the river cruise gave a closeup view of animals at the waters edge. We were especially lucky to see a hippo up close and personal and the sunset was spectacular.

1  Thank Dale B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

What you see on a Chobe boat cruise is very much hit or miss. Every time we backed away from a hippo pod, one of them naturally yawned. We did nevertheless get close up views of some elephants and crocodiles. The most unique bit was...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth it. We did a sunset cruise and saw lots and lots of wildlife. We would highly recommend this.

Thank selet10
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The singing welcome by all the staff was a sign that this was to be a friendly and professional experience. The rooms were lovely and had both air conditioning and fan making a comfortable haven in the heat. The meals on board were superb with...More

Thank OzTrippa
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A cruise on the chobe river is a must-do! The wildlife is fantastic and even if you are on the water you get very close to all of the animals. Even if there were several boats,it didn't feel too touristy and you always got a...More

Thank travelbug-939
Reviewed 4 October 2017

During our two weeks over in Africa, this one one of my favorites things we did. The sunsets were amazing and enjoying the evening overlooking elephant bay was fantastic. The sightseeing from the boat was awesome. Herds upon Herds of Elephants graced the landscape and...More

Thank mfuller49
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We had arranged an evening dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. It was just stunning at sunset! We saw hippos and crocodiles. The service was excellent. Great guides.

1  Thank ElaineLisa
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19 May 2017|
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Response from ecomacgregor | Reviewed this property |
I may be wrong, and I can't remember the various dates I was in Kasane but the elephant population and the hippo population seem to be resident so they are around anytime as they are in Chobe NP..... And of course the... More
10 May 2017|
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Response from Noel D | Reviewed this property |
We had intended doing the Zambesi Queen but changed to land based Chobe Bakwena Lodge. This proved a good move owing to the recent rains in the area. Because there was water all through the park the animals were not coming... More