ACTIVITIES

The Chobe experience is one that will stay with you forever.  

Spanning an impressive 11,000+ square kilometres in northern Botswana, Chobe National Park has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa.  Home to a spectacular elephant population and many other animals including lion, leopard, giraffe, buffalo and hippo, Chobe is a destination not to be missed.  We are also conveniently located a mere one-hour drive from the mighty Victoria Falls.

River View Lodge offers an array of activities that give you the opportunity to experience the best the region has to offer. Particular guest favourites are our morning game drives and afternoon boat cruises* in Chobe National Park, operated by our excellent in-house guide on our spacious and comfortably appointed safari vehicle and boat (*both activities are included in our Fully Inclusive package).

We also offer airport and cross-border transfers, and are on hand to help you book other activities offered by our trusted local partners.

For further details or to pre-book any of our activities please contact us.

CHOBE ACTIVITIES

GAME DRIVE

Enjoy a 3-hour morning game drive in the magnificent Chobe National Park, spanning an impressive 11,000+ square kilometres and home to the world’s largest elephant population.

Setting out in the cool of the early morning on our spacious and comfortably appointed game viewer, you will have a chance to learn about Botswana’s very first national park as you witness a plethora of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe and antelope, and if you’re lucky even lion, leopard or wild dog.

BOAT CRUISE

Set sail on our spacious boat for a relaxing 3-hour afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River in Chobe National Park, where you will have the opportunity to see spectacular birdlife, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, antelope and herds of elephant drinking at the water’s edge. You may even get a chance to witness herds swimming across the river to Sedudu Island.

This is a truly unique experience, and the perfect opportunity to hone your photography skills as you enjoy the sun setting over the water.

FULL DAY GAME DRIVE

Venture deep into Chobe National Park on a full day game drive, where you will have a chance to explore expansive areas of the park including both inland and river routes.

Enjoy a lunch break at one of the park’s beautifully positioned stretch points before you continue on into the afternoon for more wildlife sightings.

Common sightings are elephant, buffalo, lion and antelope. Leopards are more elusive, but you may be lucky!

KAZUNGULA VILLAGE WALK

Learn more about the local community surrounding River View Lodge on a complimentary guided walk through Kazungula Village, accompanied by one of the River View Lodge team.

Visit the local primary school, view some of the traditional methods used to construct homes and learn about the customs and traditions of the local Basubia people. 

KAZUNGULA BICYCLE TOUR

What better way to explore Kazungula than on two wheels!

River View Lodge has 4 bicycles available to guests on a complimentary first come, first served basis.

Tours are unguided, however our team would be happy to give you advice on the best routes to take around the area.

CARACAL Biodiversity Centre Visit

Located a short drive away in neighbouring Kasane, the CARACAL Biodiversity Centre is a not-for-profit NGO dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and research of wildlife, and is home to an array of fascinating animals including snakes, bush babies, mongooses, birds, and Kasane’s famous honey badger fondly known as ‘Badgie’.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Chobe’s local wildlife up close and personal, to see what happens behind the scenes at the centre, and to even hold a snake if you dare!

CHOBE CROCODILE FARM VISIT

Conveniently located next door to River View Lodge, Chobe Crocodile Farm is home to 1,000+ crocodiles of varying ages and sizes and offers visitors a chance to learn fascinating information about these prehistoric creatures.

CAMPING IN CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Experience Chobe National Park like never before. Enjoy a morning boat cruise on the Chobe River, a delicious lunch at Coffee Buzz Café followed by a game drive in Chobe National Park, with a chance to see a whole host of the park’s spectacular wildlife from both water and land.

Spend the night at a beautifully located campsite deep in the park; indulge in a bush dinner around the camp fire and enjoy a thrilling night’s sleep in your private tent as you listen to the stirring sounds of the African bush.

FISHING

In Kasane, the Chobe River forms the border between Botswana and Namibia and provides for some of the best tiger fishing opportunities in Africa.

Explore the river on a private boat with a local fishing guide as you try your luck at catching a mighty tiger, bream or barbel, whilst respecting the region’s catch-and-release policy.

SPA TREATMENTS

Indulge in a pampering session at the Kwa Maningi Spa, located in a converted boat by the river at Chobe Safari Lodge in Kasane town centre.

The Spa offers a range of beauty treatments including manicures, pedicures, facials and a range of massages to suit your needs.

GOLF

Enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Cresta Mowana Golf Course, picturesquely located along the Chobe River.

Hone your skills on their well-maintained 9-hole course under the watchful eye of the course’s resident warthogs.

CROSS BORDER ACTIVITIES

DAY TRIP TO VICTORIA FALLS

Located a mere one-hour drive away, a visit to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls is a must during your time in Chobe.

Including a return transfer from River View Lodge to Victoria Falls, enjoy an unguided tour of the falls, indulge in a spot of lunch and visit the local curio market in nearby Elephant Walk.

Make the most of your time in Chobe with a once-in-a-lifetime visit to one of the natural wonders of the world.

HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER VICTORIA FALLS

David Livingstone famously wrote on seeing the Victoria Falls for the first time in 1855 that “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” Little did he know that 150 years later he could have exactly that opportunity.

The best way to appreciate the true splendour of the Victoria Falls is to view them from the air. Known as the ‘Flight of Angels’, this spectacular 12-minute flight over the falls offers unrivalled views and photographic opportunities.

ADRENALINE ACTIVITIES AT BATOKA GORGE

From the Gorge Swing to the Flying Fox, to the longest Zip Line in the world, make your visit to Victoria Falls an even more memorable one with an adrenaline-filled activity over the spectacular Batoka Gorge.

IMPALILA ISLAND VILLAGE TOUR

Located directly across the Chobe River from River View Lodge, Impalila Island in Namibia straddles the intersection where four countries meet, namely Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Enjoy a 3-hour tour of one of the 25 small villages dotted across the island, learn about the cultural traditions of the island’s Subia and Tswana inhabitants, and climb the famous lookout baobab high above the Zambezi flood plain to behold the endless view over all four countries.

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