Chobe National Park Botswana
(Very popular with our gusets & must be pre-booked!)
Two day one night Chobe National Park Overnight Safari. Price US$ 265-00 p/p
DEPARTURES ON TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
Day one: – 07:00hrs departure from Bovu Island for your 1 hour transfer to the Kazungula Zambia/Botswana border. Clear Immigration formalities and then guests are taken across the Zambezi River by a private power boat to Botswana. 08:30hrs Guests are met by their guide and are escorted through Immigration formalities. 09:00hrs Guests check in at Safari headquarters and pay for safari using either card or cash while having tea & coffee. 09:30hrs Guests board the safari boat and commence a 3-hour boat cruise into the Chobe National Park. The boat cruise ends at 12:30hrs where your safari guide will be waiting to join you for lunch, then heading off on a game drive into the Park, exploring the riverfront en route to your overnight setup safari camp. This is the best time to see Chobe’s large herbivores making their way down to the river to drink. Return to camp shortly after sunset for drinks around the camp fire and dinner. Accommodation is in dome safari tents with full bedding, toilets and showers are provided.
Day Two: – Guests are woken at dawn with water being poured into their basins and a friendly Botswana “Dumela” (good day). After a quick cup of tea or coffee and a light breakfast, you head off on an early morning game drive. This time of day is best for finding the big cats as they are still active at this time and the chances of seeing them are good. Around mid to late morning, guests return to camp for a delicious “bush brunch” and an opportunity to take a refreshing shower. After packing up, you then leave the camp on your last drive, to be dropped off at Kazungula to clear immigration formalities and cross the Zambezi River by speed boat. Once back on the Zambian side your driver will meet you for the return transfer to Jungle Junction’s Bovu Island.
Note, we also arrange the 1 full day safari for US$ 140-00 p/p any day of the week if you are short on time.
Dave Lewis is a very experienced bush guide who runs his own personalised safaris from Livingstone. He has had many years of guiding, both in the African bush and Australian outback. Dave takes small groups of clients into the Kafue and Liuwa Plains National Parks. These parks are what the ‘Old Africa’ used to be like whilst on a safari and you will probably not see another tourist while exploring these vast areas of untouched bush. He uses comfortable open game viewing vehicles for his clients, together with a supply vehicle with his staff that goes ahead to set up the nightly tented camps. His knowledge of the wildlife, bird life, insects & plants coupled with his dry sense of humour brings back a bygone-era feel to his safaris.
Dave’s mobile camps are not the type where clients are bundled into a minibus and have to put up their own little tents every evening. Far from it. He has a 4×4 vehicle that travels ahead of you with his staff to set up your mobile safari camp. That comes with walk in tents including beds and linen, portable showers, dining table with chairs and the all important chef with his mobile bush kitchen.
Evenings sitting around the campfire, a whisky or beer in hand and the sounds of the African night with Dave, will be filled with information about Zambian politics, history, the economy and of course, stories about encounters with dangerous big game plus enlightening facts of his time in the Australian Outback.
His safaris into Kafue and Liuwa are run during the dry season (May-Nov) due to the fact that when the rains set in, the roads become impassable due to mud.
During the rainy season Dave takes clients for 3 hour morning or evening game drives is the small Mosi-0a-Tunya game park next to the Victoria Falls.
All of his safaris are very affordably priced and always include all park entrance fees, all your meals and accommodation.
From as little as U$460 per person for a short 3 day 2 night Kafue safari through to his big nine day eight night Kafue and Liuwa Plains expedition, encompassing a round trip of 1,500kms for U$1500 per person, his clients always return with memorable stories after a great adventure into the heart of Zambia.
Kafue National Park is the largest national park in Zambia, covering an area of about 22,400 km² (similar in size to Wales or Massachusetts). It is the second largest park in Africa and is home to over 55 different species of mammals, including buffalo, elephant, cheetah, cape hunting dogs, serval, leopard and lion. The total bird species for the park is 733.
Liuwa Plain National Park is approximately 3,600-square-kilometres. The park’s grasslands support a variety of large mammals, including tens of thousands of blue wildebeest and zebra, whose annual migration is Africa’s second largest after the Serengeti in East Africa. Frequently sighted large predators include cheetah, spotted hyena, and lion. The total bird species for the park is 334.
If you would like to go on one of Dave Lewis’s personalised safaris, ask Brett firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance and he will pass on Dave’s personal contact details to you with pleasure.