The budget houseboat safari experience. Sleep on top of the roof while staying at the shores of the Chobe River. During the day you sail on the river while enjoying the beautiful nature. Available as self catering or fully catered.
The pick-up (15H00) and drop-off (9H00) for this itinerary is at Kasane Immigration in Botswana. The safari boats travel up the Chobe for 30km, camping at night at a site overlooking the Chobe National Park.
Here you can enjoy the abundance of wildlife that makes this area famous. Being on the river gives a new dimension to game viewing – the animals showing an almost fearless disdain for a floating object – which allows you to come closer to a large variety of game including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, sable antelope, hippo and crocodile and many other species of buck. Numerous bird species also add to nature’s unending display. Angling opportunities for this itinerary are limited.
OPTION: Two nights minimum, camping on the safari boat/s. *Recommended 4 people maximum per safari boat for more than two nights
The safari boat will depart from our lodge just outside Katima Mulilo (Namibia) to enjoy the spectacular views along the Zambezi River, returning back to the lodge at the end of the trip. Travelling up to 60km downstream this itinerary offers ample birding and angling opportunities. On the Zambezi River game viewing is limited to hippos and crocodiles, possibly viewing the occasional elephant along the riverbanks during July to October.
OPTION 1: One night accommodated at the lodge, two nights camping on the safari boat/s.
OPTION 2: Two nights camping on the safari boat/s.
One night minimum on safari boat/s. Recommended maximum 4 people per safari boat for more than two nights.
Departing from the lodge just outside Katima Mulilo (Namibia) (approximately 10h00), the safari boats travel 80km down the Zambezi River to set up camp for the night on a secluded sandbank. The next morning the boats continue down the Zambezi River, travel through the Kasaii Channel that connects the Zambezi and Chobe River, entering the magical waters of the Chobe River at Impalila Island. The boats then continue upstream traveling 30km up the Chobe River camping for two nights overlooking the Chobe National Park. On the last day the boats travel to Kasane where you are dropped off at Kasane Immigration in Botswana (9h00). This itinerary offers an excellent combination for angling, birding and game viewing.
OPTION 1: Five nights – one night accommodated at the lodge, three nights camping on the safari boat/s, one night accommodated at the lodge
OPTION 2: Four nights – one night accommodated at the lodge, three nights camping on the safari boat
OPTION 3: Three nights camping on the houseboat
* Three nights minimum on safari boat/s Recommended four people maximum per safari boat