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Chobe River Boat Cruises

#1 of 16 Tours in Kasane Features Animals
Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana
+267 625 0336
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"fait accompli"

This is the first time I have ever given 1* on TripAdvisor. As soon as we boarded the boat we were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Great opportunity to explore the river in luxury

We were on.board the Chobe Princess under the splendid direction of Hildegarde who was very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jill M
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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Chobe Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana
+267 625 0336
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the first time I have ever given 1* on TripAdvisor. As soon as we boarded the boat we were handed Liability Waiver Forms (A4) to complete, which at this stage was a "fait accompli" as we felt if we didn't sign it we...More

Thank alilon56
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on.board the Chobe Princess under the splendid direction of Hildegarde who was very knowledgeable about the animals and the river and also helpful explaining the African culture. Boat houses eight to ten people, real personal service, great food, very comfortable cabins and interesting...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had two boat safaris in June, 2017, and as good as it was, I think it would be even better in a drier month. We had a great time, with lots of hippos, crocodiles, cape buffalo, impala, and of course, elephant. I even saw...More

Thank travelingeyedoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a sunset cruise and went on top of the boat. You can see the park and the animals from the water: elephants! crocodiles! kudu! hippo's!!! (we waited the whole trip for this, so now in the end we finally saw them!) Bufalo! We...More

Thank KristelM1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat is quite nice, but I should have read tripadvisor before I booked the "cruise". We just moved a few hours and than went back to where we started. We stayed overnight at the same place twice and made the same route by small...More

Thank globalplayer69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think that if you at Chobe you should enjoy a cruise down the river . Try and Pick the right operator for a few reasons : you don't want too big a boat as a bigger boat can't get to close to hippos crocodiles...More

2  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seating arrangements could have been better (best to enter & sit on right) but we got fantastic close-up views of elephants and hippos to name 2 animals AND a great sunset!

Thank JG_LGC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Serene and idyllic surroundings with somewhat close up encounters with hippos/elephants. No snacks/drinks included. Beautiful sunset at the end. Bring a jacket as it cools off quickly.

Thank Aydupreez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cruise up the Chobe from Kasane into the Chobe Game Reserve, offering a fantastic vantage point for photographers - a camera is most certainly a must. There is a bar on board (alcoholic and soft drinks), so it's worth taking a few Pula with...More

Thank 111Bev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chobe river cruise was a highlight of my trip to Kasane, Botswana. The ride was smooth and food and drink were provided. But most importantly, we saw amazing animals - hippos including baby ones, crocodiles, one of whom was enormous, beautiful birds. I highly...More

Thank rahelgershuni
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We are considering Chobe River Boat cruise sometime September 15 - October 15. What date in October might be too late in the year for a good view of animals?
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
We are planning a 13 day trip with gate 1 signature travel which includes 3 day river cruise on the Chobe River on the Zambezi queen. Has anyone done this trip or used Gate 1 travel for a trip to South AFRICA?
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