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We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
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Unforgettable Chobe National Park Safari with Southern Circle

Vic Falls and Chobe safari

5-Day Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Safari

The Vic Falls and Chobe safari package includes 2 nights at the Elephant Hills Resort Hotel in the Victoria Falls village and tours and cruises around the area. The following 2 nights are at the Chobe Safari Lodge with open vehicle and boat safaris in Chobe National Park. This is a great combination of  Victoria Falls followed by a wildlife safari. Moreover, area are amongst the greatest wildlife reserves in Africa and the world! We can also offer you a package just into Chobe if so desired, please contact us. The Itinerary DAY 1. Johannesburg – Victoria Falls (Vic Falls and Chobe Safari) The Vic Falls and Chobe safari departs from Johannesburg. Fly from the O R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon embark on a 2-hour Sundowner Cruise including finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks available on the Zambezi River. The cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino and an abundance for birdlife. Overnight at the A’Zambezi River Lodge. DAY 2. Vic Falls The Victoria Falls is 150 million years old! A truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, sounds, the smell, the  feeling that this may indeed be nature’s supreme masterpiece. Nothing prepares one for your first sight of it. On this guided tour, you will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the area themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. We return to the hotel later or you can do our own exploring. Early evening you are transferred to the Boma Place of

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Okavango Delta

7-Day Vic Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta Safari

Vic Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta Combination This tour incorporates the ultimate wildlife and scenic experience in southern Africa! Firstly, the package covers two nights at Vic Falls, followed by two nights in Chobe National Park and two nights in Okavango Delta! Note: You can add days to any part of this tour, just mention it in the comments box when you ask for info or book your tour. DAY_1. Johannesburg – Vic Falls (Vic Falls, Chobe, and Okavango Delta) We start this 7-day Vic Falls, Chobe, and Okavango Delta Safari with the famous Vic Falls.  After a relatively short flight from Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport, you are welcomed at the Vic Falls Airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the area. Early evening, transfer to the Boma Place of Eating… This is not just another ethnic restaurant but a unique cultural experience. You will be greeted in local languages and invited to take part in a hand washing ceremony.  Afterwards, a sampling of traditional beer and snacks before dinner is served. Excellent cuisine, including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes are on offer. The meal is accompanied by entertainment from traditional dancers, the storyteller and a local witch-doctor for some fortune-telling. After dinner, the Sangoma tells tales of the country’s folklore, culture and heritage. The highlight of the evening is the interactive drumming and dancing, so come prepared to participate.  Overnight at the A’Zambezi River Lodge. DAY_2. Vic Falls The Vic Falls is in its 150 millionths fantastic year, truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell, the humbling feeling that this may indeed be nature’s supreme masterpiece. Nothing prepares one for your first sight of the white water and spray! On

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With Southern Circle Tours & Safaris, you will experience the best Chobe National Park Tours at an affordable cost. A Chobe safari should be at the top of your list if you want a true African experience. We have affordable Botswana holidays from Johannesburg and look forward to taking you on a Chobe safari travel experience.

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Find out more about an extraordinary Chobe National Park Safari below:

Enjoy a Chobe National Park Safari at Botswana’s Most Famous Wildlife Park

Of all the national parks in Botswana, Chobe is a name synonymous with exciting wildlife sightings. It is the place to enjoy an authentic African safari and guests frequent this national park in the hopes of seeing the animals that have made it famous.

A Chobe National Park Safari tour from Victoria Falls is one of the more popular options for guests travelling through Southern Africa.

Chobe National Park takes its name from the Chobe River which forms a protective northern boundary for the 11 700 km of pristine parkland. Within the park’s confines, explorers will find lush vegetation fed by the water of the floodplains and marshlands, along with herds of game that have given the park its legendary status.
Chobe National Park Safari tours offer a variety of ways to see wildlife. Trips in comfortable safari vehicles combined with boat rides down the Chobe River gives guests a unique perspective that they won’t experience elsewhere.

The History of Chobe National Park

The park was founded in 1967, but its history goes further back than that. The first people to live in the area were the San Bushmen. The particular tribe living in the Chobe vicinity were called the Basarwa, and they lived a straightforward but nomadic lifestyle. Many of their rock paintings can still be seen adorning the rocky hills of the park. In the early part of the twentieth century, they were joined by the Basubia and Sekgone tribes.
By the time the 1930s rolled around, the then commissioner of Bechuanaland, the name Botswana had while under colonial rule, visited the area around the Chobe River and laid down a proposal to proclaim the whole area as a wildlife reserve. He was following the example set by South Africa when the Kruger National Park was proclaimed a wildlife sanctuary to protect animals from hunting and promote conservation. By 1932, an initial 24 000 square kilometres of land was set aside for conservation and strictly prohibited hunting.
Although the land had been preserved, it had not yet been proclaimed a national park. 1943 brought about a plague of tsetse flies, which forced the national park to be further delayed. It was only 10 years later, in 1953, that the land could be considered for “national preservation” status once more. In 1960, the Chobe Game Reserve was officially christened and in 1967, it became a national park.
One of the big obstacles facing the park in the early years after it proclaimed that there were already several industrial settlements in the area. The timber industry, in particular, had many investments in the Chobe region. Slowly but surely, each of the industries was removed from the park, and by 1975, the park was free from industry although guests can still see the traces of this past while visiting the Serondela area.

An Abundance of Animals

The park is situated in the North of Botswana, and it is but a short distance away from the iconic Okavango Delta. Home to Africa’s biggest elephant population and with an abundance of Cape buffalo, Chobe is the place to go on safari in Botswana. For many months of the year, the park is dry, and guests will see huge herds of elephant and buffalo attempting to find food on the barren grasslands.
An estimated 12 000 elephants live here, and they are often seen frolicking in the waters of the Chobe River, living a life free from danger. The river is also home to a massive hippo population and crocodiles are often spotted. For those hoping to capture rare birds on film, Chobe offers some of the best opportunities to do so.
Lion, leopard and all kinds of antelope also inhabit the park and are frequently spotted.

Chobe National Park Safari tours are available as inclusive travel packages, many designed to accommodate various budgets. Be sure to have a look at our selection of tours when planning your Chobe safari.

Things to do in Chobe

Although it is a wildlife reserve, there is so much more to do here than go on safari. When travelling in Chobe, regardless of the style you choose, you will experience an unforgettable trip that will give you a real taste of Africa.
Here are some of the things to do in Chobe:

  1. Boat Cruise

One of the many perks of visiting Botswana is that you can experience a boat cruise through some of the most beautiful parts of Southern Africa. Sunset cruises on the Chobe River offer the perfect opportunity to sit back with a drink and watch the wildlife and birds come to the river. This also happens to be one of the best times to capture stunning photographs.

  1. Fishing

There are not many National Parks in which you can sink your fishing hook, but Chobe happens to be the one place where you can. Chobe River has an abundance of fish, and it has over the years become a popular fishing destination. Some tour operators and lodges offer fishing as part of their travel package, make sure that you select yours accordingly if you wish you try your hand at catching a Tigerfish or two!

  1. Bush Walks

Seeing animals from a safari vehicle or a boat is one thing, but getting up close to one on a bushwalk is another experience altogether. Bush walks are done in the company of an armed guide, which means you’ll not only be safe, but you will also enjoy a truly educational experience. Learn all about tracking animals, the habitats they live in and other interesting facts all along the way.

Chobe National Park is a symbol of Botswana’s proud heritage, and it is a must-visit attraction when you find yourself visiting Botswana. We offer a selection of Chobe National Park Safari tour packages. Please browse through our online catalogue and book your trip today.