Houseboat Experience | Classic Chobe Safari and Houseboat Safari Package

This 5 day Classic Fly-in Chobe safari and Houseboat Experience provides a Botswana getaway with a difference. The classic safari combines with a houseboat adventure for a unique Botswana holiday experience.
Includes flights ex/to Johannesburg.

Accommodation: Classic lodge and luxury boat accommodation with en-suite facilities

Activities: Game drives, boat cruises, birding and fishing, excursions

Destinations: Chobe River, Chobe National Park (Botswana) and Chobe Namibia (Caprivi Strip)

Seasonal: The best time is between May and October, during the dry season

Classic Fly-in Chobe and Houseboat Experience

The Chobe Houseboat Safari Package puts a new perspective on the African safari in one of Botswana's greatest wildlife sanctuaries. The traditional safari combines with something new and unique in the houseboat experience, to provide a truly memorable safari holiday.

The Chobe River is renowned for its prolific wildlife, and in particular the concentration of Elephants during the dry season, and this safari package ensures the best opportunity to experience the bounty.

You'll enjoy the comfort of a traditional safari lodge and a luxury houseboat, which allows for an overall appreciation of the wildlife experience of the Chobe River, where animals can be viewed from land as well as water.

Day 1: Johannesburg - Kasane - ChobeView Lodge

A Hippo at sunset in the Chobe River.Today you will arrive in Kasane in the north eastern corner of Botswana on a flight from Johannesburg. You will be met and transferred to your safari lodge on the Chobe River on the border of the National Park. You can relax looking out over the river before the afternoon game drive or boat cruise to experience the prolific wildlife of the region. Dinner is served to the sounds of the nocturnal aquatic creatures of Chobe.

Day 2: ChobeView Lodge

See wildlife on a game drive in Chobe National Park.An early wake-up call signals a new day of adventure and fascinating sights as you explore the Chobe National Park on game drives and boat cruises, enjoying the wildlife sightings and explanations from your knowledgeable guides. The Chobe River is a haven for wildlife, especially during the dry season when great herds concentrate along the water.

After the morning activity there will be a choice of things to do including fishing and visiting a village to learn about the culture of the area. The afternoon activity can be rounded off with a sundowner on the river, affording one of the most inspirational moments in Africa.

Day 3: Chobe - Chobe Caprivi

Chobe River houseboat.There may be time for a morning activity before clearing immigration in Botswana and heading across to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. You'll be taken to your Chobe houseboat where you will spend the next 3 nights experiencing a new and unique African Safari.

The days are about relaxation coupled with the excitement of being in a true African wilderness. The houseboat provides for your every need and activities include bird watching, fishing, game viewing or simply relaxing on the deck looking out over the river.

Day 4: Chobe Caprivi

Chobe river boat safari excursions to see Elephant.There will be a choice of activities to while away the time, from simply relaxing on the deck of the houseboat to a morning trip to view the Victoria Falls, or a game drive in the Chobe National Park. The guides on the boat are happy to share their vast knowledge and experience with you, and take you out on activities of your choice. They know the area intimately, having crossed every channel and floodplain, and gladly share their passion with you.Being on a houseboat on one of the most famous rivers of Africa is truly a unique experience that cannot be had anywhere else, and this Chobe Houseboat Experience Safari Package is set up to make the most of this truly unique African Safari.

Day 5: Chobe Caprivi - Kasane - Johannesburg

Dinning area on board your Chobe River houseboat.This is the final day of your Botswana Safari. Today you will leave the houseboat and head back across into Botswana via the immigration in Kasane. You will then be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport after a truly memorable African safari experience.

Rates & Prices

This is a 5 day Fly-in package for 2 guests sharing in en-suite accommodation, all inclusive of meals and scheduled activities, flights ex/to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport with set departure days on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in the late morning to Kasane and return flight to Johannesburg in the afternoon.

This Botswana package can also be combined with a stay at Livingstone (Zambia) or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) at the end, or a fly-in package to the Okavango Delta. Rates may vary depending on the season and daily currency exchange rate.


  • Return flight Johannesburg per scheduled departure
  • Road transfer ex/to Kasane Airport and Kasane immigration (Botswana - Namibia)
  • Boat transfer to the houseboat
  • 2 night's in en-suite accommodation in Chobe
  • Fully inclusive 3 meals per day, 3 activities per day and park fees
  • 2 night's in an en-suite cabin on the houseboat on a full-board basis
  • All house wines, beers, soft drinks and mineral waters
  • All activities - fishing, game viewing by boat and birding
  • All equipment for fishing, roads lures and a boat
  • Park fees
  • Government levies and VAT Botswana and Namibia

Not included:

  • Flight tax and departure tax
  • Any gratuities or personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Premium brands (cognacs, champagne, fine wine and spirits)
  • Voluntary Community Development Levy of ZAR40.00 per person/ per stay
  • Lost rapalas and lures during your stay on the houseboat
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)

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