Elephant Sands, Nata – Kasane, Botswana
We head toward the northern corner of Botswana today towards the town of Kasane – the gateway to Chobe National Park. Famous for being the third biggest park in its country and is the most eclectic in terms of the animals it is home to, which includes the famous America Fish Eagle. Today we embark on a ‘Fish Eagle’ game viewing cruise along the Chobe River, giving us a fantastic chance to witness hippo, elephant and buffalo heading to the river’s edge to bathe and drink. The Chobe River, which runs along the north-east border of the park, is a major watering spot for big, breeding herds of elephants as well as families of giraffe, sable and cape buffalo. The puku antelope can only be seen in one place in Botswana, the flood plains – thus giving you a chance to spot these fascinating animals. Birdlife also thrives here, and during flooding, spoonbills, ibis, various species of stork, duck and other waterfowl flock to this area.
Trip Highlights: Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Afternoon Game Cruise
Accommodation: Thebe River Lodge – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-270 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5 hours