Zambezi Chobe Boat Safari

Three days, three African countries, two major rivers and a Community Conservancy.

Experience the excitement of a boating safari along the mighty Zambezi River with each twist and turn in the river luring you ever onward! The Zambezi Chobe Boat Safari is a three-day safari adventure starting with a boat journey along the Zambezi River from Katima Mulilo in Namibia to the 180 000 ha Simalaha Community Conservancy situated on the northern banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia. The Conservancy is fundamental to re-establishing wildlife populations and their migration routes between Chobe National Park in Botswana to Kafue National Park in Zambia, an important component of the Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area.

Guests are welcomed to a tented camp nestled under large trees growing on the verge of the expansive Simalaha Floodplain, which is seeing healthy increases in game, such as wildebeest, zebra, puku and red lechwe. Activities include game walks and drives, birding and fishing trips as well as getting to know some cultural practices of the local Barotse people, as well as cultural heritage sites such as David Livingstone’s crossing point over the Zambezi, the site of the first church service held by Livingstone and the history of the Mwandi Mission are on offer. A visit to the local village of Mwandi is highly recommended for its bustling market in the main street. Mwandi is home to the Barotse Royal Establishment and Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta IV.

On the final day, guests depart Simalaha for Kasane, continuing their journey along the Zambezi River and then meandering along the Kasaya Channel and the banks of Impalila Island before finally reaching the Chobe River and docking at Kasane.