Having said goodbye to all at Ngala you will travel back to Johannesburg to catch a flight to Kasane in Botswana. The flight will take an hour and 45 minutes and after the normal customs and immigration, the trip to Bakwana lodge is only a few kilometres away.
Kasane is in the north east of Botswana near the borders of Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and is the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Kasane also is a short drive to Victoria Falls or Livingstone, so is a great jumping off place for the region. The daytime temperature will be around 29 degrees today with no chance of rain. It will feel a bit cold at night with the barometer dropping to 10 or 11 degrees.
Again, you will be looked after by wonderful staff who will see to you every need during your three-night stay. The main areas of the lodge are all open sided with overhanging thatched roofs. While relaxing in these areas you have uninterrupted views of the Chobe River.
After lunch you will go out on the first of your planned activities and this will be an afternoon river cruise. The Chobe National Park is home to large herds of elephants, buffalos and hippos. Other possible sightings may include lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra and all the different antelopes. From your vantage point on the river you get wonderful sightings of the animals coming down to drink. There is no better way to see these animals than from a small boat.
The sun will set at 17:53 today and while the park rules state that all boats must be off the water by sunset, you will get the initial stages of the sun setting down over the water. It is quite beautiful.
Dinner will be outdoors and you will be serenaded by the night creatures as you watch the stars make their appearance in the dark African skies.
You will have early start tomorrow morning for your first game drive in the Chobe National Park.
Bakwana – is Setswana for “people of the Crocodile”