Chobe National Park
Botswana’s Chobe National Park is a well renowned safari destination that offers a wildlife experience all year round. Large concentrations of wildlife use the Chobe River as a permanent source of water throughout the year. Chobe is famous for its large numbers of wildlife boasting the largest elephant population on earth with numbers estimated to be as high 80,000 during the dry season. Buffalo and other plains game are also prolific keeping predator numbers healthy. Large prides of lion can be seen throughout the park all year round and leopards are often seen during the day.
The Chobe River offers fantastic boating activities with large numbers of wildlife seen on Sedudu Island and the rivers shoreline, this makes for incredible photographic opportunities. Kasane, the adjacent town is located just outside the park on the banks of the Chobe River it is only an hours drive from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Both locations have international airports making access easy linking these destinations with major airports in Southern and East Africa. The Kazangula border post is worth mentioning as it is the only place on earth where 4 countries meet, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe all join at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.
In the southern end of the park is the Savute Channel which is a wildlife haven in its own right. This adds a great dimension to the park and one does not have to travel to far to get a change of scenery and a different safari experience. The Chobe is a very popular destination which can be busy during the peak periods.