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Chobe National Park

Botswana

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CHOBE NATIONAL PARK SAFARI HOLIDAYS

Overview

Botswana’s Chobe National Park is a natural wonder and home to massive concentrations of game. Named after the Chobe River which is the park’s northern boundary, the Chobe is famous for its huge elephant herds, with numbers estimated to be over 80,000 during the dry season.

 

Chobe National Park sprawls along Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and is conveniently located within one hour’s drive from Victoria Falls. Visitors to Chobe will be amazed by the immense diversity of habitats and wildlife. This region of Africa is a classic big game country, with abundant herds of large-sized animals as well as uniquely large lion prides.

 

Additionally, the Chobe offers visitors some of the best river safaris in Africa. The Chobe riverfront in the north-eastern region of the park boasts the majority of big lodges – here river safaris are very popular and are also at their best. The diversity and volume of the game you can see makes this one of our favourite safari parks in the country. For a first-time visitor to Africa, or for people who love the idea of viewing animals up close in their natural habitat, this park ticks all the boxes.

HOME TO MASSIVE CONCENTRATIONS OF WILDLIFE

MOST FAMOUS FOR ITS SPECTACULAR ELEPHANT HERDS

LION PRIDES AND HUGE BUFFALO HERDS ARE PROLIFIC

WELL KNOWN FOR EXCELLENT BOATING SAFARIS

Activities

Game driving and river cruises are very popular activities in the Chobe. However, due to it being a National Park walking safaris or night safaris are not permitted. There are camps which are located outside the National Park area which do have these activities on their private concessions. Our experienced team can point you in the right direction if you are looking for these experiences.

Time of year to travel

Chobe is classified as a classic dry-season reserve with the physical size of the game progressively increasing the later in the year you visit. June through to October is best, particularly due to the huge elephant migration which occurs in the park throughout this period. We would also argue that the Chobe should be considered as a great year-round safari destination due to its diversity and resident wildlife populations.

Amazing Places To Stay

Lodges and Accommodation

Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge provides guests with an unmatched opportunity to enjoy Africa in a traditional safari setting. The lodge is positioned under mahogany trees and overlooks Caprivi floodplains, sprawling grasslands and the Chobe River, and is presented extremely well.

Pangolin Chobe Hotel

The Pangolin Chobe Hotel is the newest addition in hotel accommodation and is unlike any other in Kasane. Situated on top of a hill this hotel overlooks the Chobe River and offers a clean, spacious and minimalistic design with a simplistic industrial style decor.

Nogatsaa Pans Lodge

Cleverly designed with an eco-conscious focus and overlooking the Kwikamba pan this solar powered safari lodge blends extremely well into its natural environment and is located next to the largest freshwater pan in the region.

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Overlooking the stunning Chobe River and its never-ending floodplains, the Ngoma Safari Lodge blends flawlessly with its surroundings. Located within the Western side of Chobe National Park this secluded lodge sits in Botswana’s most prolific wildlife region and promises a rewarding and intimate safari experience away from the busier Eastern side of the park.

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Chobe Safari Lodge

Located on the edge of the Chobe River this lodge is in close proximity to both the major airports, Victoria Falls and Livingstone as well as the smaller Kasane Airport. Chobe Safari Lodge has a semi-resort feel and is a popular camp featuring 81 rooms ranging from luxury safari room to standard with even camping facilities are available.

Our top tip

The Chobe links very well with Savute, Linyanti and the Okavango Delta. Chobe is located in-between Victoria Falls and the Okavango, so it makes logical sense to visit Chobe for a few nights. It is great value for money and ticks all the wildlife boxes. And remember – You won’t find a better region for seeing big game in such large numbers from the water!

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