Chobe National Park
Total Area: 11,700 sq km
Largest animal population: Elephant
Best time to visit: May to November
Situated in northern Botswana, the Chobe National Park is a popular destination for safari lovers visiting Livingstone, Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta. Most famous for the massive herds of elephant and buffalo that can be found here, the park borders the vast Chobe River to the north, and the Linyanti and Savute marshes to the south-west, which combined with the Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta, create a wide game corridor for natural animal migrations throughout northern Botswana. Chobe is host to over 560 different bird species making it a popular destination for birders and game enthusiasts alike. Wildlife includes many antelope species including the rare roan and sable, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, warthogs and many other mammal species, vervet monkeys, as well as the dominant predators’ lion and leopard. The riverfront is a popular place to spot buffalo, hippo and crocodiles.
Spend the evening at a waterhole
Wildlife gathers at the banks of the Chobe River during sunset as the temperature drops. Enjoy a cruise down the river and spot herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe and more as you enjoy the beautiful sunset.
National Park Highlights
Bird watching safari
Chobe National Park has a large diversity of plant species attracting flocks of birds to the region every month. Spot raptors like the African Hawk-Eagle, Shikra and the Gabar Goshawk. If you’re lucky you will be able to encounter rare bird species like the Cuckoo hawk or the Slaty Egret.
Game Drive with local ranger
Game drives are the best way to spot wildlife throughout Etosha National Park. Experience the wildlife in a 4×4 safari vehicle with open sides allowing for uninterrupted views. A professional guide will lead you through the park.
Example tours visiting
Off the beaten track
An alternative accommodation type for your visit, the houseboats are on the Chobe River, but moor at night. Relish in the endless stargazing opportunities with the soft sounds of the wilderness surrounding you.
Mobile Safari Camping
Stay far from the lodges and close to the wildlife as you venture out on a mobile safari into the wilderness of Botswana. Enjoy the flexibility of moving throughout the wilderness with your local guide.
Head down the world-famous Chobe River and try your hand at locating and catching the African Tiger Fish or one of the many other species.