Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 9
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 8.5
Trees: 7

Lookout for

Puku
Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Sable Antelope
Roan Antelope
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon
Crocodile

Home to a population of over 80 000 elephants, Chobe is one of the best places on the planet to view these giant pachyderms in their natural environment. Great herds of buffalo hunted by large prides of lion, a notable zebra migration and the aqautic pods of hippo alongside sinister crocodiles make this a game viewing spectacle. The Chobe River is most popular for its boat-based game viewing and fishing for the predatory Tigerfish. There are a number of hotels and safari lodges on the periphery of the park and several bush camps and remote camping sites within the park. Self-drive and guided safaris take place in the park where one can get intimately acquainted with Africa's larger mammal species. Chobe is also situated close enough to Victoria Falls to do day trips and is well worth a visit for those heading in to the area. For those looking for a true wilderness experience, the Savuti and the Linyanti areas are phenomenal and host incredible concentrations of wildlife.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 11 700 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Kasane

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Camp Linyanti, Chobe Super Luxury Full Board
Camp Savuti, Chobe Super Luxury Full Board
Chobe Bush Lodge Middle Full Board
Chobe Marina Lodge Luxury Full Board
Chobe Safari Lodge Middle Full Board, Camping
Chobe Under Canvas Super Luxury Full Board
Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Super Luxury Full Board
Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe Super Luxury Full Board
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Super Luxury Full Board
Savute Safari Lodge Super Luxury Full Board
Savute Under Canvas Super Luxury Full Board
The Chobe Princess Riverboats Luxury Full Board
Zambezi Queen Houseboat Luxury Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Botswana Affordable Wild Camping Tour 9 days, 8 nights
Botswana Classic Camping Tour 7 nights, 8 days
Botswana Highlights Tour 16 days
Botswana Self-drive Safaris Middle 10-21 days
Okavango and Chobe Overland Tour 8 Days, 7 Nights

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Lion
Hippo


BRIDS
African Fish Eagle
Pels Fishing Owl
Carmine Bee Eater
Long-toed Plover
African Skimmer


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
African Marsh Terrapin


TREES
Sausage Tree
Baobab
Mopane


HABITAT TYPES
Riverine
Open Water
Savannah Woodland
Wetland
Open Grassland