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

Accommodation in Chobe National Park

Elephant Valley Lodge

Elephant Valley Lodge is located in the wilderness of Botswana, in the Chobe Forest Reserve bordering Chobe National Park. The region is a nature and safari lover's paradise, with a rich variety of wildlife species housed in a stunning environment made up of swamps, grasslands, rivers and wetlands. This is one of the best places in the world to see…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Camp Linyanti, Chobe

The lovely Camp Linyanti is an authentic safari camp situated in a quiet and remote corner of Botswana's massive Chobe National Park. The camp is peaceful and tranquil, providing a haven in the heart of the wilderness. Its remote location makes it perfect for solitude-seekers. The camp consists of five rustic en-suite safari tents, each raised off the ground and…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Chobe Bush Lodge

Chobe Bush Lodge is situated on the outskirts of the town of Kasane directly on the border of Chobe National Park and within 150m from Chobe River. Right on our doorstep four African countries meet (Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia), Chobe Bush Lodge is therefore an excellent gateway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls and Caprivi. We are within close proximity…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Chobe National Park

Botswana Highlights Tour

Wide range of destinations, activities and experiences; Camping and accommodated options; Outstanding game-viewing; Professionally guided safari activities

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Duration: 16 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Where

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

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


Wildlife Ratings

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