Located in the far northeast corner of Botswana, Chobe National Park is blessed with some of the most abundant wildlife in Africa. The second biggest national park in Botswana, Chobe National Park offers a wide range of accommodation options ranging from budget-friendly family options to luxurious lodges and camps. Chobe is also great to combine with a visit to Victoria Falls and the nearby Okavango Delta, which are both easily accessible from there.
Although Chobe is great all year round, it’s best to avoid the wet season that runs from February through to April. Either side of that offers fantastic game viewing opportunities that are amongst the best in the world. Famed for having the largest concentration of African elephants in Africa – estimated to be around 30 000 animals – Chobe National Park is the best place to witness these majestic animals.
The rest of the Big Five also call the park home and large prides of lion have been known to hunt elephants at the peak of the dry season. The annual zebra migration also passes through Chobe National Park – truly an amazing sight.
Chobe is divided into several sub regions, all offering something different. The Chobe region near Kasane is downstream of the Chobe River, and is the most popular and most accessible. For this reason, the area boasts some of Botswana’s best lodges. With the Chobe river is at it’s widest here, the area is a mix of forests, floodplains and sand ridges. Upstream of Kasane are the Savuti and Linyanti regions, which are less accessible, more secluded swamplands. Savuti is particularly abundant in game during the summer months when massive herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate there from drier regions.
Whether as a standalone destination or as part of a combined tour to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls or the Makgadigadi Salt Pans, Chobe provides the unmistakable feeling of enchantment that only untouched Africa can. With incredible sunsets that bathe the Chobe River in warm hues, almost unrivalled game viewing and some of the best lodges in Africa, Chobe National Park is the jewel in Botswana’s crown.