Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, is home to some of Africa’s highest concentrations of game, with the region boasting the largest continuous African Elephant population on the continent, about 80 000 individuals at the last count.
The 12000 km² Chobe Park, taking its name from the river of the same name, covers an incredible diversity of ecosystems, ranging from arid plains and dry channels to fertile grasslands, dense woodland and watery swamps. Its diverse habitats support a high density and rich variety of animals and birds (over 500 species). It was Botswana’s first national park, established in 1967.
Apart from the large number of pachyderms, Chobe Park is also known for its excellent game viewing boat cruises along the Chobe River, which attracts plenty of animals and birds, and offers guests some of the best sunset views anywhere in Africa. In the southwestern area of Chobe lies the Savuti Marsh, hosting some of Africa’s highest year-round concentrations of wildlife, especially predators. Chobe’s Lions are world renowned for having learnt how to prey on African Elephants, occasionally even adults!
Winter (April to October) is the best time to go game viewing in Chobe Park as herds of Plains Zebra, African Buffalo, Giraffe and other antelope species gather at the water sources. It is also the best time to take some truly memorable wildlife photographs, another thing Chobe is famous for.
Chobe is conveniently located just outside of the small town of Kasane in northern Botswana and under two hours from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, making it one of Africa’s most accessible top national parks, either by road or air.
The huge inland Okavango Delta, also located in northern Botswana, is a top safari destination in Africa, although not a national park. This pristine delta offers a unique safari adventure and is often visited in combination with Chobe.
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