Chobe National Park

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Year-round heavyweight game viewing

A Chobe safari is about one thing: big game. Home to some of Africa’s greatest populations of elephant, buffalo and lion, the Chobe National Park invariably lies at the heart of a Botswana safari.

There are two destinations to visit in the park: the Chobe River and the Savuti region. The Chobe River is noted for its huge dry-season concentrations of elephant and buffalo; Savuti (also spelled Savute) is famous for its big cats and spotted hyenas as well as year-round heavyweight game viewing. Combining easily with the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta, a Chobe Safari can also be finished in style at Victoria Falls – just a short drive across the border from the Chobe River. Choose from the Zambian or Zimbabwean side.

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THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN CHOBE

1. Go on a Game Drive

Morning & afternoon game drives with expert guides bring the drama of Chobe straight to you: the raised & open-sided vehicles are ideal for photography & you’ll enjoy drinks & snacks too.

2. Cruise the River

An all-year wildlife haven, the Chobe River attracts thousands of elephants & buffalo in Botswana’s dry season. Riverside lodges offer sunset river cruises & game viewing by small motor boat.

3. Track Big Cats & Wild Dogs

Game-rich Chobe is a predator’s paradise & home to healthy populations of lion, cheetah & leopard; it’s also a great place to search for the highly endangered wild dog.

4. Bring the Birding Binoculars

With around 500 bird species, the Chobe Park is an epic bird watching destination, especially in summer when migrants arrive. The Savuti & Chobe River areas are Chobe’s birding hotspots.

5. Take a Table for Two

Many of Chobe’s lodges are as famous for their romantic ambience as they are for their game viewing; intimate camps, luxurious honeymoon suites & plenty of private pampering.

6. Catch-and-Release Fishing

A few select lodges offer catch-and-release fishing in the Chobe River. If you’d like to spend an afternoon casting for bream or wrestling a toothy tiger fish, then come fishing in Botswana.

7. View Rock Art

Indigenous Khoisan hunters left their mark on the landscape: head for Chobe’s Ghoha Hills for well-preserved examples of ancient rock art, bought to life by local guides.

8. Visit Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls is only a 2-hour drive from the Chobe River. Pop across the border to either Zambia or Zimbabwe to see the thundering world wonder up close & personal.

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