Chobe National Park

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usually part of a larger itinerary

A Chobe safari is usually part of a larger itinerary in Botswana. The Chobe National Park lies close to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve; together the three destinations make for a wonderfully diverse and rewarding safari. Slightly further afield lie Botswana’s Kalahari reserves, offering a dramatic contrast to the Chobe Park’s more watered landscapes. Victoria Falls is just across the border from the Chobe River, and short-flight connections to South Africa mean you can easily add on Cape Town or the Kruger.

Cape Town

Africa’s favourite city is home to Table Mountain, Robben Island, Boulders Beach penguin colony and Cape Point. Elegant wine estates lie just out of town and there’s shark-cage diving and whale watching. In summer you’ll enjoy beach weather and festivals too. Fly direct from Maun, Botswana’s travel hub, or travel via Johannesburg.

Okavango Delta/Moremi

Whether you go overland camping or fly-in accommodated, you’ll have the chance to combine Chobe with the teeming wetlands of the Okavango Delta. We recommend a camp in the deep delta for water-based activities plus a land-based one in Moremi Game Reserve or adjoining private reserve for game drives.

Victoria Falls

The Smoke that Thunders lies less than 100 kilometres from the Chobe River. You can visit Victoria Falls on a day trip from your Chobe River lodge but it’s easy to add one or two nights there onto your Chobe safari. Victoria Falls has accommodation for every kind of traveller and Africa’s widest range of adventure and safari activities.

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Top Experiences

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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