Botswana - Chobe National Park

Botswana’s Chobe National Park is an expansive, varied and unmissable treasure.

Best known for its enormous elephants, which roam the grasslands in herds of hundreds, the park is also one of Africa’s greatest destinations for wildlife watching.

Drawn to the area by the wetlands of the Chobe River, the concentration of game is one of the densest on the continent and is especially vibrant during the dry season from April through October.

The sheer diversity of mammals that congregate around the river will impress those who approach by four wheels, but travellers keen on getting even closer to the wildlife should take a boat up the river. Adventurers looking for a more authentic experience will be keen to take to the water in a mokoro, Botswana’s traditional canoe, so they can glide past the buffalos, hippos and giraffes refreshing on the banks.

The scale of the Chobe National Park means it’s an expanse of contrasts. Travellers that head south to Savuti will feel like they’re on the most African of sarafis with the landscape recast as dusty terrain, torched grass and terrific orange sunsets.

Here, the plains become the prowling grounds of the big cats with lions, cheetahs and leopards all on the hunt for migrating zebras, wildebeest and impala. Botswana has riches for all.

A luxurious riverside retreat located in the heart of the bush, with the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit.
This delightful lodge overlooking the Chobe River and Caprivi Floodplains is the only permanent game lodge within the Chobe National Park.
Muchenje is an intimate, privately owned lodge situated at the western boundaries of the famous Chobe National Park. The lodge has stunning panoramic views overlooking the Chobe River and floodplains.
Perched on the edge of a valley, the view of the Chobe River and the open floodplains from the your private room and plunge pool is unrivalled in the area.
The Zambezi Queen is a boutique floating hotel offering unsurpassed elegance and luxurious comfort. You can enjoy a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday while still being surrounded by luxury.
Situated in Kasane directly on the border of Chobe National Park and within 150m of Chobe River. Right on the doorstep of four African countries (Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia), Chobe Bush Lodge is an excellent gateway location to Chobe, Vic...
The camp is situated along a route that elephants use as they wander from Zimbabwe to Namibia through Botswana.
This intimate safari lodge combining modern and African décor, is located in an area known for its population of bull elephants.
Chobe Bakwena Lodge is an eco-luxury retreat on the banks of the Chobe River, near the village of Kazangula. Bakwena, meaning 'people of the crocodile', are the largest tribe in Botswana.
Located high on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River is the delightful Chobe Elephant Camp.
A large, international style lodge on the border of Chobe National Park.
At Kubu Lodge, named after the Setswana word for hippo,you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome, in true Botswana style.


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Chobe National Park

2 Nights

A safari on the banks of the Chobe River, with a choice of two fantastic lodges.


Desert & Delta - Northern Parks

10 Nights

This superb ten-night safari takes you on a journey of discovery of Botswana's northern highlights - Chobe National Park, Savute, Moremi Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pans, and includes the magnificent Victoria Falls.

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