Chobe National Park

best for its elephants, the ones that roam Chobe are thought to be amongst the largest in Africa

 

 

Founded in 1967, today the Chobe National Park is blessed with one of the largest concentrations of game across the continent. Known best for its elephants, the ones that roam Chobe are thought to be amongst the largest in Africa.

The Chobe National Park is a huge expanse of wilderness stretching from Botswana’s northern border with Namibia right down to the Okavango Delta. The variety of landscape within the park is a wonder to behold, with verdant floodplains giving way to open grassland and riverine woodland.

The Savuti Marsh in the south of the park offers something entirely different. Carpeted in sweeping savannah, the marsh is fed by the irregular Savuti Channel which will inexplicably dry up and leave behind lines of dead trees.

This diversity of landscape is reflected in the variety of wildlife that call Chobe home. Wildebeest, giraffe, impala, kudu, waterbuck and great buffalo herds graze on the grasslands and attract a host of predators, including leopard, wild dog and large lion prides. The rare sable antelope is also known to wander the park. As you explore look out for bee-eaters flitting between trees and fish eagles soaring above.   

The park’s most famous inhabitants are its elephants, and with over 40,000 of them you are virtually guaranteed a sighting. During the dry season thousands of elephants assemble on the banks of the Chobe River producing spectacular photo opportunities.

If you yearn for a real wildlife adventure in a breath-taking landscape, consider a tailor-made safari in Chobe National Park.

  • It was a complicated and very individual trip, and several changes were made by me during the planning. None of this seemed to worry Ayesha and everything went according to plan.

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    AM, India, 2014