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Chobe National Park

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About Chobe National Park

Country found in: Botswana
Parks total area: 10,566 km² (4080 mi²),
Year established: 1967
Park wildlife: 10 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

What YAS members think of Chobe National Park

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Most visited months: February, October
Top animals sighting: HippopotamusElephant

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Located in northern Botswana and established in 1967, Chobe National Park offers a stunning array of wildlife. At 10,566 km² (4080 mi²), Chobe is Africa’s 13th largest national park and the third largest in Botswana after Central Kalahari and Gemsbok.

Chobe is home to several large animals and one can find four of the five big five here, with the rhino being the only one that has rarely been seen in this area. One of the greatest concentrations of elephants in all of Africa can be found in Chobe, and a safari here is guaranteed to have several elephant viewing opportunities. It is also possible to see lions, leopards and cheetahs in Chobe along with countless species of birds.

Botswana has a very well-developed safari infrastructure and offers a high-standard of safari accommodation. It is highly recommended for beginner and expert safari goers alike. Its proximity to other major tourist destinations, including: Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari and/or Victoria Falls, make it a highly desirable travel destination.

Of notable mention is the Linyanti Game Reserve. This small area of land is in the north western corner of the Chobe National Park, northeast of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Taking its name from the river of the same name, Linyanti is best known for the large numbers of elephant that roam the reserve. It has recently become one of the best places to see the African wild dog, driven virtually to the edge of extinction – roughly 5000 exist in the wild today. Safaris here promise the true Botswana experience.

When to visit Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park has two distinct seasons: a wet season and a dry season. The wet season starts around mid-October and runs through mid-March. As many of the safaris in Chobe are in a boat along the Chobe River, the increased precipitation often has no impact on ease of accessibility. The wet season does mean the concentration of animals is lower as water supplies become more abundant. The dry season, which runs from November through March means lower water levels and higher concentrations of wildlife.  

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Tour by: Jobovic Safaris

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Tour by: Ulinda Safari Trails

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Tour by: DK Tours and Safaris

This is a 2 days and 1 night safari in the Chobe National Park and its possible from both Livingstone Zambia and...

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Tour by: Kingfisher Safaris

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Tour by: South African Dream

A smart combination for a very interesting week, visiting Vic Falls and Chobe National Park. Many activities can...

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Tour by: Jenman Safaris

Botswana Safaris with Jenman African Safaris allows you to experience Botswana – truly a magical safari adventur...

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