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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

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Chobe National Park highlights

  • Close proximity to Victoria Falls National Park
  • One of the greatest concentrations of elephants in all of Africa
  • Best time to visit runs between November and March

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: Bantu Pathfinders

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS SAFARI PACKAGE - RESIDENT AT THE VICTORIA FALLS RAINBOW HOTEL, VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

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Tour by: Kingfisher Safaris

3 x nights Savuti, Chobe National Park 3 x nights Linyanti, Chobe National Park 3 x nights Khwai River ...

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Tour by: Love That Safari

Zambezi Queen - Houseboat cruising on the Chobe River.

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Tour by: Encompass Africa

- On this itinerary, you can expect a superior safari experience for you and the family - Highlights are Victor...

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Tour by: Sense Africa

Combine the best of Botswana with the splendour of Victoria Falls; Moremi, Okavango, Chobe and the finale Vic Fa...

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Tour by: Okavango Tours & Safaris

Exploring Chobe National Park, best known for its herds of elephant, excellent game viewing in the private Selin...

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Tour by: Nature Travel Namibia

Etosha, Caprivi, Chobe and Victoria Falls Green Season Safari Special

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Tour by: Bushtracks Africa

Day 1: Arrive Maun, Sanctuary Baines' Camp Day 2: Sanctuary Baines’ Camp Day 3: Sanctuary Baines' Camp to ...

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