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Charged by an elephant!

Churchmanb
Visited: Feb 2009 Reviewed: May 21, 2013

This is a great park for getting fairly close to some of the more common animals. In my memory, this was THE place to see hippos in Africa. There may be more elsewhere, but they were all over the place here - on land and in the water. A lot of opportunities to see them at play and in social groups.
The elephants were also on the move and everywhere. At one point we were driving by some trees and I spotted a large bull out of the corner of my eye. When we backed up to watch him, he charged.
He got within ten feet of our Subaru Forester, and it was, to say the least, terrifying.
This is an easy park to get around in thanks to the great road system, and the wildlife is overwhelming. A fantastic national park for safaris.

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Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2017

Chobe National Park and the riverfront never disappoints.
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Sunsets, safaris and suites

Visited: Oct 2014 Reviewed: Mar 09, 2016

Chobe National Park is a great park for visitors traveling to Botswana for the first time. It is relatively close to the magnificent Victoria Falls and has spectacular game. The popular sunset cruise on the Chobe River is a 'must do' activity for anyone visiting this area.

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Chobe is safari magic

CandyW
Visited: Feb 2014 Reviewed: Jul 28, 2014

Chobe is fantastic! The river safaris are an excellent way to get around. I was there towards the end of the dry season, which meant our guide had a pretty easy time of figuring out where the animals would be. This also meant so did all the other guides. It was a bit crowded at times, and that did bother me, but other than that, I really had a great time here and w... read more

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Lions fights and eagles take flight in Chobe National Park

Visited: Oct 2009 Reviewed: Mar 16, 2014

October is often referred to as "suicide month" in Southern Africa because of the soaring temperatures in places like Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. While I was in Zambia, the mercury was topping somewhere around 110 degrees Fahrenheit (well above the average - we can thank climate change for that!). And when the temperatures are that high, it can sometimes mean tha... read more

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Chobe Magic

Visited: Dec 2013 Reviewed: Jan 07, 2014

The Chobe National Park is stunning. The Chobe River running through allows game viewing from Boats which adds an extra something special. In the dry season, the animals congregate along the river and therefore, there's much to be seen! Campsites in the Chobe are Savuti, Linyati and Ihaha - all stunning (ablutions and running water), and the lodges are first clas... read more

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The Land of Elephants

Sense Africa
Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Nov 19, 2013

If you don't see an elephant in Chobe then you have had your eyes closed for the duration of your safari!

There is something magical about watching hundreds upon hundreds of elephants trundling through the bush and making their way to the River Chobe. Often there are elephant calves in the herds and watching their antics can be delightful.

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Baby Elephants and Leopard Footprints

Stephen Bailey
Visited: Feb 2013 Reviewed: Aug 24, 2013

All around Chobe National Park there are road signs warning of crossing elephants. These immense beasts are everywhere; large herds playfully splashing in the water, cute babies chasing away warthogs, lone tusked males ignoring our proximity, and alpha males showing off their power. For two days it was rare we went more than a couple of minutes without crossing the... read more

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Sensational reserve, excellent viewing and the best sunsets in Africa

Laurapattara
Visited: Oct 2010 Reviewed: May 10, 2013

The Chobe is a phenomenal park and home to an abundance of wildlife, all of which can be admired on late afternoon game drives and sunset barge sailing along its rivers. The first and only place in Botswana where we spotted crocodiles, the Chobe is home to zebras, lots of different gazelles, elephants, warthogs and hippos.

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