Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park is a true wildlife paradise and one of the best national parks in Southern Africa. Just one peek at the variety of wildlife and lush vegetation and you will be mesmerized forever! The gateway to Chobe is Kasane, a small town near the borders of Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia.When you visit the Chobe National Park, you will never forget the first glimpse of the dazzling, deep blue Chobe River, as it winds its way through sandy terrain, small towns, lush floodplains, dense forests of cathedral mopane trees, and endless broad leaf woodlands. The park is named after the majestic river that protects 10.700 sq km of the northern Kalahari desert, providing ensuing wilderness and a steadily remarkable game density.Chobe National Park is Botswana’s first National Park and has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. By size, it is the third-largest park in the country, after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park.

If there's one memory that you'll take away from a Chobe safari, it's that of elephants. About 120,000 elephants live in and around Chobe National Park, and inconceivable numbers of these gentle giants can be seen crowding the banks of the Chobe River during Botswana’s dry season from May to October. Chobe is also one of the best places in Africa to witness the most dramatic predator action – its Savuti region is where lions regularly clash with hyenas and powerful points of pride famously take down Africa’s biggest game like buffalo, giraffe, and even elephants.

Our Chobe Travel Guide

Seasonal information

Best Time To Visit Chobe

Visiting Chobe National Park is more than just crossing the Big Five off your list. We would love to provide a simple ‘this is the best time to visit’, but there is no such thing when it comes to Botswana. The Chobe National Park changes dramatically with the seasons, making it a year-round destination. Feel free to come at any time to experience the wonder.Botswana has both wet and dry seasons. In Chobe National Park, you will find a wider variety of bird species during the wet season.The best time to visit Chobe for birding is during the summer months when all the migrants are in the area. Late October through to April provides some of the best bird viewings in Botswana."

  • May to November
  • Ideal for a first time Africa trip
  • Nights in the Chobe are never below freezing and the days are seldom unbearably hot.
  • In November the weather is variable: rain or shine, hot or cold.
  • Between December and April
  • January and February are the rainiest months
  • Spectacular skies can change within minutes from cloudy to sunny to cloudy again.
  • Showers are usually short and heavy, but there are days when the sky remains grey.
  • Waterproof clothing is necessary, but the rain doesn’t need to stop you from doing anything.
  • Game Drives
  • Boat Cruises
  • Photographic Safaris
  • Fishing
  • Guided Bush Walks
  • Village Tours
  • Lunch Cruise
  • Sunset Cruise

How To Get There

Guide To Chobe Month By Month

Chobe National Park is accessible in a variety of ways and although your destination will feel far from the modern world, the reserve is easily accessible by plane. Most people choose a scheduled flight to get to Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park is accessible when traveling by our 4x4vehicle.

South African Airways offers flights to some airports in the vicinity of the reserve. From Tambo Johannesburg International Airport in South Africa, it is possible to travel to the Kasane Airport (BBK), Livingstone Airport (LVI) in Zambia, and Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) in Zimbabwe. Another possibility is to travel from Botswana's capital city of Gabarone to Kaanse. From all airports, it is possible to continue the journey to your Chobe safari lodge by road transfer.


Chobe National Park is the elephant capital of the world featuring over 50,000 elephants found throughout the park.


Bird-lovers will appreciate the opportunities that safaris in Chobe offer to the bird-watching travellers.


Once inhabited by the San bushmen, Chobe National Park is unique with its San paintings that were carved into the rocks.


Boat and sundowner cruises here add a different dimension to your experience, as you glide past gigantic crocodiles, fish eagles, monitor lizards, and elephants drinking water.


Chobe National Park is about the size of Northern Ireland and a haven for the biggest elephant population.


There is currently only one safari property inside the park’s popular north-eastern sector, Chobe Game Lodge.

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