Chobe National Park Travel Guide

Chobe National Park is a game reserve in Botswana and is known for its large population of elephants and other wildlife. The area includes the Chobe River Valley, an important wildlife corridor between the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls. It is home to many species of antelope, buffalo, lions, hippos, crocodiles, and giraffes, and provides a refuge for endangered species like painted hunting dogs and king cheetahs. The park also offers a range of activities such as traditional game viewing, bird watching, walking safaris, boating, and even night game drives in the open savanna. Every summer, the annual Chobe River Flood draws thousands of animals including elephants, zebras, waterbuck, and more, making it one of the most popular game viewing destinations in Africa.

The Chobe Wildlife Reserve is split into two distinct zones; Chobe Riverfront and Savuti Marsh. The Chobe Riverfront is home to one of the most diverse elephant populations in southern Africa. The marshlands and grasslands attract the herds of elephants to the area, and the thick forests are vital for the health of the herds. The Savuti Marsh is home to large populations of lions and hyenas, which hunt buffalo, zebra, and antelope, along with cheetahs, wild dogs, and many more species of game. 

The park is also home to a rich array of other animal species including hippo, crocodile, baboon, and even rare species such as painted hunting dog. Chobe National Park is also known as an important birdwatching destination, with over 400 species of bird found in the area. The park offers an unforgettable and immersive safari experience that can be enjoyed by all, whatever the reason for their visit. With its combination of majestic wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and incredible activities, Chobe National Park is an essential stop on any African safari.

Safari Tours to Chobe National Park