CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Aptly and fondly known as ‘The Land of The Giants’, Chobe National Park in the north of beautiful Botswana is home to Africa’s largest elephant population and comprises more than 10,000km2 of rich ecosystems, diverse landscapes and an almost unparalleled abundance of wildlife and birdlife all centred around the stunning Chobe River, and in close proximity to a number of Southern Africa’s other safari must-sees. Chobe National Park sits in close proximity to the borders with Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia, making it a popular and easy day trip destination for visitors from Victoria Falls as well as for those on tours throughout the wider region of southern Africa.
With one of our exciting safari offerings, a Chobe visit can be conveniently combined with a number of Botswana’s and the wider region’s other unmissable safari gems including the Okavango Delta. The town of Kasane on the border of Chobe National Park has a small international airport and a good array of other services and amenities. Chobe and the surrounding region have a growing number of fantastic accommodation options ranging from picturesque campsites with good amenities in and around the town of Kasane, right through to wild mobile bush camps and remote luxury lodges inside the region’s parks and reserves. Whatever your accommodation preferences, our range of safari offerings are sure to satisfy.
Most of Chobe’s and Kasane’s accommodation options are found along the banks of the beautiful Chobe River, allowing you to see a plethora of wildlife both in and out of the water without even having to leave the comfort of the veranda. Chobe is surely the best place in Africa to see elephants, particularly in the water. Individual herds sometimes number in the hundreds and there are an estimated 120,000 elephants in total in the park. There are equally large herds of buffalo to be found. In fact, both can often be seen outside the park boundaries wandering around the outskirts of Kasane itself, unperturbed by traffic or people.
The park also offers great lion and leopard sightings, while the river has an unbelievable abundance of hippos and crocodiles and an almost inconceivable wealth of birdlife, including a number of particularly rare species that are highly sought after by top wildlife photographers. This is just a small glimpse of what Chobe has to offer. A trip to Chobe is not complete without a boat trip on the beautiful river itself. This allows you to see most of the park’s interesting wildlife and birdlife from a different perspective. Aside from the allure for birders, being on the river is the best place for budding photographers to take spectacular images of the vast herds of elephants on the river’s lush green banks and islands or even crossing the river.
Chobe and the other highlights of the region can also be enjoyed through exclusive fly-in safaris, while other safari offerings also incorporate scenic flights as well as mokoro canoe excursions on the Delta, and even white water rafting trips on the mighty Zambezi.
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest remaining population of elephants. Sitting above the Chobe River, the lodge offers unparalleled panoramic views across the islands and floodplains as far across as Namibia. This is an incredibly luxurious lodge with just 15 suites, as well as the only full spa on the Botswana safari circuit. Relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind with a pampering session in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for. Read More
As the only lodge located inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park, set on the banks of the Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore the very best of one of Botswana’s most iconic regions. Chobe Game Lodge is an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified safari lodge comprising 40 spacious guest rooms and four luxurious suites. The expansive main area incorporates several comfortable and tastefully appointed seating areas from which to enjoy the tranquility of the lodge surroundings. Read More
Chobe Marina Lodge is next to the Chobe River. It is in the centre of town and everything is within walking distance. The private entrance and well located large rooms separate you from being in a town. Chobe Marina Lodge has one of the best rain forest terrace gardens in Kasane. To eat breakfast in the rain forest garden overlooking the Chobe River is nice way to start the day. Read More
Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa is the destination that offers something for everyone. If you are not golfing, you can immerse yourself in the safari experience, take a break on the sundeck and take in the peaceful view of the Chobe river. Read More