Discover Chobe National Park
One of Africa’s last Edens
The Chobe river originates in the catchment areas of the northern Angola highlands and winds its majestic way to the Ngoma region in Botswana. The beautiful Chobe is one of the three mighty rivers in Southern Africa. It finally winds its way through the small town of Kasne and into the Wilderness of Chobe National Park. The town of Kasane serves as the Northern gateway into the Chobe NP. The close proximity to Victoria Falls also adds to the importance of this area as a safari and tourist destination.
There is something special about the Chobe National Park. The beautiful Chobe river is the lifeline that supports a wide variety of wildlife, from elephants to predators, from crocodiles to birds. The Chobe National Park spans close to 12000 sq km with the Chobe river forming the Northern borders. Here in this world of river frontage, floodplains, swamps and woodlands you find an unmatched diversity of wildlife. This is big game country. This is wilderness country.
The Serondela area or Chobe river front is well-known for its large concentrations of elephant herds and amazing bird life. While elephants drink, play or cross the river, buffalo roam the swamps, crocodiles take in some sun and birds fill the skies. Other disctinct areas and eco-systems within the park include the Savuti Marsh in the interior and the Linyanti Marsh in the Northwest. The Savuti is home to a variety of game and large predator concentrations such as lion, cheetah and hyena.
Where there is an abundance of wildlife there is most likely a safari circuit. Chobe National Park is no exception and is one top safari destinations in Southern Africa. Whether on a river safari or a game drive you will always see something special and memorable. Any one game you could see elephants, waterbuck, puku, giraffe, kudu, impala, bushbuck as well predators such as lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. A boat trip on the Chobe river provides a different vantage point from which to experience this magical wild life paradise. Expect to see elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodiles and a dazzling array of birdlife.
Hundreds of bird species are found in the park including the sacred ibis, the pervasive cormorants and darters, spur-winged geese, carmine bee-eaters, many members of the kingfisher family and the distinctive Fish Eagle as well as members of the stork family.
There are many accommodation options in and around the Chobe National Park ranging from charming campsites to picturesque lodges. The nearby town of Kasane also has a good infrastructure as well as small international airport.