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Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park (Botswana)

Practical information about Chobe National Park

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
30min drive from Kasane
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Chobe National Park

Camille Griffoulieres Travel writer
116 travel articles

This 11,700km2 park is named after the River Chobe, which crosses the reserve. It stretches from the Victoria Falls to the Okavango Delta. It's famous for its elephant population - more than 50,000 live here, the largest concentration in the world!

My suggestion:
Be warned that the entry fee is pricey - around a hundred quid a day per person. If you're on a budget, go on a day tour from Kasane. If you have more to spend, hire a four-wheel drive (obligatory) and camp in the park. If you're loaded, think about staying at an all inclusive lodge.

I loved the easily accessible game drive - a boat trip down the River Front section of the Chobe National Park. It's a peaceful boat trip where you can spot elephants going about their daily lives - mud baths, taking dips... Watching elephants play in the river was a very moving experience.

Once back on dry land, I got around in a rented four-wheel drive and spent nights in two of the park's three bush camps (Ihaha, Savuti and Linyanti). You'll be close to the local wildlife and hear lions roaring in the night! During the day I spotted a pride of dozing lions; the cubs were adorable but the males really impressed me - you can get right up close to them! I also saw quite a few spotted hyenas, hippos and crocodiles. 

Elephants drinking at River Chobe