Chobe National Park

No drive through Southern Africa would be complete without a visit to Chobe National Park. “Chobe” as it is often referred to, is a spectacular example of the varied and amazing species of animals that live in Southern Africa.

The best part about the park: you can take a self-guided tour in your own car. While travelers drive along a winding dirt road, animals of all shapes and sizes graze, eat, sleep and walk to watering holes. Travelers are guaranteed watching herds of elephants walk together to drink water from a watering hole. Often while driving along the dirt road, Kudu, a type of small deer, bound alongside their hoofs kicking little clouds of dust.


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According to the Botswana Tourism Board, “is the second largest national park in Botswana.” Not only that but it is nestled in the middle of many other game parks. This prime location is a boon to travelers as it promises views of wildlife unparalleled in the world.

The tourism board is a wealth of information. Read the description of the park to plan your trip through Chobe. “The park is divided into four distinctly different eco systems: Serondela with its lush plains and dense forests in the Chobe River area in the extreme north-east; the Savuti Marsh in the west about fifty kilometres north of Mababe gate; the Linyanti Swamps in the north-west and the hot dry hinterland in between.”

"From Kasane, follow the new tar road past the airport to Sedudu Gate. Here all persons are required to check in and pay the park fees, unless proceeding on the tar road to Ngoma. Four-wheel drive vehicles are essential, especially if the intention is to travel extensively into the park - deep sand in some areas tests the skill of the driver and the capabilities of the vehicle. However, most rewarding game viewing awaits."





Elephants in Chobe National Park

Sources:

Elephants Chobe National Park Botswana Botswana Tourism Board: Chobe