Chobe

Where to go

Amongst giants in Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park takes its name from the Chobe River which forms the northern boundary of the park. From the lush floodplains in the North to the Savuti marshes in the South; Chobe offers travelers a diverse experience, rich in sights, sounds, and experiences.


Chobe Riverfront: The Northern Boundary

The water source of the Chobe National Park attracts an abundance of wildlife and great herds of buffalo and elephant congregate along its banks.

Must See:

The masses of elephant herds that gather around the Chobe River between June and October.    


The Mysterious Savute

A secluded area of the Chobe National Park has been transformed into a lush and marshy state in recent years. It’s most astonishing feature: the Savute Channel, which sporadically dries up and floods in spite of the annual rainfall.

Must See:

The battle between predators; namely lions and hyenas, the migration of zebra during the rainy season and Dolomite rock outcrops.


Nogatsaa-Tchinga, Land of Black Clay

While the Nogatsaa-Tchinga may not be the most accessible of areas (best seen with the assistance of an experienced local guide) or as densely populated with wildlife as the other regions of the park, it is home to great herds of buffalo, elephants, reedbuck, and gemsbok.


Along the Linyanti Fault Line

Linyati is an area rich in wildlife and characterized by woodland and ancient flood plains. This vast area has a high concentration of elephant in the winter months.

Must See:

The Linyati offers diverse game-viewing experiences, both on land and on waterways.


Kasane: Where Four Countries Meet

Kasane is a town in the Chobe Region situated in the far North-eastern part of Botswana, bordered by Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Must See:

Boat trips along the Chobe River.

Why go

On land and water

Experience the immensity of Chobe by water as well as by land. A combination of river cruises, as well as, game gives offers travellers a varied experience of a diverse habitat filled with natural wonders and unfettered wildlife.

A memory of elephants

Chobe is home to great herds of these majestic giants. They can be seen along the banks of the Chobe river and along the Savuti channel, as well, as roaming the vast grasslands.

Clash of claws

Herds of migratory zebra and buffalo are followed closely by large mammalian predators.



Best time to visit

Year-round

The Savuti region in the South offers great game viewing all year, even during the wet season.

May - Early November

The dry winter months forces herds en mass to the diminishing water sources, making for excellent game viewing.

Late November - December

The migration of large herds of herbivores between the Chobe River and the Savuti makes for an excellent wildlife experience.



Tours & Safaris

Marvel at the masses of elephant herds that gather around the Chobe River and the large herds of herbivores that migrate between the Chobe river in the North and the Savuti in the South.

From the lush floodplains in the North to the Savuti marshes in the South; Chobe offers travelers a diverse experience, rich in sights and sounds.

 

Traveller Tip:

Incorporate with a trip to the Okavango Delta and / or the Victoria Falls.

 

Below are a few tour options and suggestions for a Chobe safari.

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Our friendly safari experts are on standby to tailor a tour that suits your every need and will assist you with each step of your journey.

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3 Day Chobe Fly-in

  • Return flights form Johannesburg to Kasane, return road transfer to and from Kasane Airport
  • Includes meals, complimentary mini bar, morning and late afternoon game drives, morning and sunset boat cruises
  • 2 nights at Chobe Game Lodge in the Chobe National Park

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2,765
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7 Day Chobe & Delta Discovery

  • Includes inter-camp flights and road transfers during the journey
  • Includes meals & activities
  • 2 nights Chobe Bush Lodge, 2 nights Gunns Camp, 2 nights Pom Pom Camp

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3,140
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9 Day Botswana Classic Explorer Safari

  • Includes all road transfers & inter-camp flights between reserves
  • Includes all meals & activities
  • 8 nights &Beyond mobile camping in Chobe, Savute, Okavango Delta

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4,880
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11 Day Botswana Luxury Guided Safari

  • 2 nights Chobe Game Lodge, 2 nights Savute Safari lodge, 2 nights Xaxanaka, 2 nights Camp Okavango, 2 nights Leroo La Tau
  • Includes meals game drives in Botswana's remote pristine landscapes
  • Includes road transfers between lodges and Maun

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8,900
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11 Day Great Wilderness Journey

  • 1 Night accommodation at Toka Leya Camp, 3 nights at Linyanti Discoverer Camp, 3 nights at Khwai Discoverer Camp, 3 nights at Jacana Camp.
  • Includes meals, game drives, nature walks and seasonal mokoro excursions, guided tour of the Victoria Falls
  • Includes flight transfers between lodges and Livingstone and Maun Airports

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10,403
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Accommodation

Down by the river

Luxury lodges situated close to waterways and rivers can make your stay both incredibly comfortable and authentic.

 

Below is a list of safari lodges in Chobe.

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Chobe Safari Lodge

  • Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park.
  • Rooms enjoy expansive lawns which form the banks of the Chobe river & has its own private patio
  • Game drives and boat cruises offer visitors the opportunity to witness this amazing spectacle

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Chobe Princesses

  • With only a small number of guests per boat staying in one of the three Chobe Princesses is like being on your very own houseboat. The entire boat can also be booked exclusively, giving you your very own private villa on the water. As you drift down the Chobe River and spot incredible wildlife scenes, you'll be able to completely relax in an intimate river safari experience.

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470
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Chobe Chilwero

  • In the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park.
  • Guests can relax in the split-level swimming pool, unwind in the spa or enjoy the gourmet food that the lodge has become known for.
  • Sundowner cruises on the Chobe River in our customized boats. Families with children of all ages welcome.

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590
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Chobe Marina Lodge

  • Enjoy the modern and elegant hospitality that caters for every satisfaction.
  • At Chobe Marina Lodge you will find a rare balance that allows visitors to experience the serene yet bold beauty of the Chobe National Park
  • Charming thatched Kasane accommodation at the Chobe Marina Lodge is unique in its natural, warm and comforting

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486
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Belmond Savute Elephant Camp

  • Belmond Savute Elephant Camp is perched on the banks of the Savute Channel, offering a spectacular birds eye view of elephants in their natural habitat
  • Large private decks are furnished with easy chairs and a hammock. These are ideal for viewing wildlife, or for enjoying a private dinner in complete privacy
  • Experience exclusive access to bushmen painting and baobab tree excursions

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662
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Chobe Game Lodge

  • Chobe Game Lodge is in the Chobe National Park situated on the magnificent Chobe River.
  • All rooms are river-facing, with spacious decks and air-conditioning, as well as a complimentary mini-bar.
  • Game drives are offered and encourage to see the magnificent reserve. Watch animals come down to the river while on a boat cruise.

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795
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Elephant Valley Lodge

  • A morning cruise along the Chobe river proves to be the best time to see wildlife activities.
  • Lies between the Chobe National Park and the Kasane Forest Reserve.
  • Tents feature twin beds, en-suite shower and toilet, mini safe and fan and a covered deck.

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390
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&Beyond Chobe Under Canvas

  • &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas offers the rustic charm of camping combined with the comfort
  • Chobe National Park is known for thrilling, action packed interactions between species
  • Game drives include beautiful views over the river, with very high densities of elephant, buffalo and hippo, as well as enormous crocodiles, lions, fish eagles, water monitors and black-backed jackal

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670
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Zambezi Queen

  • Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed.
  • The Zambezi Queen features air-conditioning and your own private balcony
  • The Zambezi Queen navigates up to 25km of the Chobe River, allowing guests to explore different vantage points

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1,200
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