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Chobe National Park is located in the northern part of Botswana. Chobe is well known for its diverse eco-systems that are home to one of the biggest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent.

Chobe is known for its large population of elephants (biggest in the world) as well as the strange lions that often dare to hunt elephants. As one of the top tourist hotspots in Botswana and southern Africa in general, there is so much for you to see and do in Chobe and the big tourist numbers are a testament to that.


On your visit to Botswana's Chobe National Park, you can take part in the following activities.

  • Wildlife viewing game drives
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Guided Bushwalks
  • Photography
  • Camping
  • Boat cruises on the Chobe River

Animals In Chobe National Park

These are some of the animals that one can see on a safari in Botswana's Chobe National Park.

  • Elephants 
  • Lions 
  • Leopards 
  • African wild dog
  • Hippos
  • Buffalos 
  • Cheetahs 
  • Roan Antelopes
  • Warthogs
  • Zebras 
  • Impalas
  • Wildebeests 
  • Rhinos
  • Kudus
  • Hyenas
  • Sable Antelopes
  • Giraffes 
  • Lechwe
  • Sitatunga
  • Water monitors

When To Visit

Chobe National Park can be visited at any time of the year. The most recommended time to visit is however the dry season months of April through October.

The number of visitors significantly increased from July and the park could feel a little too 'touristy' for you. The temperatures also keep increasing and it can feel very hot around October.

Getting There

As a popular tourist destination, getting to Chobe National Park is quite easy. There are several local and regional flights to connect you directly to Chobe.

There are flights from neighbouring countries such as South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia among others - which makes it an easy addition to a multi-country safari in Southern Africa.

You can also use the road network that similarly connects to the various parts of the country as well as neighbouring countries. Depending on where your road trip to Chobe starts, a good 4WD car is a recommended option. 

Where To Stay

In Chobe, you will have your pick of where to stay for your entire visit. You can choose from luxury lodges, tented camps, houseboats, as well as camping. Your choice will come down to your budget and prefered experience.