Chobe National Park 365


The second largest national park in Botswana, Chobe covers some 10 566 square kilometers. It is famed for the largest concentrations of elephant on the African continent, with its most prominent feature being the Chobe River, which attracts large herds of elephant and buffalo, along with pods of hippo and giant crocodiles. Offering land- and water-based safari options, Chobe sees many tourists in comparison to other destinations, and we recommend visiting at the beginning of your journey, not after you have experienced the greater solitude of some other destinations in Botswana. 


Dry season is April to October, with high season falling within this period (July to October), when ample wildlife can be seen moving to, and congregating around the rivers. There are fewer mosquitoes in July and August. The wet season – November to March – is good for birders, as it coincides with the migrant birds’ return to the area.  


The cost of a safari to Chobe National Park depends on various factors – ideally your itinerary will be tailored around your budget and specific travel needs. Some variables that will impact the cost will be the time of year you visit (peak season is more costly), whether you opt for luxury or more mid-range accommodation, whether you stay in a private concession (the private concessions are more exclusive and offer less crowded viewings), and whether you drive or fly between destinations.