Chobe National Park Attractions and Highlights
Chobe National Park is an iconic safari destination. Located in the north of the country, Chobe is famous for its elephants, as well as for its scenery, the riverfront, and abundance of other big game, wildlife and birdlife.
Chobe is one of the most visited areas in Botswana due to the accessibility and prime position with Victoria Falls, Namibia, and Zambia relatively close by. The park stretches from the river on the northern boundary down to Moremi Game reserve in the south and Linyanti in the west.
Chobe National Park is made up of four distinct eco-systems; the Chobe floodplain and river in the north east, the Savuti marsh in the west, the Linyanti swamps in the northwest and Ngatsaa and Tchinga hinterland in between.
Chobe boats having the highest concentration of elephant on the continent with numbers estimated at 50 000. The best place for elephant viewing is along the Chobe River where they congregate during the dry season.
Savuti Marsh Linyanti Swamp
This in between area is made up of a cluster of clay-bottom pans. The sees less tourists than neighboring Linyanti and Savuti but still supports herds of buffaloes, elephants and an array of bush buck.
Another unique way to experience wildlife in Chobe is to go on a guided bush walk. Certain lodges offer the activity where guests have the opportunity to encounter Botswana on foot. A trained, armed guide leads small groups on these walks.
While the elephants may receive a significant amount of Botswana’s limelight; the Chobe River is acclaimed for its birdlife. Chobe National Park is home to over 400 species including Africa Fish Eagles, Carmine Bee-Eaters, Lilac-breasted Rollers and Kingfishers.