Visit the Unspoiled Wilderness of Chobe National Park, Botswana

October 21, 2013 by

Elephants in the Chobe River

Elephants playing in the mud.

If you’ve dreamed of going on a safari to see Afrian wildlife in their native habitat, the unspoiled wilderness of Chobe National Park in Botswana offers one of the biggest concentrations of game in all of Africa.

In fact, the animals that live in Chobe provide the widest diversity of wildlife in all of Botswana’s national parks.

Chobe Hippos

Animals to See at Chobe

Chobe National Park is located in the very northeast corner of Botswana about an hour and a half from Victoria Falls. This destination is perfect for wildlife lovers who long to see herds of African elephants. Depending on the timing of your visit, you may even get to witness the great zebra migration.

The Chobe waterfront area near Kasane is the most popular part of the Chobe National Park with its plentiful herds and outstanding accommodation options.┬áNo matter when you plan your visit, Chobe will not disappoint. You’ll see a host of predators roaming the open plans, as well as all kinds of birds. Plus knowledgeable guides will escort you to make the experience complete.

Bird at Chobe Park

Chobe River

The Chobe River is the lifeblood of this classic safari destination. Guests can take advantage of a sundowner cruise along the river in motorized pontoon boats while taking care to avoid basking pods of hippos to get a unique perspective of the thousands of elephants that enjoy fresh greens along the river banks.

Other wildlife like impala, kudu, and lechwe are commonly seen while lucky passengers might even have the opportunity to see some of the rarer subspecies like the bushbuck, sable, and roan antelope.

If you have a chance to visit this enchanted area, it is worth the visit. However, all of Botswana is a malaria area, so see your doctor before you leave to be sure you are prepared.

Photo credits: Ryan Kilpatric, Tim Copeland, BA_Banks

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