Chobe National Park

Located in the far northeast corner of Botswana, Chobe National Park is blessed with some of the most abundant wildlife in Africa. The second biggest national park in Botswana, Chobe National Park offers a wide range of accommodation options ranging from budget-friendly family options to luxurious lodges and camps. Chobe is also great to combine with a visit to Victoria Falls and the nearby Okavango Delta, which are both easily accessible from there.

Although Chobe is great all year round, it’s best to avoid the wet season that runs from February through to April. Either side of that offers fantastic game viewing opportunities that are amongst the best in the world. Famed for having the largest concentration of African elephants in Africa – estimated to be around 30 000 animals – Chobe National Park is the best place to witness these majestic animals.

The rest of the Big Five also call the park home and large prides of lion have been known to hunt elephants at the peak of the dry season. The annual zebra migration also passes through Chobe National Park – truly an amazing sight.

Chobe is divided into several sub regions, all offering something different. The Chobe region near Kasane is downstream of the Chobe River, and is the most popular and most accessible. For this reason, the area boasts some of Botswana’s best lodges. With the Chobe river is at it’s widest here, the area is a mix of forests, floodplains and sand ridges. Upstream of Kasane are the Savuti and Linyanti regions, which are less accessible, more secluded swamplands. Savuti is particularly abundant in game during the summer months when massive herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate there from drier regions.

Whether as a standalone destination or as part of a combined tour to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls or the Makgadigadi Salt Pans, Chobe provides the unmistakable feeling of enchantment that only untouched Africa can. With incredible sunsets that bathe the Chobe River in warm hues, almost unrivalled game viewing and some of the best lodges in Africa, Chobe National Park is the jewel in Botswana’s crown.

 

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Chobe Under Canvas

andBeyond Chobe Under Canvas

For a mobile tented safari experience with a difference, &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas ticks all the boxes. Experience the luxury of the carefully chosen campsites, set exclusively in the pristine, unspoilt and diverse Botswana wilderness right in the heart of the Chobe National Park. The allure of Chobe Under Canvas is that guests have the opportunity to experience an authentic safari in non-permanent campsites, which promises close interaction with a variety of wildlife. Located to the north of Botswana and bordering the Chobe River, the Camp is intentionally moved every five to six days to a new private site in order to allow guests to discover different animals in their habitats.

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Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge

Situated on the banks of the Chobe River, Chobe Safari Lodge is a stone’s throw away from Chobe National Park, arguably the home of Botswana’s biggest selection of game. The location is ideal, not only for its proximity to one of the most heavily populated habitats of wildlife in Africa, but also for the ease with which guests can take a daytrip to the mighty Victoria Falls. Recently renovated, Chobe Safari offers guests a comfortable, secluded place to return to after a long day, and the lodge’s daily safari trips takie guests deep into the park to the playgrounds of animals in their unspoilt habitats.

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Chobe Chilwero

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lies perched above the Chobe River, on a hill overlooking the adjacent islands and floodplains. This luxurious riverside retreat is best known for housing the planets largest remaining elephant population, as well as for its spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding area. The luxurious lodge boasts just fifteen air-conditioned thatched guest cottages, each one elegantly designed with its own en-suite bathroom complete with sunken baths, indoor and outdoor showers, and private garden with its own balcony and hammock overlooking the never-ending Chobe River.

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Chobe Game Lodge

Chobe Game Lodge

Situated just 100 kilometres west of Victoria Falls, Chobe Game Lodge sits overlooking the Caprivi floodplains and Chobe River and is the only enduring safari lodge within the Chobe National Park. This offers guest the unique opportunity of spending more time in the park to enjoy a safari during the most abundant game viewing times, which is dusk and dawn. For elephant enthusiasts Chobe Game Lodge offers the chance to see the largest concentration of African Elephants that congregate here. Guests are able to experience these majestic animals first hand and right on their doorstep.

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Chobe Savanna Lodge

Chobe Savanna Lodge

Chobe Savanna Lodge is the perfect escape for honeymooners, anglers and those seeking a classic African savanna location that offers sweeping views from its open-sided thatched lodge over the Chobe River and further across to the Chobe National Park. The lodge is set in the Caprivi Strip, a peninsula located on the northern bank of the Chobe River. Enclosed by permanent water, it offers guests a Namibian hideaway ideal for those looking for an exclusive Chobe River experience in an area known for its prolific and diverse wildlife.

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Elephant Valley Lodge

Elephant Valley Lodge

Elephant Valley Lodge is a luxury-tented camp that lies between Botswana’s Chobe National Park and the Matetsi wildlife conservancy, south of the Kazangula border crossing. Overlooking a bustling watering hole, Elephant Valley Lodge is famed for its large population of elephants, which is estimated at about 12 000 individuals. Their daily route often takes them from Zimbabwe, through Chobe and Elephant Valley Lodge lies right in this path. Sightings of lion, buffalo and leopard are also common at the watering hole, presenting unparalleled photographic opportunities from the comfort of the lodge’s main deck areas or the perfectly positioned and secluded hide.

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Ngoma Safari Lodge

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Nestled within Northern Botswana’s Chobe Forest Reserve under majestic old baobab trees, Ngoma Safari Lodge is ideally placed a short distance from Chobe National Park. Offering beautiful views of the river and it surrounding floodplains, the area is also teeming with game. Ngoma, an exclusive new lodge, comprises eight intimate river-facing suites, each boasting a private plunge pool on a verandah, inside and outside showers, air conditioning, and a mini-bar. It’s one of only a handful of lodges in the area, and certainly strives to be the most luxurious – providing world-class service in an authentically African setting.

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Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen

The Zambezi Queen is a 45 meter long 5 star houseboat featuring 14 luxury cabins complete with an entertainment deck and a dining room with uninterrupted views  of the surrounding riverine wilderness. It offers visitors the newest and most luxurious houseboat experience currently available on the Chobe River. The Zambezi Queen can be seen gliding quietly down the Chobe River between Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Namibia’s Caprivi Strip.

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Chobe Princesses

Chobe Princesses

There can be few wildlife experiences more rewarding than a game-viewing safari by luxury houseboat down the Chobe River in Botswana’s world-famous Chobe National Park, where Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana meet. Floating down this magnificent river allows unparalleled access to the game so prolific this pristine African wilderness. Chobe is home to the world’s largest elephant population and teems with African game, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog, while birders can tick off up to 450 bird species. The luxurious houseboats depart near Kasane, within travelling distance of one of the great wonders of the world – the magnificent Victoria Falls.

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Bakubung Bush Lodge

Kubu Lodge

Kubu Lodge is an intimate destination on the banks of Chobe River in the heart of Botswana. Located in the small village of Kazungula, the charming little lodge is nestled beneath majestic ebony and wild fig trees, fronted by a sweeping lawn that stretches down to the river’s edge. As it’s just two kilometers upstream from where the river joins the famous Zambezi – the meeting place of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia – it couldn’t be more perfectly positioned. What’s more, as opposed to the large African safari hotel style, Kubu offers only eleven thatched cottages, each raised on a private wooden deck and overlooking the river.

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