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The Chobe National Park

Country
Botswana
State
Botswana (General)
City
Chobe
Type of Location
Wildlife Safari
About Location

The Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and
covers 10,566 square km, has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime.

The park is divided into four distinctly different eco systems: Serondela with its lush plains and dense forests in the Chobe River area in the extreme north-east; the Savuti Marsh in the west; the Linyanti Swamps in the north-west the hot dry hinterland in between.

A major feature of Chobe National Park is its elephant population currently estimated at around 120,000. The Chobe elephant are migratory, making seasonal movements of up to 200 km from the Chobe and Linyanti rivers, where they concentrate in the dry season, to the pans in the southeast of the park, to which they disperse in the rains.



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How to Reach

By Air
The airlines service in Botswana has played a major role in the development of the country. The airlines connect different parts of the country to a number of international destinations, which in turn has encouraged foreign investments and tourism industry. There are around 86 airports connecting the place to a number of domestic as well as international destinations of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Harare and many others. Thus reaching Botswana by air has become very convenient these days.     

By Railway

Botswana is connected to its neighboring countries Zimbabwe and South Africa by railways. From Zimbabwe and South Africa reaching Botswana via railway is the easiest option one can have. Botswana railways connecting different places are:

    * Gaborone and Francistown
    * Lobatse and Bulawayo

By Road

The Trans Kalahari highway connects Botswana to Walvis Bay in Namibia through South Africa’s Gaueteng Province. The road also connects main cities of Gaborone, Francistown and Kasane. The new road network from Francistown to Maun and Shikawe has made reaching Botswana by road a convenient option.

Key places to visit
The Chobe River , Victoria Falls Day Trip, Animal & Brids


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Places to Visit

The Chobe River

The Chobe River has its origins in the highlands of Angola and once it enters Botswana, it goes through several name changes. It enters as the Kwando River and immediately becomes the Linyanti, then the Itenge and is finally called the Chobe River. Knowing this may avoid confusion when looking at maps or reading information.

The Chobe River area contains an interesting variety of habitats and is rich in plant life, with mopane woodland, mixed combretum, sandveld, floodplain, grasslands and riverine woodland. Many trees have suffered considerable damage from the high numbers of elephants, who push them over and rip off the bark - and some woods have been totally denuded.

Animal & Brids

Notwithstanding the elephants, Chobe has some of the finest game viewing in Africa. It is notable for huge herds of buffalo and zebras, lechwe, Chobe bushbuck and being the southernmost point where puku antelope can be seen. Where there are buffalo, lions are never far away and there is a good chance of seeing large prides who laze around in the shade all day and only yawn themselves awake at dusk. Hyena and leopard also hunt at night while cheetah are diurnal predators.

Victoria Falls Day Trip

We offer Full day trips to Victoria Falls - World Heritage Site, a Natural Wonder of the World, the largest curtain of falling water on the planet. Our guests can choose from a guided option, a day trip including activities or just a simple transfer there and back.

Chobe is rich in bird life with the Pel's Fishing own a favourite for bird watchers and the peculiar strangely beaked African skimmer another speciality.

Right Time to Visit

March - June

Temperature

October - January -> 30(°C) - Summer
April - June -> 22(°C) - Winter


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