The Chobe National Park is located in the northeast corner of Botswana. This park is the second largest in Botswana (11,700 sq km) and named after the river Chobe which forms the northern boundary of the park. Chobe is only a short 90 minute drive from Victoria Falls. Chobe is probably most well known for its large herds of African Elephants. The Chobe River supports the largest concentration of elephant found anywhere in Africa (over 70,000) and it is not uncommon to encounter herds in excess of a hundred.
The Chobe River has its origins in Angola, where it is known as the Kuando River. When it enters Botswana, the Kuando River becomes the Linyanti and then near Ngoma Gate it becomes the Chobe. The Chobe River meets up with the Zambezi River near Kazangula at the border of Botswana. Chobe National Park can be divided into two distinct areas. The Chobe Region around Kasane is where some of Botswana ’s most popular safari lodges can be found (Chobe Game Lodge and Chobe Safari Lodge for example). Kasane is the main arrival town for visitors exploring northern Botswana, as it has an airport and good road network.
Upstream and west of Kasane is the Linyanti Region and Savuti Region. Remote and accessible by light aircraft, this area is quieter and more secluded and is well known for its plentiful general wildlife and abundant numbers of predators. The Chobe area is mostly visited in combination with the Okavango Delta and Linyanti Area. An added advantage of visiting Chobe is that Zimbabwe and Zambia are neighbouring countries and with the main attraction of Victoria Falls, which lies just over the northern border with Botswana, you can add this stopover to your itinerary with minimal fuss.
We at The Booking Company are the Botswana experts. We will gladly help and assist you with creating an itinerary in the Chobe Area. Whether you would prefer a Fly In safari, Mobile Safari, or a special tailor-made itinerary we can advise and book accordingly. The Chobe, Linyanti and Savuti areas offer a number of up-market game lodges, hotels and camps from the exclusive Chobe Chilwero Lodge, Kings Pool, Savute Elephant Camp to camping facilities. Chobe is also on the overland route from Botswana through to Victoria Falls and a 4X4 vehicle is recommended for this type of journey. We can advise on when the best times are to travel to Chobe as well as what to pack, travel insurance, medical recommendations and much more.
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