Famous for its huge elephant herds, a Chobe National Park safari provides a wildlife oasis, offering some of the best game viewing in Africa. This is big game country in the extreme and an old safari spot with plenty of history: visited by Livingstone in the mid - 1800's and a onetime favourite for big game hunters.
Today, the park's population of elephants, estimated to number 60,000, share pride of place with enormous herds of buffalo and some of the largest prides of lion in Africa (up to 30 individuals in some cases). Keep your eyes peeled for fascinating birdlife too, African skimmers and fish eagles are species to watch out for; one of the best ways to see them is with boat trips along the Chobe River.
While much of the Park is devoid of water during the dry season, the permanent water courses of the Chobe and Linyanti river systems ensure incredible levels of game viewing at this time of year. Countless numbers of wildlife come down to drink during the heat of the day, lining the river banks. Game drives are a staple part of exploring the region, while ardent fishermen can plunder the river depths. Cultural visits to local villages are perhaps one of the best ways to experience the human aspect of the Chobe.
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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero delivers incredible game viewing, with elephant the main focus, sweeping panoramic views and an excellent position above the Chobe River.
Situated in the town of Kasane and bordering the Chobe National Park, Chobe Safari Lodge overlooks the Chobe River and offers a number of accommodation options.
Offering an amazing mobile tented experience, Chobe Under Canvas brings you as close to the action as possible, moving to carefully selected positions to provide exclusive levels of game viewing.
Boasting spectacular views of the Caprivi Strip Muchenje Safari Lodge is a superb property bordering the Chobe National Park and offering outstanding game viewing.
Delivering magnificent views of the Chobe River this thatched lodge is found in the Chobe's quiet western frontier. It's a great base from which to explore the area and enjoy some game viewing.
A choice accommodation for exploration, Chobe Bush Lodge is set near the borders of four African countries and the boundaries of the Chobe National Park. Expect plenty of exciting activities and comfortable accommodation.
Enjoy phenomenal game viewing from Chobe Game Lodge and experience exciting sunset cruises along the Chobe River, which the lodge overlooks.
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