Chobe National Park Safaris

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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.

Sunset cruise on the Chobe Spot impressive fish eagle on a Chobe safari Ntwala Island Lodge

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.

Chobe Highlights

  • Some of the best game viewing in Africa, particularly during the dry season
  • Elephant herds in their thousands
  • Sunset cruises and boat safaris along the Chobe River, watching the wildlife come down to the water to drink
  • Some of Africa's largest lion prides (up to 30 individuals)
  • The chance to immerse in local culture with village visits
  • Fishing for tiger fish

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Selected Chobe Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Chobe

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An aerial shot of the Delta - Photo by Dana Allen

Botswana Northern Highlights Safari

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $5,760 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Chobe, Linyanti, Okavango Delta
Red Lechwe - by Dana Allen

Northern Botswana Big Game Safari

Days
8
Cost Per Person
From $6,000 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Chobe, Okavango Delta
AndBeyond Nxabega Camp

Chobe and Okavango Delta Safari

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $5,400 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Chobe, Okavango Delta, Savute
Okavango Delta - Photo by Wilderness Safaris

Botswana Adventure Safari

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $6,400 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Locations
Chobe, Linyanti, Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta

Chobe Accommmodation

All Botswana accommodations
  • Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero
    Bedroom

    Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero delivers incredible game viewing, with elephant the main focus, sweeping panoramic views and an excellent position above the Chobe River.

  • Chobe Safari Lodge
    Pool

    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.

  • Chobe Under Canvas
    Esterno di notte

    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.

  • Muchenje Safari Lodge
    Fireplace

    Boasting spectacular views of the Caprivi Strip Muchenje Safari Lodge is a superb property bordering the Chobe National Park and offering outstanding game viewing.

  • Ngoma Safari Lodge
    Exterior and pool

    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.

  • Chobe Bush Lodge
    Aerial view

    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.

  • Chobe Game Lodge
    A drink on the deck

    Enjoy phenomenal game viewing from Chobe Game Lodge and experience exciting sunset cruises along the Chobe River, which the lodge overlooks.