Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park and the Savute area are renowned for great herds of elephant that come to drink and play along the sandy riverbanks of the Chobe River. As the end of the dry season nears in September and October, it’s not uncommon to see hundreds of elephants at a time. Boat trips are a great way to get a view of the enormous herds. Elephants aside, the game viewing in Chobe is excellent with a wide variety of animals and birds. The Chobe River, near Kasane, is the only place in Botswana where puku are found, often in the company of lechwe and impala. Our favorite camp along the Chobe River is Chobe Game Lodge, or for something more unique, the Chobe Princess houseboat.
Easily accessible from Victoria Falls and Livingstone, this park is Botswana’s busiest destination. During peak season it can get quite crowded, in part, due to its accessibility from the Falls as a day trip. Also, given Botswana’s dedication to a high-cost/low-density tourism model, the National Parks and public campgrounds offer the most affordable taste of the country’s wildlife.
Savute, a more remote area of Chobe, is popular for spotting Botswana’s largest predators. The famed Savute Marsh is fertile hunting grounds for its fierce lion prides who have a particular knack for taking down buffalo and elephant. In this region, we love Savute Under Canvas and Savute Elephant Lodge.
Our favorite accommodation in Chobe National Park
Chobe Game Lodge, the only lodge within Chobe National Park, is a classic older safari lodge. It is situated in one of the best possible locations along the Chobe River, deep in elephant territory. It has the advantage of being inside the park which gives you a head start over crowds entering through the main […]
Chobe Chilwero Camp, Chobe Chilwero is located on the banks of the Chobe River bordering Chobe National Park. Chilwero is an upmarket property with luxurious rooms providing comforts of home, such as air-conditioning, along with facilities for really pampering yourself, like their treehouse spa treatment room. The main areas of the lodge have spectacular panoramas […]
Savute Under Canvas, AndBeyond’s Savute Under Canvas is a camping experience unlike any other where guests can experience luxury, adventure and closeness with nature. The comfortable canvas tents include bucket showers and ensuite bathrooms. Dinners are prepared and served al fresco. Relaxing around a campfire at the end of the day and listening to the […]
Ghoha Hills, Situated on a hill in the Chobe National Park’s Savute region, this beautiful camp offers good value for money in a reliable game-viewing area. Stylishly decorated in natural colors, the rooms and main areas have stunning views of the waterholes and plains that are home to Savute’s abundant of game. The property was […]
A relaxed, intimate, river safari experience