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Chobe National Park

Situated in the south of Africa, Botswana is famed for being home to the most spectacular wildlife on the planet. Strongly committed to maintaining their animal population, the country has devoted 38% of its land for the conservation of the animal world, making it a superior destination for an African safari.

Visitors are drawn to Botswana for its unfaltering natural beauty – vast expanses of plains unencumbered by construction, spectacular sunsets and clear night skies for stargazing. Set against this backdrop are the many thousands of exotic and endangered animals that you can catch a glimpse of during a safari tour in Botswana.

Chobe National Park is the third largest in the country, covering 11,700 square kilometres and home to a huge range of biodiversity, with the largest concentration of elephants in Africa – an estimated 50,000 live there. It is also a bird-watcher’s paradise, with almost 500 species on record.

The park is divided into separate areas: the Chobe Riverfront, the Savuti Marsh and the Linyanti Marsh. The Chobe riverfront – in close proximity to Victoria Falls – is an important watering spot for herds of elephants, buffalo, sable and giraffe. You can also take a boat trip along the river to spot the hippos and crocodiles in the water and on the banks. The Savuti marsh is the perfect place to spot wildebeest, warthogs, impalas and zebras on the seemingly endless savanna, while visiting the Linyanti marsh gives you a chance to pass through woodlands and lagoons, home to lions, leopards and antelopes – to name just a few.

Going on a Chobe National Park Safari gives you the chance to explore one of the most unspoilt natural landscapes on earth, and all its inhabitants.

Park Highlights

  • Discover Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • Relax on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Take a ‘Flight of Angels’ helicopter ride for a birds eye view of the majestic falls
  • Boat trip on the Chobe River where you can watch large herds of elephants
  • Game drives in Chobe National Park searching for wildlife

Travel Seasons

  • Jun–Oct – High Season. Peak time and low availability for lodges in the north, warm days and dry nights, October can be very hot.
  • May & Nov – Shoulder Season. May nights can be cold, but otherwise an ideal and cheaper time to travel.
  • May & Nov – Shoulder Season. May nights can be cold, but otherwise an ideal and cheaper time to travel.

General Information

  • Currency – Pula
  • Languages – Setswana, English, Afrikaans
  • Size – 581,730 sq km, about the size of France or Kenya
  • Population – 2.250 million (2016)

Travel Insurance

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Health and Safety

  • The CDC recommends the following vaccinations for Botswana: hepatitis A and typhoid. Check with your doctor which other vaccinations you might need and make sure your routine vaccinations are all up-to-date.
  • Malaria is present in Botswana – get medical advice on which prophylaxis to take.
  • Yellow fever is not a risk but if you are travelling from an infected region you will need a yellow fever certificate as an entry requirement.
  • It is best to stick to drinking bottled water.

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Pros

  • Low-density tourism and eco friendly lodges
  • Excellent wildlife viewing in the northern parks, Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Chobe
  • Beautiful and diverse scenery of dry desert, saltpans, savannah grasslands and delta waterways
  • Low population and vast undeveloped areas
  • Political stability and safety

Cons

  • Access to the best areas comes at a premium
  • Availability can be limited during high season

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Arriving in Botswana

  • Most travellers arrive by air, usually through the regional hub Johannesburg and then into Gabarone or Maun
  • Regional connections also include Windhoek, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Hwange and Harare
  • If you are already in the region (Zambia, Namibia or Zimbabwe) then you can drive into Botswana

Getting Around

  • Botswana is a large country with much safari travel being done in light aircraft from local airports Kasane and Maun
  • Maun is the major safari hub with hundreds of light aircraft flights into the bush every month
  • Most safari itineraries include all transport

Visas

  • Visas are not required by most visitors, but please check before travel –
    Botswana Visas

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