If you want to see spectacular wildlife add Chobe National Park to your bucket list. The second largest park in Botswana, it features the largest population of elephants in Africa (about 30 000), prominent pride of charismatic lions, and so much more.
Enjoy fantastic game viewing and bird watching opportunities in Chobe which is very close to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Kasane is your main airport and its central location makes it great to visit both regions. Have you ever seen lion stalk elephant? See awesome predator interactions like this along with leopards hunting, waterbuck grazing and the ever-present call of the fish eagle.
Appreciate stunning sunsets over the Chobe River on romantic sundowner boat cruises. Photograph this diamond in Botswana’s tiara. From sunsets to fish eagles and herds of elephants crossing in front of you. View this wide expanse of water, floodplains, forests and sand ridges from a boat or 4×4. Linyanti and Savuti further upstream also promise awesome game sightings.
Seek out the endangered African Wild Dog. Head to Chobe and Savutito experience their unique hunting methods. There are only about 2 000 individuals left on earth. Scan the rivers and swamps for plenty of hippos,puku, Red lechwe and rare sitatunga. Some 19 species of antelope occur in the park, from the 700kg Eland to the 7kg Sharpe’s grysbok!
Take a break from seeking the Big 5 –it is equally exciting to find smaller creatures. Look out for caracal, serval, African wild cat, warthogs, jackals, baboons and monkeys. Take time to wait for rare honey badgers, aardvarks and pangolins as well as caracal and serval. Game viewing is the number one attraction in Chobe National Park.