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Chobe National Park Travel Guide: 97 reviews and 384 photos

Thousands of hippo!

The Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana, covers 10,566 square km and has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. Its uniqueness in the abundance of wildlife and the true African nature of the region, offers a safari experience of a lifetime.

The Hippo is a massive, semi-aquatic mammal with a mass of up to 2,5 tonnes. It is able to walk under water on the river bed, and can remain submerged for five minutes. The Hippo is a strong and fast swimmer, and will attack when wounded or agitated. The fact that it is responsible for most human fatalities and injuries in the wild, renders it the most dangerous mammal in Africa.

Prolific birdlife

The birdlife is diverse, if not overwhelming in its numbers.
The Chobe river forms Botswana's northern border with Namibia and the boundary of southern Africa. Its water helps maintain a lush floodplain and rich variety of habitats vital to the multitude of animals that inhabit Chobe National Park.

Over 110,000 elephants in Chobe.

The most prominent feature of the Chobe National Park is the huge concentration of elephants. It is not only the elephants that make this very special park worth visiting, but also the astounding natural beauty. This park has an amazing variety of habitats, ranging from floodplains, baobab, and mopane trees and acacia woodlands, to verdant flood grasslands and thickets bordering the Chobe River.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Huge concentration of wildlife & astounding natural beauty.
  • Cons:It is so far away.
  • In a nutshell:Go and see it!
  • Last visit to Chobe National Park: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 6, 2004
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  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    What a variety of game and birds! And all so close. Great pictures and detailed info. I'm going there in June - hope to see as much as you did.

  • MikeBird's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    Did you have trouble with the Banded Mongooses in Chobe? They've been known to get into tents and create much devastation. Cute little fells though! Mike

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    Nice page Kevin!

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2008 at 6:21 AM

    Another review on this page. Great photos. Chobe is one of the top game parks in Africa and as I have no desire to visit Eastern Africa, Botswana is definitely on my list.

  • 1courage's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2007 at 2:45 AM

    Wow! No words! What a fantastic place! reading your page I had the sensation to visit the official site of the National Geographic>;-) By the way, I adore vultures as well. aren`t they just cute?:)

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2006 at 1:21 AM

    Great tips and photo's! I have just returned from Namibia but I think Botswana will be next! Nigel

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2006 at 12:31 PM

    I am looking into Botswana as a possible next destination. Your pages about this park are wonderful! You must also have a very good zoom on your camera to make such astounding pictures. Do U think it would be possible to do Botswana on self-drive? Corinne

  • AnitaJRT's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2006 at 6:34 AM

    Thanks again for all your great suggestions for Victoria Falls and Chobe. We'll try to follow each one during our trip. Your pages are wonderful -- lots of great tips and narrative.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2005 at 6:48 PM

    thanks for the great coverage of a dream destination . . . although my dream didn't include passing slowly under an elephant's rear end!

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2005 at 9:17 AM

    for sure,there we have to go..we'll follow your tracks,avoiding to swim..:-))

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