This utopia, located in northeastern Botswana, is focused around the Chobe River and its extensive floodplains, which draws abundant game and birdlife all year round and especially during the dry season. Chobe National Park contains some of the most significant concentrations of elephants on the African continent. Bordered to the north by the Chobe River, the park includes floodplains, swamps and woodlands.

Essential Traveller Information

Situated in the northeast corner of Botswana, sharing adjoining borders with Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe at the Quadripoint, Chobe National Park is an ideal destination to experience the best of Africa’s Eden. The Chobe River is the lifeblood of this region and starts as the Cuando River in Angola, which flows west through Namibia, then becoming the Linyanti. As a large tributary of the mighty Zambezi River, the Chobe River and its surrounding ecosystems provide spectacular wilderness experiences in Botswana’s portion of Africa’s Eden. Road access to Chobe National Park is through Kasane in Botswana; neighbouring countries can access it from Kazungula Border Post. Visitors can fly into Kasane International Airport from Johannesburg (South Africa) and Gaborone (Botswana). They can also fly into Zambia (Livingstone) or Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) and travel by road. Transfers can be arranged for accommodation in and around Kasane. Flights, via light aircraft, to individual lodges and bush camps can be provided from Kasane Airport. Your tour operator or destination lodge will assist in arranging these flights.

The dry season – from May to November – sees moderate to warm daytime temperatures and cooler evenings, with excellent game viewing opportunities due to reduced vegetation cover. The drier conditions force the animals to move to the river and main channels of the marshes for water. The congregation of animals near the water makes it easier to see them and is perfect for first-time safari visitors. The wet season – December to April – is much warmer during the day, with higher humidity and short, intense rain showers and storms in the afternoons, especially in January and February. While game viewing is considered more challenging at this time, the explosion of new plant and animal life across the park that follows is worth the additional effort—all of this against the backdrop of intense, spectacular stormy skylines throughout.

Gate times: Sunrise to Sunset

Fees Local (per day):

  • Citizen BWP 10
  • Resident BWP 30
  • Non-resident BWP 70


MAP OF Chobe National Park

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