Located in northeastern Botswana, focused around the Chobe River and it's extensive floodplains, Chobe National Park contains some of the most significant concentrations of game on the African continent. Bounded to the north by the Chobe River, the park includes floodplains, swamps and woodlands.

LOCATED IN NORTHEAST BOTSWANA
CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

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. Starting as the Cuando River in Angola, which flows west through Namibia, then becoming the Linyanti, the Chobe River is the lifeblood of this region. 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.

The park can be accessed by road in Botswana via Kasane, and from neighbouring countries from Kazungula (ferry and soon by road bridge). Visitors can also fly into Kasane International Airport from Johannesburg and Gaborone, or into Zambia (Livingstone) and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) and travel across by road. Transfers to accommodation in and around Kasane can be arranged. And, flights to individual lodges and bush camps can be arranged from Kasane Airport, via light aircraft. These flights must be arranged with your tour operator or destination lodge.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
SIZE & MAIN ATTRACTIONS

Chobe National Park was the first National Park established in Botswana, with its origins as a non-hunting area reaching back as far as 1932. Now the third-largest national park in Botswana, Chobe National Park covers an area of 11,700 sq km; approximately the same size as Qatar. Considered the most biologically diverse park in the country, it is characterised by four distinct ecosystems: the hardwood woodlands and floodplains of the Serondela area along the Chobe River in the northeast; the vast Savuti Marsh in the western part of the park; the Linyanti Marsh in the northwest; and the Nogatsaa grass woodland that lies between the Savuti and Linyanti areas.

These four areas provide unique and compelling wilderness experiences, from the large breeding herds of elephant and predators of the Serondela to the wide variety of antelope that grace the marshlands of the Savuti and Linyanti.

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. Ideal for first-time safari visitors, as the drier conditions force the animals to the river and main channels of the marshes for water. This means that it is easier to see animals. 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

 

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

SAFARI LODGES, CAMPSITES, SELF-CATERING & MORE

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
PARK, CAMPS AND WILDLIFE

Photographs taken of the national park, wildlife camps and their facilities. Explore the Chobe National park through a variety of images below.