Popular regions in Botswana
- Africa’s largest concentration of Elephants
- A big predator population
- Some of the best in birding during the summer months
- Game viewing by boat and dugout canoe
- Victoria Falls is ideally close for a day trip
- Wonderful accommodation variety options.
Best time to travel:
May to November when elephants and buffalo congregate around water holes along the Chobe river and in the central parts of the park around Savuti, are the best months.
The Chobe River in the north gives its name to the park. The 11 700²km park was established in 1968. The Chobe River rises in the northern Angolan highlands, travels long distances before it reaches Botswana at Ngoma. The Chobe, Okavango and Zambezi rivers’ courses are affected by fault lines that are extensions of the Great Rift Valley. These rivers carry more water than all other rivers in Southern Africa.
The park is divided into four geographical areas: the Chobe Riverfront, the Ngwezumba pans, Savuté and Linyanti; each with its own distinct habit of floodplains, swamps, savannah and woodlands. Of these four areas the Chobe Riverfront is the most famous and popular with its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river. Any afternoon drive during this period will soon get you within a stone throw of elephants and some areas such as the main Serondella road will be filled with hundreds of elephants making it almost impassable as they make their way to the river to drink, bathe and play.
All along the river the road makes many loops to viewpoints where one can see up to 15 different species of animals at one time. Of these the waterbuck, lechwe, puku (the only part in Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons are the most common. Nearby are the predator lion, leopard, hyena and jackal wait their chances.
A river cruise will get you real close to hippos, crocodiles and many of the species of water birds such as the Fish Eagle, Pel’s Fish Owl, stork, cormorant, heron, kingfisher and darter. The park has 460 bird species and is regarded as among Africa’s best places for birding safaris. Amongst these the high soaring Martial eagle and colourful carmine bee-eater and lilac breasted rollers stand out.
Luxury Safari Packages in Botswana
We specialise in building tailor-made holidays that suit every clients individual requirements, however, our expert consultants can help you with inspiration and suggested experiences:
6 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
Northern Botswana and Southern Zambia are 2 amazing regions renowned for their iconic and world famous natural highlights, including The Okavango Delta, one of earths last edens, Chobe National park, home to the most elephants in one national park in Africa, and Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of Southern Africa.
7 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
An amazing combination of 3 amazing areas of Northern Botswana. The Okavango Delta, one of earths last Eden’s, the Savute channel region teeming with predators and large herds of mammals, and then finally Chobe National Park, one of the last places on earth known to have such a dense population of elephant- over 60 000!
Family, Honeymoon, Tailor Made
9 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
Visit “the smoke that thunders”, better known as The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and enjoy some fantastic Safari experiences at top, world class Luxury hotels and Lodge part of the Belmond Safari group Lodges. Luxury is Key! Victoria Falls and Botswana.
Exclusive, Family, Honeymoon
South Africa, Botswana
10 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
This complete fly in package offers you the opportunity to compare South Africa’s Kruger National Park with Botswana’s premier Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta (the last Eden on earth). This package also include the iconic Victoria Falls. 3 totally different areas.
Exclusive, Honeymoon, Tailor Made
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana
14 Nights / 5 Star Luxury Safari
Enjoy ultimate luxury, while visiting some of the most beautiful areas in Southern Africa, Cape Town, Botswana & Zimbabwe! Luxury starts, from the very moment you arrive at Cape Town International Airport.