Chobe National Park is home to a large elephant population, which makes for a fascinating and exhilarating visit. Located in Botswana’s far northeast, the park is one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa and is home to more than 440 species of bird and rare antelope.
The park is made up of four contrasting ecosystems ranging from thick forest to marshy swampland, open savannah and dry hinterland; the variety attracting a diverse animal population, from giraffes to bee-eaters. The southern reach of Chobe National Park is home to the Savute Marsh, a dramatic and diverse landscape of dry, desert-like plains alongside watering holes and vibrant grasslands. The area is perfect for safari adventurers and is a dream for photographers.
Holidays to Chobe National Park usually include a boat trip along the wide ribbon of river, where you can spot elephant and buffalo, a huge array of birdlife and sometimes lions. Traditional game drives by vehicle hug the curves of the river, so you’ll be able to see the sights from two different vantage points. During the dry season the scorched earth and low grasses make it easy to spot the resident wildlife. Due to the park’s proximity to Victoria Falls it’s easy to arrange a multi-centre holiday to the thundering waterfall, the ideal addition to a safari holiday in Botswana.