General The second largest National Park in Botswana is well-known for its Elephant population numbering upwards of 60,000. With one of the highest concentrations of game in Southern Africa this national park is one of the most popular especially along the easily accessed Chobe riverfront in the northeast.
Location Situated in the northeast of Botswana bordering Moremi Game Reserve (to the southwest) this National Park is best accessed through Kasane village in the northeastern tip of Botswana. The Chobe river flows along the northern boundary of Chobe - separating Botswana from the Caprivi strip in Namibia. Chobe is also accessible from Moremi or Maun via Savuti in the southwest. There is a tarred road between Kasane and Ngoma that cuts through the northern section of Chobe connecting Botswana with Namibia. Wildlife Almost all of Botswana's mammals can be seen in this vast National Park. There are four main areas each with its own unique habitat and biodiversity. Savuti in the southwest with its open grassland, rocky outcrops and surrounding woodland provides ideal habitat for a wide variety of game including Elephant, Zebra, Giraffe, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah - indeed Savuti is well-known for its excellent sightings of predators. Linyanti with its forested river frontage and the Chobe river front in the north are also popular destinations - with the latter being famous for its Buffalo hunting Lions and huge Elephant herds.
Camping There are 3 campsites in the National Park - at Linyanti, Ihaha (along the Chobe riverfront) and Savuti each with its own character. The ablution block at Savuti is impressive - being modern and well looked after. Hyena frequent the campsites at night and care must be taken not to leave any food in the tents. There are standpipes at all of the campsites however the water is not suitable for drinking unless it is chemically treated and boiled. Photos See below for a selection of photos taken in Chobe National Park