Things to do in Chobe National Park

Top Things to Do in Chobe National Park

Things to Do in Chobe National Park



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Top Attractions in Chobe National Park

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  • Sanne H
    4 contributions
    Savuti is almost guaranteed to deliver, when it comes to game drives. In just a few hours we saw hundreds of elephants, thousands of zebra and springbok plus giraffes, buffalo, wildebeest, kudu, etc. as well as a varied birdlife, including vultures feasting on a meal of leftover elephant. That said - considering the exorbitant entrance fees to the park, there should be a little left over to update the signs in the park. Many have, I suspect, been used by elephants etc. to rub itchy spots, the directions on the signs are worn off and impossible to read, or the signs have been tipped over. It is very easy to loose your way and ending up in the wrong place. As for the tar roads leading to the north of Botswana - they are a disgrace. The road from Sehitwa via Shakawe we named Pothole Avenue - the tar is in some places nonexistent, which is almost to be preferred to giant potholes that are almost impossible to avoid. The same goes for the Maun-Nata-Kasane road. The government of Botswana should be ashamed of not maintaining the infrastructure - but maybe the politicians are more interested in short term mining adventures with foreign investors skimming the profits and ruining the roads with heavy trucks. Botswana could learn a lot from Namibia - if you want to experience Savuti, go via Caprivi if possible. Both Maun and Kasane have a lot of lovely, expensive lodges, campsites and also a growing amount of private guesthouses. The towns is growing, but apparently without much thought to the main source of income: Tourism. In the evening, the old centre of Kasane is practically dead, no evening life, except at the lodges and larger guesthouses. A bit of city planning would go a long way. But city planners seem to be interested solely in developing industrial areas and boring mainstream malls on the outskirts of Kasane. The same goes for Maun. No places to stroll in the evening, you need to take your car to a specific place. We lived in Botswana 30 years ago, back then Kasane and Maun were small, but lively and pleasant to visit!
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Curiosity47605127746
    4 contributions
    We had a great time at the wildlife park. It’s worth a stop. It cost about $7 USD per person for a guided tour, and half the price for unguided. During the tour we got to see and learn about some local wildlife. Most of the animals had been injured and were there for rehabilitation or for their life as they could not be returned to the wild. The facility is affiliated with Virginia Tech and has a research component as well. One feels good about supporting the operation. The guided tour took about 45 minutes and an hour is more than enough to slowly take your time through the park. It is small with maybe 20 different animals but again worth the stop.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Laura B
    1 contribution
    Second time in Chobe National Park with Moabi and it was just as wonderful as the first time! We saw four of the big five, many birds and antelopes. Overall a very enjoyable day with one of the best guide we have ever had.
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • vacmom
    Connecticut24 contributions
    Did a river safari on the way to Nogatssa pans lodge. Enjoyed seeing the animals from the river - able to see more hippos and crockadiles. Loads of elephants, water buffalo and antelopes. Then to Nogatssa where the animals came to us - we sat on out porch and watched them drink. We could hear them at night as they walked by our tents. Instead of looking for cars as we walked back to the main lodge we needed to keep out eyes open for elephants and buffalo. What an experience
    Written 6 November 2018
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  • DuncanTCH
    East Greenbush, NY1 272 contributions
    We wrapped up our 10 day vacation in Botswana at the Serondela Reserve in Chobe and what a way to wrap up! The Serondela Reserve put on its best show for us and we loved every moment of it....lions with their young, elephants playing in the river and boatrides past hippos cooling themselves in the shallow waters before turning around and warming themselves on the banks of the river. All this and amazing sunsets too! Definitely a highlight of our trip and we can't wait to return.
    Written 23 December 2022
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  • Stalex24
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands873 contributions
    A boat trip on the Linyanti river gives an excellent perspective on the 'action' on the river banks: drinking elephants and giraffes, but also lions and antelope. It is also a nice change from the bumpy game drives in a safari vehicle. The boat ride is very calm and relaxing.
    Written 16 May 2019
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  • Ed P
    Peterborough, UK363 contributions
    Visited here during our stay in Botswana. Member of staff who showed us around was really nice and very knowledgeable. Showed us around the breeding pens and crocs at various stages. The outside areas have some huge crocodiles in! Very interesting and worth a visit!
    Written 14 November 2023
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  • nickytravels
    East London, South Africa478 contributions
    Worth the short walk to view - follow the main road out of town towards the Park and you’ll find it in the left.
    Situated right outside of the Police Station.
    Information Boards are helpful to give context.
    Written 2 November 2022
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  • Dave D
    37 contributions
    We found it difficult to get any information about this place in advance, but it worth persevering. There are several different aspects to the park. There is a boardwalk footpath that takes you along by the river. It has benches and picnic spots. This may not be accessible if there are dangerous animals around; there is a guard who keeps an eye out for them and warns you not to go any further. Another part is the cultural village. This consists of homesteads of four different tribes. We were lucky in that we joined a small group who had booked a tour in advance. this meant that the park had arranged for tribes people to come and demonstrate traditional skills. The guides were very informative. There was also a display of traditional singing and dancing. There is also an exhibition hall and theatre, but we did not go to these. We walked to the park from Kasane, it was doable but quite hot and long.
    Written 21 September 2016
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  • cggs
    Spain83 contributions