Africa’s River of Elephants
The Chobe National Park, one of the largest parks in Botswana is situated in northern Botswana on the banks of the majestic Chobe River. The Park is biologically diverse with rolling grass plains, dusty mopane woodlands and lush flood plains boasting with the highest concentration of elephants, buffalo and zebra in the world. Best visited in the dry season, the iconic wildlife and a myriad of bird species can be viewed during luxury morning and afternoon game drive and boat cruise safaris. The Chobe National Park is an ideal luxury Africa safari destination as it is located close to some of the Africa’s most visited natural attractions, like the Victoria Falls in neighboring Zimbabwe, while also offering easy access to other renowned luxury safari destinations further south.
Boat Cruises Provide a Unique Perspective of Botswana’s Wildlife
The Chobe River provides guests with the opportunity to explore this majestic river by boat, with your river guide steering you closer to the wildlife than ever before. Both luxury sunrise and sunset boat cruises are highly recommended and offer you a more unique perspective of the wildlife. Imagine seeing herds of elephants swimming across the River, their trunks raised, herds of buffalo and zebra drinking at the water’s edge and colorful birds breeding and feeding in the reeds and along the riverbanks. The Park is home to over 560 recorded bird species, and you will be able to spot and photograph some of these while cruising on the river.
Africa’s Greatest Density of Elephants & Wildlife
The Chobe National Park is home to Africa’s greatest concentrations of elephants. Hundreds may be seen along the riverbank in the dry season, along with buffalo, zebra, sable, roan, kudu, waterbuck, impala and reedbuck. You may even spot the rare red lechwe, or the indigenous Chobe bushbuck. Where prey species thrive, these will be followed closely by predators like lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyaena. All of these can be viewed in comfort during morning and afternoon luxury game drives and boat cruises.
Easy Access to Victoria Falls & The Rest of Botswana
Chobe National Park is situated close to the town of Kasane, a convenient transit hub facilitating further travel to other areas of Botswana or Zimbabwe. The majestic Victoria Falls is about an hour’s drive away, and easy to reach for a day tour or a lengthier luxury Victoria Falls safari stay. Kasane Airport also offers the convenience of luxury charter and regional flights to other regions of Botswana, including Savute, the Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans or the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
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