Chobe River


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Chobe’s prime safari spot


Flowing through the Chobe National Park and giving life to its surroundings, the Chobe River attracts many visitors to its banks. Its course eventually gushes into the Zambezi and thunders over Victoria Falls, a short 100-kilometre drive from the park’s north-eastern gate.

The Chobe winds along the park, taking the form of a marshy swampland that overflows with life. Visitors can take to the waters by boat and glide alongside wallowing hippo pods and crocodiles, or observe the incredible number of elephants that plod along its muddy shorelines. Safari by land is another incredible way to view the wildlife near Chobe River and visitors will be sure to spot lions and hyenas hidden in the underbrush, covertly eyeing the impala and zebra that are loitering close to the shoreline alongside wildebeest and buffalo.

The dry season promises the best game-viewing in the park as the Chobe’s inhabitants compete for water sources and the wildlife density sky-rockets around the water’s edge during the winter months. The wet summer months are no less spectacular as the park’s prolific birdlife reveals itself, with visitors having the opportunity to spot some of the 460 bird species found there.

 

Highlights

  • The Chobe River in Chobe National Park offers some of the most prolific game-viewing in the country – particularly in the dry season
  • The wet season shows off the park’s abundant birdlife - over 460 species have been recorded there
  • The Chobe River meets the Zambezi and then flows over Victoria Falls - easily reached from Chobe National Park
  • The park is easily reached via the airport found in the nearby town of Kasane

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