Best Time to Visit – Chobe NP

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Chobe can be visited throughout the year. The park is seasonal, and wildlife migrates through the park with the seasons. The riverfront area is best visited in the dry months, from May to October. August to October are the best months here, but it gets extremely hot at that time of the year. During the wet months, animals, Burchell’s zebra specifically, migrate to the Savute Marsh, while Linyanti is best visited from April onward.

Best Time August to October (Best wildlife viewing at the riverfront area)
High Season July to October (The park gets crowded)
Low Season November to June (Low season rates may apply)
Best Weather May to August (Less hot during the day)
Worst Weather October (It gets extremely hot)

April to October Dry Season

  • Wildlife viewing along the riverfront gets better as the Dry season progresses
  • Most of the Dry season has the best weather
  • Sunsets on the river are phenomenal
  • July to October are high season months, and the riverfront area gets very busy
  • It is very dry and dusty
  • September and October are very hot

November to March Wet Season

  • There are huge concentrations of zebra and other wildlife at the Savute Marsh
  • Prolific numbers of baby animals attract predators
  • The best time for birders as migrants are present
  • There is less wildlife at the riverfront, as animals disperse
  • It is very hot
  • Afternoon showers can interfere with activities

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