Getting There – Chobe NP

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Chobe NP has several areas that can be visited. The most popular and accessible area is the riverfront, which is just outside Kasane. Chobe Gate is located 6km/3mi west of Kasane and 80km/49mi west of Victoria Falls. The drive from Victoria Falls takes just over an hour.

Boat trips leave from Kasane directly into the park. Visitors to this area usually fly into Kasane Airport (BBK), and self-drive visitors can pick up their 4x4 at the airport.

The Savuti and Linyanti areas can be reached by 4x4 in the Dry season, but most people fly-in by chartered plane to their lodge.

Another popular point of entry to the country is Maun Airport (MUB). From here you can fly on to Kasane. Driving is also possible – it’s about 600km/370mi.

When combining a safari in northern Botswana with a visit to Victoria Falls, it is common to fly into Kasane or Maun and depart from Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) in Zimbabwe, or Livingstone Airport (LVI) (also called Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport) in Zambia.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Botswana, and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

TourCharter flights between parks will usually be booked by the tour operator as part of your tour package.

Domestic flights to Kasane can be booked through Air Botswana

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Botswana page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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