​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.

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Chobe National Park 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.

Visitors to this area usually fly into Kasane Airport (BBK), and self-drive visitors can pick up their 4x4 there.

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.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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Domestic Flights

Charter 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 & Other Entry Requirements

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

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