User Reviews – Chobe NP
Email Tim Barry | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
We loved the wildlife but were less impressed with the other catagories. We also realize it was merely a preference on our part.
Email Inga | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Chobe is a vast park but it's full of animals who are pretty used to the traffic of tourists and you can get very close to them. Just show some patience.
Email Julian | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Good wildlife but unfortunately no rhinos. Plenty of birds and nice scenery
Email Janette | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Lots to see but too many people
We spent two nights near the park at Chobe Bush Lodge which was excellent. We went on a early morning safari drive and an afternoon boat cruise. Others from our group did an afternoon drive as well.
Even though we saw lots of excellent wildlife including two lions stalking some warthogs, it was way too crowded during both the morning drive and the boat cruise. There were often dozens of safari vehicles/boats around a good animal sighting with some vehicles hogging the best spot for ages and we often had to wait. This was mainly for lions (we didn't see anything else really special). And when it came to the sunset part of the cruise, lots of small boats sat in front of our bigger boats spoiling our view - there was plenty of room for them elsewhere. Our boat moved somewhere else to avoid these boats. These experiences spoilt the park for us. We actually saw much more in Kruger and it was less crowded.
However, friends who did the afternoon safari drive said there weren't so many other groups and they had some excellent sightings including the rare wild dog.
Email Larry W | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
The park is being eaten alive by too many elephants.
Email Boon Hong Seto | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Same as above
Email Jessica | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We took a mid-day (motored) game drive and still saw lots of animals, including lions. We took a pontoon trip in late afternoon/sunset and were able to see elephants, crocodiles and hippos up close, which was really special.
Email Regula | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
It was the busiest park we visited and since you have to drive 30 Min to park entrance all are there at the same time - makes it a little less authentic and more organized!
Email Wolfgang Stark | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amongst the largest amount of African Elephants in Africa, amazing seeing the diverse range of animals (hippos, crocodiles, birds, Kudu) scattered through them. Lovely scenery as well, being on almost an island. The river cruise was a highlight and the game drive was also great, we saw a Lion!.
Everything was perfect about this safari, except the season. We've been there at the end of still wet season, with too much water around and too tall grass to hide for wildlife. Did not spot big cats at all. However, a lot of hypos, zebras, giraffes, elephants, different kinds of antelopes, beautiful birds.