User Reviews – Chobe NP
Email Louise | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
We dropped a star only because , having seen the migration in the Masai, Chobe doesn’t quite offer the huge game herds that can been seen on the savannah. However it is still beautiful and, apart from Cheatah we saw everything we wanted to.
Email Teresa de la Vega | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
We saw so many animals on our first day!
Email Phill | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Chobe national park is an incredible place that is not too busy and offers some incredible sunrise/sunsets on the backdrop of the Chobe river. It is not too busy with tourists once you are deep enough into the park. The abundance of wildlife is astonishing where you will almost never go more than 5-minutes without at least seeing a herd of Impalas and overall during my visit I saw popular animals such as hippos, crocodiles, lions, zebras, buffalo, giraffes and even on one occasion a leopard. During my visit in June, the temperature varied quite greatly, where during the day it was hot but at night and early morning it would also drop quite low and so packing warmer clothes is advised. However I don't recall seeing a cloud in the sky during my entire stay so it is always sunny during the day and starry at night.
Chobe is more of a longer stretch of land with more open spaces.
Email Helene de Ridder | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Excellent for bird and wildlife photography
Email Mikke.B | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Spectacular national park with lots to see
We spent two nights and three days in Chobe national park. Our park ranger drivers were very knowledgeable about the wildlife in the park. They were very cooperative in allowing us sufficient time for taking pictures. The scenery was gorgeous, especially near the river. The accommodations and food were great. Overall our Chobe experience was amazing!
During my visit to Chobe national park, i stayed at Chobe Game Lodge, which was truly amazing: the staff was so attentive, everything was milimetrically planned and the only thing you have to worry about is training your eyes to spot the animals among those amazing landscapes.
the chobe river makes this park quite unique, with spectacular sunsets from the cruises, and also gives space to a lot of birds. On the other hand, chobe is the greatest elephant reserve i have ever seen.
Guides at chobe game lodge were really well trained, and it was specially remarkable how the lodge has invested in electric safari cars, which generate no pollution and, whats even better, make almost no noise and do not scare animals away.
Last but not least, food was 10/10 during my stay.
Abundant wildlife next to the beautiful Chobe River
What stood out immediately at Chobe National Park was simply the incredible density of animals in the park. While driving along the bush roads, it was common to see herds of elephants passing by, giraffes galloping alongside the Jeep, or even lions taking a rest. The weather was beautiful, although small amounts of rain were not uncommon. The paths were soft and smooth compared to other parks, making travel fairly quick and comfortable. Wide open vistas allowed not only for easy viewing of impala, zebra, and many other animals, but also provided an ideal backdrop for lunch breaks and pit stops. The proximity to the Chobe River allowed for great opportunity to see animals and many birds in a new environment. Overall, Chobe National Park is an amazing park that guarantees fun for whatever animals, birds, or landscapes you may seek.
Email matttrevillion | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Beautiful wildlife, scenery and experiences. Exciting game drives.
Email Lisa C | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
For the part of Chobe we were in, I think 3 stars is almost on the generous side for "bush vibe". It is pretty crowded with game drive vehicles and you can find yourself stuck in a long parade of them, although our driver took pains to try & get us out & away from the others. But with so many vehicles in the area, it didn't really give us much of a "bush vibe", which to us infers a sense of being out somewhat alone in the wilderness. When lions were spotted next to the road, it was a positive gridlock of traffic, all elbowing to get a vantage point. As cool as it was to see lions, the circus atmosphere of what had to have been 10 game drive vehicles surrounding them, took a little bit of an edge off the thrill of seeing them.