User Reviews – Chobe NP
Email Nikolay Landzhev | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Beautiful park with many scenic view next to the Chobe river. Great for animal watching.
Email Tess S | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Personally, I found the bush drives a little tame. The river cruises were better.
Email Markus | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
After Moremi and Savuti Chobe (east side) felt a bit like a zoo with More tourists than animals. Still lots to see especially elephants and baboons.
Chobe National Park, elephants EVERYWHERE!
I took a day trip to Chobe National Park as part of a vacation to Victoria Falls. My only regret is that I only had time to spend one day in this AMAZING park. Timing is everything and we were blessed with literally hundreds of elephants. From the river, we spent time with several families as they took turns rolling in the mud (to put on their "sunscreen"). We also saw several pairs of young male elephants trying to show off in the water. There were also several water buffalo, impalas, hippos, and birds. We had a delicious lunch and then went on a land game drive to the same area of the river. By early afternoon literally hundreds of elephants had arrived at the river. We had so many up close views of elephants and giraffes it was spell binding. We also saw impalas, gazelle deer, and some very busy dung beetles. Although we didn't see a huge variety of animals, it was more than made up for in the sheer volume. I can only imagine what life lives deeper in the park. Kudos to Botswana for their action against poachers and it's ability to maintain a high density of life! I would definitely travel to Botswana again, only I would stay for several days.
A fantastic day in Chobe national park and on the Cuando River
My wife and I booked a day trip from Victoria Falls to Chobe national park. The guide picked us up at the Botswana border and we spend the morning on a river safari at Cuando River. Beautiful view of the river and the landscape around, we get close to the animals like crocodiles, hippos and bathing elephants, and for a bird lover this was an excellent place to spend the morning. We saw kingfishers, egrets, bee-eaters (including the beautiful southern Carmine bee-eater), African Jacana, African Darter Southern red Bishop, African fish eagle and many many other birds.
After lunch we was driving into the Chobe national park and we get an opportunity to see the wildlife from another prospective than we did from the river. During this afternoon we see zebras, giraffes, antelopes, elephants, buffalos etc. etc. and late in the afternoon we was lucky to see a female lion passing a few meter from our car. The animals was relaxed and it was easy to get close to them to get a good view and good pictures. The birding in the park was fantastic with many different beautiful birds.
We was there in March and the weather was fine we just have a short rain shower in the afternoon. The guide was excellent with good knowledge of the park, animals and birds. This was a fantastic day and Chobe is one of my favourite national parks in Africa, and a visit to Victoria Falls are strongly recommended if you are in the area.
Email Remsberg.com | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
With excellent access by both land and water, Chobe is probably the best location for elephant viewing in all of Africa. The ability to view game up close silently from a drifting boat is unmatched anywhere. Botswana is safe and well governed and has done a fantastic job of managing natural resources and controlling tourism pressure. Many popular parks in the rest of Africa feel like large zoos crowded with tourists. Chobe feels like the real bush.
We take groups there each winter with remsberg.com and teach photography workshops staying at the excellent Garden Lodge in Kasane. There is no better place to learn wildlife photography than Chobe and it is so close to Vic Falls that you end up with an amazing two for one experience.
A fantastic place, Chobe N.P.
Last July of 2018, during a trip to Africa, I had the opportunity to visit the Chobe National Park. This place seemed like a paradise for a traveler and photographer, the safaris are amazing and fascinating, with all kinds of animals and birds. It is an explosion of wildlife and nature.
Of the several National Parks that I visited on that trip, this and the Okavango Delta are the ones I liked the most. For a lover of animals and wildlife, it is essential to visit the Chobe National Park.
Email Mathias | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The garden eden in a role model country
Chobe is one of the top destinations for safari in Botswana. You have plenty of different wildlife species. I really enjoyed the enormous number of elephants and also the lion population. The accomodation are not cheap, but with the high rates Botswana als protects the area against mass tourism. Only around Kasane it is very busy.
Email Richard Godfrey | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great national park. Very clean with professional staff and wonderful wildlife. The restaurant was first class and the bar prices reasonable. Would have liked an overnight stay in the lodge. First Class
A beautiful national park with huge numbers of amazing wildlife to see
During our stay, the most striking thing was the sheer numbers of animals in Chobe national park. We saw herds of elephants, giraffes, and buffalo among many other animals and saw 4 out of 5 of the Big 5. The river setting really made Chobe stand out and allowed for the viewing of animals in a different environment to many other safari locations.
We stayed at Chobe Marina Lodge which is a beautiful collection of lodges, right on the river. The food, accommodation and staff were all great as was seeing wild warthogs wandering past our accommodation.
Everything was taken care of by the attentive staff and we had the choice of river cruise safaris or truck safaris (we did both). One particular highlight has to be seeing the sun setting over the river from our boat.