​User Reviews – Chobe NP

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michielbesseling   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: May 25, 2015

Email michielbesseling  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

An amazing park,
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In april 2015 i had the opportunity to visit Chobe National Park on our trip to Victoria Falls. It has been a amazing experience. We first did a river cruise and after that a game drive from Kasane.

The most popular way to visit Chobe is a river cruise. The boats are huge, but believe me, that doesn't matter.
The boats leave Kasane in the early afternoon. You can bring your own drinks. Enjoy the sun, scenery and wildlife.
You'll see mostly elephants, hippo's, crocodile's and buffalo's. In the dry season herds of elephant and buffalo come to the river side to drink. It's amazing how many animals you'll see. I highly recommend this cruise to everyone.

In the early morning we left for a game drive through the park. We saw the sun rise. The park has beautiful small dirt roads on the river banks, hills and plains. We saw a lot of small game and birds. Springbok and Kudu's. Fish Eagles and Vultures. Mongoose and Baboons. Hippo, Buffalo and Giraffe.

On a game drive you must be lucky to see the big cats. We were not that lucky.

joscelyn_p   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: May 21, 2015

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

We witnessed wildlife beyond my wildest dreams!
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My father, husband and I traveled to Chobe National Park in April 2015. It was our first trip to Africa, and we stayed three nights at Muchenje Safari Lodge. It truly was an amazing experience. I couldn't have imagined the wildlife we would see or how close we would get to elephant and buffalo herds, lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, lizards, baboons, monkeys, warthogs and antelopes. I also have never seen so many beautiful, colorful birds including the southern carmine bee-eater, lilac-breasted roller and wire-tailed swallow. While we were there we went on early morning, full day and sunset game drives as well as a river cruise. Our guide, Synack, was very knowledgable and respectful of the animals and the park. April was the perfect time to travel. There weren't that many people, and we couldn't have asked for better weather. There only was one brief rain shower while we were there, and when it was over the sun came out and we saw a full rainbow. Chobe National Park is a place that touches your soul. I wouldn't hesitate to come back.

Philip Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: May 18, 2015

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An amazing park, with some wonderful encounters with elephants in particular.

Iain in Pagham   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2015 Reviewed: May 17, 2015

Email Iain in Pagham  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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We stayed in Chobe Elephant Camp - it 's new - absolutely brilliant great food, accommodation and the staff are incredibly helpful. I have to mention Dorcus she was just wonderful, full of fun and really good at helping us. The Camp is high up with lovely views over Namibia and is totally open so it feels light and spacious. The area has a range of habitats from woods to grasslands to the river forming the Nambian boundary. As it says on the tin there are a lot of elephants here and one could never trie of watching them. One thing we had never seen was two elephants rising out of the river having crossed from Namibia on the bottom totally submerged using their trunks to breathe. We took a boat trip on the river - not to be missed, lots of elephants and birds and just peaceful not being shaken about in a 4x4. We only had two nights here which was just enough, given how lovely the camp was another night would have been good. As with the other camps we were pretty much on our own and met very few people when we wer eout - a real opportunity to feel part of the environment.

Beverly Houwing   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: May 11, 2015

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Great place to experience game viewing from the water.

chrispenfold Visited: February 2014 Reviewed: May 9, 2015

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I loved Botswana, especially the Chobe National Park, where we saw an abundance of wildlife and in particular, elephants, monkeys, lions & hippo. We stayed in the North near Kasane.
http://tinyurl.com/pfvy66q I would love to go back.

fabian piorkowsky   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: January 2015 Reviewed: May 7, 2015

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

the true beauty of Africa and her animals at land and in the water
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Chobe National Park is one of the most amazing places to experience Africa in her full beauty. The biggest concentration of Elephants anywhere in the world, and all others in abundance on land, in the water and in between.

C H   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: May 3, 2015

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing elephant river crossings
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Guide was great. The boat ride on the river was an amazing way to see the wildlife from a different perspective. Wildlife was a bit scarce but we did have two river crossings to watch with elephants which was the key highlight. Great sunsets. Chobe Elephant Camp was great, the staff were very accommodating.

oldparson   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: May 1, 2015

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Wonderful for birds and elephants.
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This was a one-day visit from our base at Victoria Falls. We love birds so that was a priority for us. We have seen the bigger animals in Zambia's South Luanga NP. The tour was arranged from our hotel and was with Bushtracks. The organisation ran like clockwork - courteous staff who helped us through the border crossings which looked intimidating but were easy. There were just 6 of us in the party. We started with the river tour which was quiet from a wildlife point of view to start with, however an hour in and we started to see lots of birds - which our guide was pleased to follow and get good views of. Our guide knew all the birds we saw and was informative but not intrusive to the experience. A woodland kingfisher and carmine bee-eaters being highlights. Great view of elephants coming down to the water to drink, then the hippos and crocodiles completed the morning. Lunch at a lodge was an excellent buffet. The afternoon overland safari gave us great views of more elephants, giraffe, impala and warthogs. No big cats seen - and the zebra had migrated to Namibia. Weather was cool - low 20s, overcast and dry. There were a lot of other safari vehicles all following the same route - our guide explained they had to keep to set tracks so we couldn't go and see what was attracting the vultures a couple of hundred metres away. However he did try hard to keep us away from from the larger group and we had great views and enjoyed our day.

tosakan2000   –  
Germany DE
Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Apr 25, 2015

Email tosakan2000  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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I never saw so many elephants and hippos outside the water like there - even at 12.00 a.m.
But I saw many other animals too - much more than on my safari trips in South Africa and Namibia.

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