User Reviews – Chobe NP

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Janette   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 31, 2017

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

Lots to see but too many people
Overall rating

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.

Larry W   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Oct 30, 2017

Email Larry W  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating

The park is being eaten alive by too many elephants.

Boon Hong Seto   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2017

Email Boon Hong Seto  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

Same as above

Jessica   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2017

Email Jessica  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

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.

Regula   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2017

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

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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!

Wolfgang Stark   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2017

Email Wolfgang Stark  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating

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!.

Mark   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Aug 13, 2017

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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.

Sully858   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Jul 14, 2017

Email Sully858  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

Get on the river! Whatever you do be sure to take a pontoon boat ride at sunset. It's incredible. We saw Crocs on the river bank, Bald Eagles in the trees, Elephants drinking from the river, pods of Hippos, Water Buffalo, Impala and a bunch of birds.

Jacqueline Taylor   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Jun 28, 2017

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Overall rating

We saw plenty of animals , cats, elephants and hyenas.We also enjoyed the boat cruises along the Chobe River.

hjreitsma   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: March 2005 Reviewed: Jun 10, 2017

Email hjreitsma  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating

Lots of hyppo's, elephants and other wildlife (verry close to the hotel)

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
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