Mother moneky and Baby Monkey in Chobe

The Mighty Chobe

The Chobe area is an area defined by a monumental park and the giant Chobe River. It is however, most known for the massive elephant population in the area. Over 70,000 elephants live in the area, and this population is growing. The area is also home to large populations of buffalo, giraffe, lion, and leopard. For game viewing, Chobe is fantastic. Its proximity to Victoria Falls also makes adds to the allure of this beautiful region.

Sunset river cruises are a must while in Chobe, and the assortment of wildlife to admire on these lazy pre evening excursions is phenomenal.

Fishing and amazing game drive opportunities should also be done while in Chobe.

Elephants. If there’s one memory that you’ll take away from a Chobe safari, it’s that of elephants. Some 70 000 of them live in and around the Chobe National Park, and huge numbers of them can be crowding the banks of the Chobe River and Savuti Channel during the long dry season.

And elephants are just the start: if you’ve ever wanted to see Africa’s teeth and claws in action then this is as good a destination as you’re likely to get. Chobe is where lions regularly take on herds of buffalo and clash with packs of hyenas; it’s the setting for a spectacular summer zebra migration, to see wild dogs hunting and abundant bird life. Put simply, a Chobe safari holiday offers some of the best, most close-up game viewing in Africa.

Go on game drives and river cruises to see big game and big predators interact in a dramatic, unspoiled environment. Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers will relish the density and diversity of Chobe’s wildlife while the luxurious and exclusive nature of Chobe safari accommodation means it’s an ideal destination for romance – ask us about a Chobe honeymoon and we’ll recommend the most idyllic and romantic lodges.

Browse our wide range of safaris and accommodation for Chobe and beyond – it’s a destination that combines easily with the and Victoria Falls. Alternatively, let one of our African Safari Experts tailor-make an itinerary that ensures you’re in the right place at the right time.


Best time of year to visit

Chobe can be visited year-round; however it can get quite hot during the peak summer months from December through to February. This is also the rainy season. Game viewing is good year-round.

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