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Chobe National Park Facts

Chobe Park

Chobe national park encompasses 11,000km², covering a wide variety of ecosystems, from riverine forest, flood plains and periodic marsh to the rocky outcrops. The four distinctly different ecosystems

The navigable Chobe River has the largest concentration of Elephants in the World and makes it one of Africa's top Safari destinations

Wildlife is varied and you can expect to see: giraffe, elephant, zebra, impala, tsessebe, roan, sable, wildebeest, kudu, buffalo, waterbuck, puku, warthog, and eland. Lions, hyenas, jackals, bat-eared foxes, cheetahs and wild dogs are also not far away

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Chobe The elephant population is estimated at between 45 to 70 000 and is best seen on a Game Cruise on the Chobe River

Chobe Park Eco-systems

1. Serondela, with its lush plains and dense forests in the Chobe River area near Kasane. One of the best ways to enjoy the riverfront is to take a river cruise in the late afternoon, when the hippos amble onto dry land and the riverfront fills with elephants heading down for a drink and a romp in the water.

Game cruises reveal almost "wall to wall" animals on the banks of the Chobe river coming down to drink

2. The hot dry hinterland in the centre where the animals migrate during the summer once the main rains arrive (Nov to April)

3. Savuti in the south of Chobe Park is a prime game viewing destination. Savute’s landscape where animals escape the heat by clumping together in the limited available shade, offers a wildlife experience you won't easily forget

4. The Linyanti River & marshes are situated north in the Linyanti Game reserve & is excellent as it boasts large concentrations of elephant, lion, sable, roan, hippos, and wild dog, building to a peak in the dry winter months. The annual zebra migration is followed by large concentrations of lion

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Chobe Park River Front Restrictions

Botswana's Deprtment of Wildlife and National Parks has introduced three one-way routes along the Chobe River bank - with only one entry point at Kasane's Sedudu gate.
The 3 routes are the Riverfront Route, the Upper Route and the Nogatshaa Junction Route.
Each route has been colour-coded and vehicles entering the park are issued with circular discs for the windscreen that display the specific routes on which they are allowed to drive

A large fee will be imposed (exact details still to be announced). Further, only 25 vehicles will be allowed on each route per day.

from 6am to 9am, the riverfront is only available to tour operators

Bookings will be done up to a week in advance and confirmation sent after 2 days.

On the spot bookings will be allowed for "walk-in clients" provided there is space available on the routes

Other restrictons are that vehicles will only be allowed to spend 5 minutes at a sighting and a maximum of 4 vehicles at a sighting.

Bookings can be made by us along with accommodation

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