Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, is located in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa and is the most diverse. It is also Botswana’s first national park.

Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11 7 00 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. There are four distinct geographical areas in the park: the Chobe Riverfront, the Ngwezumba pans, Savuté and Linyanti.

The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is most famous for its large herds of elephants and cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink. During the season, one can encounter hundreds of elephants at one time. As scores of family herds cross the main road to make their way to the river to drink, bathe and play.

Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. Common species to be seen include the Sacred ibis, Egyptian Geese, the ubiquitous cormorants and darters, Spur-winged Geese, pel’s Fishing Owl, carmine Bee-eaters, most members of the kingfisher family, namely the rollers, Fish Eagle, the Martial Eagle, and many members of the stork family.
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