Being nearly 11,000 square
kilometres of pristine wilderness in size, the Chobe National Park is the third-largest
wildlife sanctuary in Botswana. The northern boundary of the Park is the
Chobe River, and in the southwest, it share open borders with the Moremi Game Reserve. The
main objective of the Chobe National Park, is the protection of this Southern African's
region's large predators (lion, leopard, African wild dog and hyena),
and home to the largest elephant population in Africa. Various
endangered and rare antelope are also protected in this Park (Roan,
Sable and Puku). Chobe forms part of the migration route for the large elephant
population, which moves between Chobe in the north into the Savuti and
Moremi, as well as the Okavango Delta regions.
Four main wildlife and tourism areas have
been developed in the Chobe (namely: Chobe River, Savuti, Nogatsaa and Linyanthi), each
section offers its own unique wildlife safari experience to visitors.
We will focus on the the Chobe
River Front areas, as this is featured in nearly all our
The Chobe River Front:
The Chobe National Park was named after the
Chobe river, which forms the northern boundary of the Park. The Chobe River
area is diverse in vegetation, and range from green floodplain grasslands,
Acacia bush and the river
woodlands. One very noticeable future in Chobe is the destruction of trees
and brush by the large number of elephants in this region.
One of the great tourist
attractions of the Chobe river area is the large number of elephants and
buffalo that frequent this section due to the ever-present water of the
river and the excellent grassing it provides to all wildlife. Both elephant,
buffalo and various antelope need to drink water daily, and this lead to an
high density of predators that predate on various species.
Game viewing in this region
along the river is excellent, and the river is also home to many crocodiles
and hippos. Another future is the varied birdlife found along the Chobe
River. This is one of the many reasons why an sunset cruise along the Chobe
River banks is so highly recommended.