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Chobe National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages

A mecca for elephants

Offering the highest density of elephants to be found anywhere in Africa, Chobe is the ultimate destination for elephant enthusiasts

While elephants are the main attraction at Chobe, there is also a wealth of other wildlife to be found. During the dry season months between June and November, visitors can expect to see four of the Big Five (the rhino is locally extinct). Lions and leopards are plentiful, while the ubiquitous elephants share the grassy floodplain with huge herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe and impala. Rare antelope species like sable, roan and the Chobe bushbuck can also be spotted here. But the star attraction is undoubtedly the hundreds-strong elephant herds that come to drink, swim and play in the meandering, perennial river.

Popular Chobe National Park safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Highlights of Botswana

Experience two of Botswana's best safari destinations; the Savute region and Okavango Delta 

$ 4,990

£ 3,793

R 68,246

4,315

per person

8 days

Quick and affordable Victoria Falls & Chobe experience

Visit Livingstone, Zambia, to marvel at the Victoria Falls – or 'the smoke that thunders' – before going on safari and a river cruise in Botswana's Chobe National Park

$ 1,896

£ 1,441

R 25,931

1,639

per person

5 days

Safari in Vic Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta (SA 7 days)

This three-in-one journey will show you the majestic Victoria Falls, the massive elephant bulls of Chobe and the natural wonder that is the Okavango Delta

$ 4,730

£ 3,595

R 64,690

4,090

per person

7 days

Two weeks in Botswana - a luxury safari itinerary

The ideal safari to capture Botswana's unrivalled beauty and abundance of flora and fauna through the lens

$ 6,895

£ 5,241

R 94,300

5,962

per person

14 days

Chobe National Park - Savuti package

If seeing African elephants is on your travel bucket list, then the Chobe National Park should be right at the top

$ 1,870

£ 1,421

R 25,575

1,617

per person

3 days

Botswana Photographic Scheduled Safari

Let us take you one the adventure of a lifetime through the Chobe National Park, Khwai Community Area and Moremi Game Reserve.

$ 2,880

£ 2,189

R 39,389

2,490

per person

10 days

Botswana

Known for it's prolific game, Chobe National Park is the ideal destination to host this three day photographic safari, including use of the Nikon D7000 and applicable lenses

$ 1,050

£ 798

R 14,360

908

per person

3 days

Victoria Falls and Chobe Safari

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park

$ 2,255

£ 1,714

R 30,841

1,950

per person

5 days

8-day Botswana premier safari collection

Choose our Botswana premier collection and experience a traditional big game wildlife safari in one of Africa’s top destinations.

$ 4,140

£ 3,147

R 56,621

3,580

per person

8 days

Botswana and Zimbabwe safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls

$ 3,360

£ 2,554

R 45,953

2,905

per person

7 days
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Stephen Michael Cunliffe says

Elephants, elephants, elephants everywhere. This is what most people say when you mention the elephant mecca that is Chobe. But what they don't add is that there is also a huge variety of other relaxed wildlife that gathers on the rich floodplain along this amazing river.

More on Chobe National Park holidays

With most of the wildlife action concentrated on the river, safari goers at Chobe have the choice between twice-daily game drives along its banks or regular boat cruises along the waterway. Both options offer outstanding wildife-viewing opportunities, especially during dry-season afternoons when animals flock to the water's edge to drink, bathe and wallow in the mud. The predators are seldom far behind. All but one of Chobe's safari lodges and hotels are located outside the park, with the vast majority crowded along the riverbank in Kasane. This area, along with the eastern sector of the sanctuary around Sedudu Gate, can get particularly crowded during the peak season. &Beyond's Chobe Under Canvas mobile tented camp enables nature enthusiasts to escape the safari hordes and enjoy the ultimate wilderness and wildlife experience that this amazing game reserve has to offer. Without the crowds, the game viewing is astonishing.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chobe National Park

When is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park?

December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National… go there.

When is the best time to visit Samburu National Reserve?

The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit the Samburu National Reserve. When the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.

When is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park?

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they gather around the waterhole. go there.

When is the best time to visit Lake Nakuru?

June to October and January to February. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October - when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. However, wildlife is easier to spot since the animals gather… go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

When is the best time to visit Chobe?

If you're looking to experience the large elephant herds and the other variety of wildlife on show in Chobe, then a visit during the dry season months of May - November are ideal as the animals will congregate around water sources such as… go there.

What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

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Reviews on our Chobe National Park safaris

Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…

Jates and Hil Oettle

from South Africa

Megan arranged a wonderful tour of South Africa and Botswana for us. The hotels and safari lodges were first class. We especially liked the Chobe Game Lodge and the Fairlawn Boutique Hotel. The safaris were unforgettable. We viewed lots of…

Gerry

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

Our trip was arranged by Carel Verhoef at discoverafrica.com and was perfectly organised. We flew into the Masai Mara from Nairobi and all flight connections and transfers were arranged for us and went like clockwork. Carel was also very…

Geoffrey Burton

from South Africa

Our service from Carel at Discover Africa was outstanding. His recommendations on the timing of our trip, the lodges we should book, communication and overall assistance ensured that our trip went off very smoothly and that we were in the…

Patti Legg

from South Africa

Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings - logistics ran smoothly and all in all…

Billy

from South Africa

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