Chobe in November
The weather is still mostly hot and clear, but “Green Season” begins. The first rains settle the dust (wet, hot African soil smells better than just about anything else on earth).
Acacia trees, baobabs, sausage trees, and apple leaf begin to flower, and nutritious grass sprouts up soon after the first showers, triggering calving season. It’s a baby bonanza with skinny-legged herbivores wobbling to their feet all over the bush.
It’s also shoulder season, so look out for accommodation specials. November/December sees the beginning of the zebra migration. Following ancient migration routes, they head south from the Chobe River to enjoy the new grasses at Savuti Marsh and the Mababe Depression and will continue on to the pans further south. They return to the Chobe river area by May.