Botswana Explorer Part Three: Chobe National Park

posted 21st November 2018 by katie branson in Accommodation

Botswana’s Chobe National Park

Botswana is one of Encompass Africa’s favourite destinations, not only due to the prolific and world famous wildlife viewing opportunities, but also due to the sheer variety of landscapes, environments and experiences this country has to offer. It is both desert and delta, and these contrasting areas offer unique and unforgettable activities involving both wildlife and people.

In this blog we will talk about Chobe National Park and why we believe it should be on your wish list.

 

 

Chobe National Park

In addition to Botswana’s desert and Delta, to complete your Botswana safari you can opt to spend a few days on a house boat exploring the Chobe River or stay in a lodge in Chobe National Park, famed for its enormous herds of elephants and other great game. The herds of elephants are generally present between June and October, which coincides with Botwana’s busiest season. The downside of this is whilst you will see huge herds of elephants you will also see many other people. There are a few lodges which are located far enough away to offer peace and solitude, in stunning surrounds with amazing wildlife viewing, though these are a little more expensive than the lodges around Kasane. It is also worth noting that some of the lodges located in remote areas will offer only game drive activities.

You can always travel outside of the peak months when the park is quieter and rates are lower, however in low season the elephants will also be fewer in number. So if you are keen to witness the mega herds of elephants, peak season is for you. Most lodges in Chobe and Kasane will offer both game drives and boat trips, so you can experience game viewing from both land and water. There really is no better way to end a days’ safari than with an ice cold drink and a stunning sunset while watching animals come to the waters edge as you float down the river. Being so close to Zimbabwe and Zambia, we also highly recommend an extension to take in Victoria Falls or a further safari in one of these game rich countries.

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