Chobe & Savuti

Chobe National Park is the second largest in Botswana and is most famous for it's impressive elephant herds - the largest on the African continent.  The park is huge, but is most well known for the stretch that runs along the Chobe River, which forms the border between Botswana and Namibia. Game drives and cruises on the Chobe River are excellent and do reveal superb game viewing all year round, however the parks proximity to the towns of Victoria Falls and Livingstone make it a popular choice for day visitors, and thus it can be quite busy.

If you wish to avoid the tourist traffic consider travelling to the remote and wild western corner of the park known as Savute.  This area is famous for large prides of lion and for the mysterious Savute Channel which has a fascinating history of flooding and then mysteriously drying up.  With rich grasslands Savute offers epic lion sightings, huge concentrations of elephant in the dry season and exceptional bird watching.

Why we like it

  • Elephants, elephants, elephants
  • Game viewing by boat
  • Fantastic birding
  • Mysterious Savute Channel
  • Big cat encounters
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Top Pick - Chobe & Savuti

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