A spectacular natural wonder, Chobe National Park is bordered by the well-known Okavango Delta and is situated in northern Botswana. Large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo are among the incredible variety of animals that can be found in this protected region, which is more than 10,000 square kilometers in size.
The Chobe Riverfront, which draws a large concentration of animals during the dry months, is one of the highlights of Chobe National Park. Large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo congregating along the river to drink and bathe is an amazing sight that visitors may see. Predators like lions, who frequently hunt along riverbanks, can be seen in plenty here. The park is home to a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems, including woods, lagoons, and grasslands, in addition to the Chobe Riverfront. The Linyanti Marsh region is particular famous for its diverse bird species, antelopes, hippos, and other plentiful wildlife.
Linyanti Marsh region
The Linyanti Marsh area within Chobe National Park is a fantastic destination for bird watching, with a wide variety of species to be found. Some of the bird species that can be spotted in this region include: African Skimmer, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Saddle-billed Stork, Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Wattled Crane, White-backed Night Heron, African Jacana, Dickinson’s Kestrel, Bateleur and the Secretary bird.
In addition to these species, the Linyanti Marsh area is also home to a number of waterfowl, raptors, and passerines. Bird watching tours and guided walks are available in the area and provide visitors with a unique opportunity to observe and learn about these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.
The Savuti Marsh, a sizable grassland that’s susceptible to flooding, is another must-see location in Chobe National Park. It is home to a variety of wildlife. Zebras migrating through the area are frequently seen, as are many bird species, including storks, cranes, and raptors. Chobe National Park is a fantastic destination for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Its breathtaking scenery and great biodiversity provide a memorable experience that should not be missed.
Safari Ideas for Chobe National Park
A safari in Chobe National Park during the dry season (May-July), is an unforgettable experience with incredible sightings highly guaranteed. Staying at Camp Kuzuma while exploring this area will allow you to have excellent service along with exceptional guides to show you this African paradise. While on safari you can expect sightings of large herds of animals who flock to the Chobe River, you can expect to see buffalo, blue wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hippos, hyenas, baboons and of course lions to name a few. Cheetah, wild dog, leopard and rhino can also be spotted in the park.
The Chobe National Park is also a great location for birding. With over 450 species of birds, this national park is a bird watchers paradise. Birders can expect to see bee-eaters, storks, herons, geese and many more in the Chobe floodplains and wonderful sightings of kingfishers, African Skimmers and fish eagles on a river cruise.
Safari to Chobe National Park with Hideaways
Planning your holiday in Chobe National Park is easy with Hideaways. Use Camp Kuzuma as your exclusive base for exploring this magnificent area. Include a bush dinner at our Camp Kuzuma in your safari itinerary to make your African journey an unforgettable experience. Dining under a star-filled sky is a feast for the senses and the ritual of gathering around the fire as night falls in the middle of the wilderness is essential to every African safari. To round off a perfect day out on safari at our Botswana lodge, indulge in a bush dinner by candlelight.