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Chobe National Park

A curious elephant in the water A curious elephant in the water
Amazing sunset whilst on an evening boat safari Amazing sunset whilst on an evening boat safari
Lion cub playing with her mom Lion cub playing with her mom
On a game drive in the Chobe On a game drive in the Chobe
Elephants spotted whilst on a river boat safari Elephants spotted whilst on a river boat safari
The double decker river cruiser The double decker river cruiser
Elephant taking a dust bath Elephant taking a dust bath
The beautiful Chobe River The beautiful Chobe River

Chobe - The Elephant Capital of Africa

Massive elephant populations, riverboat safaris, sunset cruises, riverfront safari lodges and top quality game drives have firmly positioned the Chobe National Park as a “must visit” destination for any enquiring safari enthusiast.

Chobe National Park is famous for its elephants. The latest enquiry into the elephant population estimates it to be 120,000 - the highest elephant concentration in Africa and the largest continuous surviving elephant population on Earth. The elephants in the Chobe are Kalahari Elephants and are the biggest size of any elephant, but this doesn't deter the Chobe lions which are famed for being able to bring down elephants, something most lions would not even bother to attempt.

The majority of our handpicked luxury safari lodges front onto the Chobe River and offer sunset river safaris along the Chobe River. The game viewing from the river is outstanding with the huge diversity of Chobe’s wildlife accessible from a different perspective to stimulate the enquiring mind and brook a new perspective on our fragile earth. It is hard to put to words the feeling you get as you glide past hippos and crocs while elephants, zebra, buffalo and even lion have an evening drink, and the sun fills the sky with every colour. It’s a freedom of the senses – nature, peace, beauty, exhilaration, relaxation - all rolled into one perfect African evening - it’s the reason why people book the Chobe lodges year after year.

Most of the luxury safari lodges in the area are located on the Chobe River banks giving uninterrupted views of the wildlife-lined banks. The Safari & Travel Experts at Perfect Africa have handpicked the best of these luxury lodges for you so ENQUIRE with any one of them to for tips and first hand advice to help you in planning your Chobe safari.

Massive elephant populations, riverboat safaris, sunset cruises, riverfront safari lodges and top quality game drives have firmly positioned the Chobe National Park as a “must visit” destination for any enquiring safari enthusiast.

Chobe National Park is famous for its elephants. The latest enquiry into the elephant population estimates it to be 120,000 - the highest elephant concentration in Africa and the largest continuous surviving elephant population on Earth. The elephants in the Chobe are Kalahari Elephants and are the biggest size of any elephant, but this doesn't deter the Chobe lions which are famed for being able to bring down elephants, something most lions would not even bother to attempt.

The majority of our handpicked luxury safari lodges front onto the Chobe River and offer sunset river safaris along the Chobe River. The game viewing from the river is outstanding with the huge diversity of Chobe’s wildlife accessible from a different perspective to stimulate the enquiring mind and brook a new perspective on our fragile earth. It is hard to put to words the feeling you get as you glide past hippos and crocs while elephants, zebra, buffalo and even lion have an evening drink, and the sun fills the sky with every colour. It’s a freedom of the senses – nature, peace, beauty, exhilaration, relaxation - all rolled into one perfect African evening - it’s the reason why people book the Chobe lodges year after year.

Most of the luxury safari lodges in the area are located on the Chobe River banks giving uninterrupted views of the wildlife-lined banks. The Safari & Travel Experts at Perfect Africa have handpicked the best of these luxury lodges for you so ENQUIRE with any one of them to for tips and first hand advice to help you in planning your Chobe safari.

Chobe is a convenient two hour drive from the world famous Victoria Falls, making these two popular destinations an excellent combination, and it is also close to the Okavango Delta, the Savuti & Linyanti swamps and, though further away, makes for an excellent combination destination with the Kalahari Salt Pans or the Central Kalahari National Park – both offering entirely different safari experiences.

As with most African safari destinations Chobe is subject to the seasons - the rains above all. With the advent of the wet season in October/November, the waterholes and pans in the back country fill up and the game tends to drift off into the remote central areas while the Savuti region becomes a vital summer grazing area for huge herds of zebra and wildebeest.

By April the rains are over and the scattered elephant and buffalo populations congregate into larger herds. These herds migrate to the permanent water sources of the Chobe and Linyanti rivers, gathering there in their thousands. The game viewing along the Chobe River from June to October in particular is awesome.

The Chobe area is a destination in itself but it’s always a good idea to combine it with one of the other amazing safari destinations in Botswana or nearby Zambia. Enough cannot be said about the value of firsthand knowledge of the area – which is we send our consultants to visit the lodges as often as possible so they can best advise you on how to plan your trip, where and when to go, what to expect and – most importantly of all – how to put it all together so your safari is a seamless experience that surpasses your expectations. Send us your enquiry – with as many questions as you can think of – and let’s get started with planning your Chobe safari.

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Our Favourite Chobe Safari Lodges

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Chobe Game Lodge »

Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge situated within the boundaries of Chobe National Park and is built along the banks of the Chobe River. The lodge offers un-surpassing views of the river from all 47 rooms and offers both game drives and river safaris.

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Chobe Chilwero »

Chobe Chilwero is one of the most enchanting places on earth. Enjoy elegantly appointed rooms, silver service, gourmet meals and fine wines. Relax in the cottages, with sunken baths, indoor and outdoor showers and private hammock overlooking the magnificent Chobe River.

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Chobe Savanna Lodge »

Situated in the Eastern Caprivi of Namibia, on a peninsula on the northern bank of the Chobe River, the 12 chalet Chobe Savanna Lodge overlooks the vast floodplains of the Chobe National Park’s Puku Flats. The area is well renowned for its diverse and prolific wildlife.

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Ntwala Island Lodge »

Surrounded on all sides by seductively wild and powerful waterways, Ntwala Island Lodge is the most pristine and secluded Chobe destination, only 80km upstream from the Victoria Falls and where white sands and palm trees add to the romance - a truly unique safari experience.

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The Famous Chobe Elephants »

Elephants walking at dusk through the Kafue National Park

If it’s elephant sightings you are interested in then look no further than the Chobe. In the dry season, between April and October, literally thousands of these huge mammals make their way to the Chobe River to drink, offering up one of Africa’s truly great wildlife spectacles. A stay at any of the luxury safari lodges in the Chobe is sure to be filled with mammoth elephant sightings and some incredible safari tales. Chobe has the largest elephant population in Africa  - there are said to be at least 120,000 elephants in the region, making the area a must for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Sunset River Safaris »

Motorboat safari with buffalo on the bank

An experience not to be missed in the Chobe is a riverboat safari – particularly during sunset. You will never be able to satisfactorily describe the feeling you get as you glide slowly down the hippo and crocodile filled Chobe River, watching elephants, zebra, buffalo and even lion having an evening drink, while the sun fills the sky with every hue of red, orange and purple imaginable. It’s a total freedom of the senses – a bundle of nature, peace, beauty and pure relaxation all rolled into one perfect African evening - it’s the reason why people book the Chobe lodges year after year.

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Our Classic Chobe Lodges & Safaris

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Muchenje Safari Lodge »

Muchenje Safari Lodge bordering the Chobe, is set on an escarpment edge and has been designed to take full advantage of the breathtaking views. Muchenje accommodates 20 guests in thatched chalets, all with en suite facilities and private balconies providing unique views.

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Impalila Island Lodge »

The unique Impalila Island is situated at the meeting place of two mighty African rivers, the Chobe and Zambezi. Each of the eight luxury chalets are elevated and set within lush riverine forest, offering superb views over either the Mambova rapids or quiet Zambezi River.

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Ultimate Falls and Safari »

A visit to one of the seven natural wonders of the world is an unforgettable experience. If paired with a safari in the Chobe National Park you are really in for a special holiday. This trip combines both Victoria Falls and Chobe, the best of both worlds.

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Highlights of Botswana »

This outstanding itinerary offers fantastic game viewing, varied experiences and just a touch of luxury! The trip commences in the Chobe Region, famous for its prolific elephant population, before heading to the Linyanti area and then into the heart of the Okavango Delta.

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