Botswana is a world renowned destination for prime African wildlife and none more so than found at Chobe National Park. Chobe NP, although the 3rd largest park in Botswana is the most biologically diverse and most popular. Travellers to Africa will include a Chobe Safari in their itinerary as its convenience location not far from one of the other major tourist attractions; the mighty Victoria Falls.
A four day Victoria Falls extension would not be complete without a Chobe safari in the Chobe National Park. It is Botswana’s first national park and home to vast concentration of wildlife including giraffe, elephants, sable, cape buffalo and excellent numbers of bird varieties.
The promise of seeing Elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, jackals, lions and maybe a leopard will be met when experiencing a Chobe safari. Prolific birdlife from ornate bee-keepers to African fish eagle to circling vultures are part of this unique wonderland.
On a Chobe Safari you will travel the routes of the San People (or Saan). The nomadic San people are the indigenous people of southern Africa. They are also known as bushmen or Basarwa and are exceptionally talented at tracking, hunting and gathering. They are known for their characteristic ‘clicks’ that is made when communicating using one of the numerous dialects they are capable of speaking.
Chobe River is where it all happens and during the dry season Elephant herds, buffalo and numerous resident game make their base, close to reliable water source. Elephant numbers can reach an awe-inspiring 120,000 population, buffalo and lion are also especially prolific.
A Chobe safari is a perfect option for a short safari and there are many options to choose from including boating safaris, 4WD safaris, walking safaris and also luxury house boat safaris like the Zambezi Queen.