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Chobe National park

Chobe National Park is one of Africa’s leading wildlife destinations, made famous by the largest concentrations of elephants in Africa.

As well as these headline herds, the mighty Chobe River also draws large numbers of zebra and buffalo, as well as giraffe, kudu, sable and the water-loving lechwe and puku antelope from the dry lands around.

Never far from their prey are prides of lion, solitary leopard, and the elusive wild dog, all of which may be spotted by lucky guests on a game drive.

These diverse ecosystems also support a staggering number of bird species, drawing bird enthusiasts from all over the world.

Quite apart from the unique herds and birds, what makes a safari at Chobe Game Lodge exceptional is the ability to see this game from both a vehicle on land or from the water. Our fleets of incredibly manoeuvrable silent electric safari cars and boats are specially designed to give you unobstructed viewing (and photography) and get you right to where the action is. Both are also equipped with sundowner drinks…

Being situated inside the National Park, our guests are able to get out into the thick of it before anyone else, whether by car, by boat, or simply by taking a stroll down our river-fronted boardwalk.

Chobe National park Overview


Chobe Elephants

Home to between 60,000 and 70,000 elephants, the Chobe National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in Africa allowing for exceptional sightings on the Chobe River.


Chobe River

The Chobe River in the north provides a vital source of water to a diverse wildlife population, making it a focal point for safari enthusiasts and wildlife photographers alike.


Wildlife Diversity

Chobe is home to a variety of wildlife, from predator species including lion, leopard and wild dog, to large populations of elephant, buffalo, hippo and a host of other animal species.



With easy access from South Africa via Kasane as well as neighbouring destinations like Victoria Falls, The Chobe National Park is one of Botswana’s most accessible parks.


Varied Experiences

From open 4WD game drives and relaxed Chobe River safaris to interactive cultural excursions, the Chobe National Park offers a whole range of activities to safari travellers.

Chobe seasonal information

December to March - The Green Season

The ’green season‘ heralds regular thunderstorms and cooling showers. The vegetation is lush – food and water are plentiful and large herds of antelope, elephants and buffalo give birth to their young. Birding is spectacular, with the migrants, including bee-eaters, rollers and kites in residence. Days are usually sunny and warm, reaching around 25–30 °C, with the famous afternoon thundershowers bringing a delightful coolness.

April to June - The Shoulder Season

With cooler evenings, sunny days and little or no rainfall, this period sees heightened activity along the river as animals become dependent on its water. Game viewing from June onwards becomes exceptionally good as the leaf drop begins and spotting animals through the vegetation becomes easier. Daytime temperatures average 25 °C and early mornings can be as cool as 4°C

September to November - The Dry Season

The dry season reaches its peak during these months. Chobe’s enormous elephant and buffalo herds gather on the dusty banks of the Chobe River to quench their thirst after a long, hot day, making for dramatic photo opportunities. Daytime temperatures can and often do reach in excess of 35°C

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The Chobe Boardwalk

Overlooking the floodplain from the eastern deck at Chobe Game Lodge.

The Puku Flats

On the Chobe River facing west over the Puku Flats in the Chobe National Park.