Best Places To Stay On Safari In Chobe
Chobe National Park is Botswana's third largest park located in the Northern part of the country. Towards the end of the dry season, it becomes a fantastic spot for game viewing. Its river becomes the only option for thirsty wildlife in the area and many animals migrate into the region to quench their thirst and utilise the river as water resources become more and more limited throughout their territories. Elephants are in abundance at that time of year with numbers reaching up to 100,000. Due to these high numbers, the lion prides in the area have become skilled in the hunting and preying upon these giants. Buffalo herds are also in no short number and it is not irregular to see herds consisting of hundreds of individuals. It is not just the elephants that migrate in the area though; scientists have also found that a large proportion of the zebra population also begins, and ends, its annual migration in Chobe. The striped horses of Africa undertake a five-hundred kilometre round trip, all the way to Nxai Pan and back, which makes it the longest migration by a mammal on Earth. It is even longer than the wildebeest's Great Migration in the Serengeti.
Chobe National Park is great for a more affordable, quick Botswana safari. It is very well connected to Victoria falls by car which does result in a high vehicle and visitor density. The great concentration of wildlife will always present fantastic viewing opportunities but also attracts the crowds during the high season. Your stay would certainly not be as remote if you were to compare it to a safari in the Okavango Delta. We would therefore recommend only staying a short while in Chobe (about two nights) before heading into the Okavango. There are loads of safari camps and lodges in Chobe and below are some of our favourites: