Chobe National Park is a rich, diverse, ecosystem packed full of wildlife and a wide variety of birds. Best known for its huge herds of elephants around the river in the dry season, it is the ideal location to be included in any Botswana safari.
The first glimpse of the Chobe River– deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. It appears as a swathe of brilliant, peacock blue ribbon, winding its way past the tiny border town of Kasane and on through ensuing wilderness of Chobe National Park. The park supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the country. The Chobe River rises in the northern Angolan highlands and travels enormous distances before it reaches Botswana at Ngoma. Like the Okavango and Zambezi rivers, the Chobe River’s course is affected by fault lines that are extensions of the Great Rift Valley. These three mighty rivers carry more water than all other rivers in Southern Africa.