Chobe Game Reserve in Botswana

Chobe game reserve is a huge National Park which is mostly a raw compelling wilderness with little permanent development.

There are two main areas of the park which will be of particular interest to visitors. The Chobe River front from Ngoma in the west, including Serondela and extending towards Kasane is a rich riverine forest with a marginal floodplain. This northern section is considered to be one of southern Africa’s finest short safaris. The riverfront area can be visited on a day trip from the Victoria Falls Region of Zambia or Zimbabwe and can be very busy for this reason.

The Savuti area in the Western Corner of Chobe with its particularly strong populations of predators and annual zebra migration has set the scene for many well- known documentaries and is a prime safari destination in southern Africa. Few travelers return from here without an exciting tale or two to tell.

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WHY VISIT Chobe Game Reserve

  • Excellent year round game viewing
  • One of the best places in Africa to see wild dog
  • Excellent sightings of the major predators
  • Huge elephant herds during the dry season on the Chobe riverfront.
  • Cheaper than staying in the adjoining private concessions
  • High quality game viewing and guiding
  • Excellent birding destination
  • Very different to the Okavango Delta so perfect to combine

ACCOMMODATION IN Chobe Game Reserve

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.

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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Best of Botswana Parks with Victoria Falls option

12 days from £4430 to £6865 per person sharing

Botswana in Focus

9 days from £7810 to £11541 per person sharing

Botswana in the Secret Season

A flexible flying safari

12 days from £5057 (US$6322)

Botswana Mobile Camping

Mobile Camping

8 days from £2576 to 4646

Botswana Summer Safari

Seasonal Bargain

11 days from £5710

Wings across the Delta

Botswana + Victoria Falls option

10 days from £2565 to £4794



PLACES TO GO IN Chobe Game Reserve

The Savute area is a must on any longer itinerary but if time is limited the busy Chobe Riverfront is easy to get to and is a fantastic place to visit. Our expert consultants will be pleased to make honest recommendations based on your needs so call us for a chat!



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The best time to visit Chobe is during the dry season between May and October but wildlife sightings are excellent all year round and other seasons can be much less expensive.

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DRY SEASON

By June the bush will have dried out and the shorter grass and thinner foliage helps to improve the game viewing as animals are attracted to the remaining permanent water sources.

By August animal herds grow larger and are commonly found near water sources with outstanding game viewing, particularly on the Chobe Riverfront where huge herds of elephant and buffalo are drawn to the river.

Both the Savuti and Chove river areas do have great year round game viewing.

green SEASON

Rains become more frequent in December, days remain warm whilst the flood waters continue to dry out. The bush is turning green once more and animals begin calving. This is a great time for birders with many species sporting full breeding plumage.

January sees spectacular thunderstorms, warm days and the birthing season is at its peak. Great game viewing can be had in the green season with an abundance of life and activity everywhere.

By March the rain should be less frequent, with long periods of dry spells and the atmosphere less humid.

Some great deals are available at this time of year and the Chobe area is perfect to combine with the Okavango Delta and the desert areas of Makgadikgadi Pans and the Central Kalahari Game reserve.

SHOULDER SEASON

November is extremely hot and anticipating the happy arrival of the first rains, game is drawn to the remaining waterholes and the Chobe River before dispersing with the onset of the first rain usually in late November or early December.

Trees start bearing fruit in April, the grass has grown tall and thick, guides are now working hard and relying more upon their expertise for your sightings.

May sees the start of the dry season with cool nights and warm days, the seasonal pans dry out and game viewing is as good as ever.

Call our specialists to discuss any shoulder season rates or specials that may be available for you to take advantage of. We will happily help you find your right time of year to travel.



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