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WHY CHOBE NATIONAL PARK? ELEPHANTS! THE LARGEST REMAINING HERDS IN THE WORLD. Image: ©Tobie1953⎮Dreamstime.com

The oxpecker must not have heard about Cape buffalo's limited sense of humor. Image: © HKratky⎮Dreamstime.com

Why We Love It

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The Scoop

This mother and baby giraffe were photographed in savannah forest of Savute Marsh area, Chobe national park. ©Prillfoto⎮Dreamstime.com  

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Chobe national park is one of the last places to see endangered African painted dog. Image: ©Ea-4⎮Dreamstime.com 

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What to Look for in Somewhere Cool

Why Chobe national park? Elephants! The largest remaining herds in the world. Image: ©Mrallen⎮Dreamstime.com

Wildlife:
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Bird Watching:
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Best Time

May to Early November: July to October is the sweet spot. This is the dry season. Game viewing along the Chobe River and Savuté is prime.

August to October: Very hot but good game viewing

December to March: The rainy season. Great for bird watching and seeing the zebra migration in Savute. The impala give birth during this time so the predators are very active too.  

Discovered to be the longest big mammal migration in Africa : Zebras travel 300 miles (483 km) from namibia to Botswana - and right through Chobe. See them at the Savute marsh area.   Image: ©Ea-4⎮Dreamstime.com

Accomdations

Why stay inside the park?  earlier and longer access to the reason you are there: Wildlife! Image: ©Forgiss⎮Dreamstime.com

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Lodges Inside Somewhere Cool
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A Sustainable and Accessible Standout (if applicable):
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Camping: 
Public and tour operator campsites are available inside the park, but the number of sites and spaces is limited. Booking in advance is advisable. Being this close to nature, seeing a sky full of stars while sitting around the cozy campfire, hearing the fascinating night sounds, can all be memorable experiences. Remember that the wildlife in Chobe is wild and do enter the campsites. Understand and follow all rules and recommendations for camping in Chobe.   

Even if you are not a "bird watcher" some of Chobe's species, like this African fish eagle, are amazing. Image: ©Tobie1953⎮Dreamstime.com  

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Also in Some Country

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Victoria Falls (from the Zimbabwe side) a short drive from Chobe National park. Image: ©Stephanie van Der Vinden⎮Dreamstime.com 

Some Place:
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Another Place:
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Be Prepared:

The river makes Chobe a "don't miss" destination - but you will share it with mosquitos. Prepare before you travel. Image: ©Artushfoto⎮Dreamstime.com 

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Check with your country’s County Consulate Link, prior to finalizing your plans, for the latest requirements.

Health Notes:
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Hepatitis A – Vaccination Recommended

Typhoid: Only if visiting small cities, friends or relatives or are “an adventurous eater”

Malaria: Chobe National Park is wet; you will encounter mosquitos. Chobe is a recognized known malaria zone.  Contact your doctor for the best course of action for you. Bring and use mosquito repellant and long sleeved and long legged clothing to use especially early in the day and at dusk when the mosquitos are most active.

Yellow Fever: According to the CDC, there is no risk of contracting yellow fever, however, depending on where you are traveling from you may have to produce proof of vaccination.

Did you know? the hippopotamus is considered the most dangerous mammal in Africa? Watch from a distance and never come between them and the water. Image: Tobie1953dreamstime.com

 

over crowding and irresponsible behavior  makes for a less enjoyable experience for humans and a more stressful environment for the wildlife. Chobe posts rules at the entrances like this one. they also have a Code of Conduct for visitors. Image: ©Antonella865⎮Dreamstime.com

This is Chobe National Park's
"Code of Visitor Conduct" 

1. Entry into the park should always be at designated entry points where payments are made.

2. A reasonable following distance of 300 to 500m should be kept between vehicles.

3. Maximum driving speed should be 40km/hr.

4. Only four vehicles are allowed per sighting and a maximum of 5 minutes should be spent by each vehicle.

5. Parking should be done with two side wheels on the road and the other two side wheels off the road to avoid off-road driving.

6. DRIVING OFF THE ROAD IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

7. Minimize disturbance to animals to avoid willful obstruction to other park users.

8. Do not inform another of a sighting through a mobile device, radios and/or cell phones are for emergency purposes only.

9. Respect the animal’s living space; do not go too close to animals.

10. The first person at the sighting should be given priority, never block another vehicle.

11. Always stick/park to the side where the sighting is, to give way to other vehicles.

12. Slow down to avoid accidents and unnecessary dust when you approach another vehicle head on.

We’d like to add: Stay in your vehicle while on a game drive.  Predators are not likely to attack a vehicle – even an open sided one. They will however, see a relatively scrawny human (lions can weight a well-muscled 250 – 450 pounds) as an easy meal option. Unfortunately for the lion, your mistake means it will have to be shot.

Chobe National park is a wonderful place to see large herds of elephants in a wide range of behaviors, like these swimming across the river in the Savute Marsh area. Image: © Aajiedejong⎮Dreamstime.com