Botswana

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. It is Botswana's first national park and is 11,700 km², the third largest park in the country after the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the Gemsbok National Park and is the most biologically diverse. The Chobe Game Reserve was officially created in 1960, and in 1967, the reserve was declared a national park. The park is widely known for its spectacular elephant population. It contains an estimated 50,000 elephants, perhaps the highest elephant concentration of Africa.

The park receives many visitors because of its proximity to the Victoria Falls. The town of Kasane, situated just downstream, is the most important town of the region and serves as the northern entrance to the park.

Bordered by the Chobe River in the north, the landscape varies from swamp to semi desert and vegetation that changes from woodlands to savannah. The depression in southwestern corner where the Savuti Marsh is located is believed to be the remains of an ancient super lake.

Wildlife viewing include Rhinoceros, Warthog, Kudu, Impala, Zebra, Wildebeest, Elephant Lion, Leopard, African wild dog, Roan antelope, Sable antelope, Hippopotamus. Crocodiles and occasionally Cheetah.

Most nationalities do not require a visa to visit Botswana, including Australia, Canada. USA and Great Britain.