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Botswana – Chobe National Park

The Chobe National Park is the second largest National Park in Botswana and covers over 10 566 square kilometers. It has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent and is famous for the number of elephants roaming in the reserve.

The Chobe River flows lazily through the Caprivi flood plains and provides a haven for huge herds of elephants, zebra, wildebeest, and impala which are closely followed by predators. You can enjoy game drives, bush walking in the Chobe National Park and visit the local village for a cultural experience. The Sundowner River Cruise is amazing, culminating in spectacular Chobe sunsets.

Culture

Every ethnic group and tribe in Botswana have their own distinct culture. Travellers greeting local Batswana will notice that the spoken “dumela rra/mma” (man/woman) is accompanied by a handshake with the right hand while the left hand moves to gently grasp one’s own right forearm. This greeting is commonly shared between local people, and tourists are welcome to take part in the tradition.

Botswana culture is essentially what the country is known for today; peaceful, humble, and welcoming people and independent.

Climate

Botswana’s climate can best be described as semi-arid.

The best travel time for a safari in Botswana is from May to September, with July and August having the ultimate conditions. In these months the chance of cloud cover and precipitation is smallest. Just be aware that due to the quite large differences in day and night temperatures, it is important to dress in layers during the local winter.

During summer (December to March), it is not the best time to visit, as it has prolonged rains may render sandy roads uncross-able, and animals disperse when water is abundant.

Currency

The currency in Botswana is the Botswana Pula (BWP) and the USD is widely accepted by hotels and tour operators. It is advisable to have small denomination of the USD for the purchase of smaller items. Most hotels and tour operators accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

Places to discover

Chobe National Park

The Chobe National Park is the second largest National Park in Botswana and covers over 10 566 square kilometres. It has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent and is famous for the number of elephants roaming in the reserve. The Chobe River flows lazily through the Caprivi flood plains and provides a haven for huge herds of elephants, zebra, wildebeest, and impala which are closely followed by predators. You can enjoy game drives, bush walking in the Chobe National Park and visit the local village for a cultural experience. The Sundowner River Cruise is amazing, culminating in spectacular Chobe sunsets.

Chobe River Cruise

Chobe boat cruises are a fantastic way to experience the best of Botswana. You can get up close to large herds of animals that are abundant in the Chobe National Park. They tend to make their way to the river and onto the islands in the river to feast on the sweet grass. Puku and lechwe antelopes are standard on the Chobe floodplains. The herds of elephants frequently cross the Chobe River and is an amazing experience witnessing elephants swimming across the river. Hippos and crocodiles like to bask in the sun next to the water. You can also see buffalo and giraffe and other plains game. Lucky visitors might see leopards and lions! Furthermore, there are over 460 bird species in the park.

Chobe Game Safari

Famed for its massive elephant populations, big herds of buffalo (matched only by some large lion prides) and incredible birdlife, Chobe National Park will leave an everlasting memory. Where else can you find such an amazing riverfront, with bustling wildlife, undisturbed predators, heavenly landscapes, and tranquil lodges? The most accessible area of the park is the Chobe Riverfront, this is also where you will find the largest concentration of wildlife. For a more predator-rich area: head off to Linyanti Marshes. Or nourish your soul in the remote Savuti area. Wherever you go in this park, wildlife encounters are plentiful and all of Chobe feels like true wilderness. It is a place that can be enjoyed by everyone: couples, families, and seasoned Africa travellers.

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