Chobe National Park Safaris
Chobe National Park Safaris
Elephants in Botswana
Suggested itineraries for Chobe National Park safaris
Best of Botswana Family Safari
A family holiday to Botswana starting in the unique Okavango Delta, stopping off in the private concessions of the Linyanti, before finishing in the Chobe National Park and its huge herds of lions and elephant.
Guide Price From £5,545 / $6,360 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children (7-11 years) sharing a family room Duration 8 nights Best Months June - October Region Okavango Delta, Linyanti Wetlands, Chobe National Park,
Meerkats and Megafauna Safari
A family-friendly adventure discovering Botswana’s otherworldly Makgadikgadi salt pans, and their resident meerkats, before exploring the big game of the Chobe National Park.
Guide Price From £5,448 / $6,260 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) sharing a family room Duration 6 nights Best Months June - October Region Central Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans, Chobe National Park,
Botswana Family Safari and Victoria Falls
A family-friendly adventure through Botswana’s one-of-a-kind Okavango Delta, exploring the lush animal habitat of the Chobe and finishing at the globally iconic Vic Falls.
Guide Price From £4,750 / $5,460 per person based on 2 adults and 2 children (under 12) sharing a family room Duration 9 nights Best Months June - October Region Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls,
Where is the Chobe National Park?
Tucked in its most Northern tip, Chobe National Park is Botswana’s oldest and most biologically-diverse national park. Bordering Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia, the park extends for over 11,700 square kilometres and boasts four distinct ecosystems – the Chobe riverfront of lush floodplains, the Savuti marshlands, the riverine forests of the Linyanti and a huge hinterland of unspoilt woodland.
With Victoria Falls a quick one hour drive away and internal flights available from Kasane, the Chobe is extremely well-connected, making it an ideal pitstop on any Botswana itinerary.
And with our expertise you can avoid the tourist crowds, and discover the hidden gems of this lush park.
What to do in the Chobe National Park?
Luxury safaris are all about the game and there is no better place to start than in the Chobe National Park, which has one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife across the continent.
Known as the elephant capital of the world – with up to 80,000 elephants traversing the floodplains during the dry season – your family will soon become used to huge herds meandering past your vehicle.
And this is where Chobe’s diversity becomes a major advantage. Once you’ve had enough of tracking elephants, you can explore the Savute river channels by motorboat or traditional mokoro, witness the abundance of birds with a specialist birding guide, fish in the Chobe River or even take a day trip to Vic Falls. The world really is your oyster here.
Best time to visit?
Chobe National Park has something to suit all seasons, making it the perfect year-round luxury safari destination.
For a family trip the dry winter season from June to October is usually preferable. The rains have stopped yet the waters remain high, enabling water-based activities and bustling wildlife thronging around increasingly sparse water sources.
The summer months are the best for keen twitchers, however, as migratory birds flock to the lush region. There is also a major zebra migration through the Savuti Marshes and the proliferation of baby mammals brings the big predators into action.
August-October are the hottest months; June-July are the coldest.
Who should visit?
As the oldest national park in Botswana, Chobe National Park is well accustomed to family travel and many of the camps have specialist guides, activities and rooms to accommodate big and small groups.
The game is almost constant in peak months, ensuring that all of the family are kept engaged throughout the day, and no day is the same with mokoro tours, cultural visits and pool afternoons all available.
Some of the camps are at the forefront of eco-tourism and operate off-grid with no wifi or electricity. A perfect opportunity for teenagers – and their parents! – to disconnect from the outside world and immerse themselves in the bush environment.