Experience the enchantment of Botswana’s most renowned wildlife location, Chobe National Park, on one of our carefully selected Chobe tours or safaris. This is the most effective method to see some of the largest elephant herds in all of Africa and experience the comfort and thrills of a traditional canvas tent at night.
You can also combine your Chobe safari with either a tour of the Okavango Delta or an activity holiday at Victoria Falls, providing you the opportunity to maximize your game watching and adventure experiences throughout the course of one incredible vacation.
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The best Chobe National Park Tours
Price of a Chobe National Park Tour?
Expect a starting price of $1,000 per person 2 day tour, while luxury tours start at about $2,500. Safari packages from Chobe National Park span a wide price range, influenced by several variables. The biggest factor determining the price of a safari is the level of accommodation. This will ultimately categorize tours as being budget, mid-range or luxury and of course shared tours are usually cheaper than private tours.
This is especially the case for single travelers. On a 10 day trip or longer, you might want to consider a fly-in safari, but can be considerably more expensive than road safaris. Check out the seasons too; low-season prices can be favorable and while you’ll probably get some rain at this time, it’s when the scenery is at its best.
Breakdown of Chobe National Park Tours
Depending on the type and duration of your safari, visitors have the option to see not just the Big 5 in Chobe NP but embark on incredible activities including hot air balloon safari, walking safaris and birding treks.
Chobe National Park tour highlights
- Discover the Big Five including the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo in Chobe
- During the dry season in Africa, you may see the largest herds of elephants.
- The Zambezi River Queen is a 5-star hotel with breathtaking views of the Chobe River and cocktail-drinking tourists can get up close with some native species.
- Birding is in the summer when many migratory species congregate.
- See Africa’s wild animals from the water, providing a unique viewpoint.
- Stay at Victoria Falls and choose between a day trip to the falls or an overnight excursion to Chobe.
- Private tour guide in English and other languages
- Game drives in comfortable, open top safari vehicles
- World class safari accommodation including lodges and tented camps
The following details typical tour inclusions and exclusions on the best Chobe National Park safari tours:
|Tour inclusions||Tour exclusions|
|Game drives per the itinerary as well as pick-up and drop-off||Visa fees, laundry services, drinks including mineral water at the hotels|
|Experienced english-speaking guide and driver||International/domestic flights|
|Transport and park entrance fees||Cultural visits to local villages (15 USD p/p)|
|Accommodation (full-board safaris)||Tips to the driver guides, waiters and porters|
|Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bottled water|
Safari essentials and information
Is a 3 – 4 day safari in Chobe National Park sufficient?
3 – 4 days is more than enough to experience the incredible wildlife and sights of an Africa safari. The number of days needed to properly do an Africa safari can range from 1-2 days to 1-2 weeks, depending on how much time and budget a visitor has.
Each day consists of an early morning game drive and a late afternoon game drive, certainly sufficient time to view the big 5 and incredible scenery.
On a day trip, you can even break up the drive to or from any park with an overnight stay in a park en route to your next destination such as the world famous Okavango Delta, also in Botswana or the unrivaled Moremi Game Reserve.
Overall, 3 – 4 days is a good amount of time for a safari in the Africa safari if it is part of a larger Botswana safari tour, but if not, allocating a few more days or weeks, if you can, to your safari would be ideal.
Accommodation offered on a Chobe National Park safari tour?
After a long day surveying the incredible Botswana landscape and wildlife on offer, guests can look forward to the very best safari accommodation on their Chobe National Park safari tour. The accommodation is excellent with numerous options from tented camps, luxury lodges to camping grounds.
From camping in the bush with amenities to mid-range and luxury lodges located inside park reserves, there’s something for everyone. On a safari, high-end lodgings are commonly used on fly-in safari packages and excellent wining and dining is very much the norm.
Many others are small designer ecolodges, often made to blend into the environment whilst others near watering holes are superb for wildlife viewing and guests can enjoy a front-row seat to spot the wildebeest and zebras crossing the river.
Animals on a Chobe National Park safari tour?
You’ll find just about everything on a safari near the beautiful Chobe National Park. The park is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo) and visitors will also find spotted hyenas and hippos depending on the particular country and park you visit.
The average daily schedule at reserves calls for two different safari trips, each of which lasts between two and three hours. As the animals are at their most active in the morning and late afternoon, the departure times for the two groups are staggered to take advantage of this.
One of the most memorable sights of Chobe is of an elephant herd making its way across the dry season terrain of Botswana’s northern wilderness on its way to a watering hole. The Chobe floodplains are home to hundreds of elephants at once, who often run through the dust or splash one another in the water.
What activities are a must-do after a Chobe National Park safari tour?
On your safari in Botswana, visitors have a huge array of activities to choose from in and around Chobe National Park including exploring the Savute Reserve, Chobe crocodile farm, the CARACAL Biodiversity Center, Serondela Reserve or explore Nogatsaa and Tchinga, the most untamed part of Chobe and home to free-roaming populations of elephants and numerous other types of wildlife.
Beyond this, visitors can go on boating safaris and see the wildlife from a very different perspective, photo safaris, village tours, night safaris and Victoria Falls tours outside the park.
What is special about Chobe National Park?
Chobe National Park is special due to its elephant population, with about 50,000 Kalahari elephants found roaming the area, an incredible sight to behold for these magnificent creatures, that are the greatest herd size of any elephant group.
Which month is best to visit Chobe National Park?
The months of May through early November are considered by most travelers to be the ideal time to go to Chobe National Park since this is when the park’s famed dry-season wildlife viewing occurs.
What is Chobe’s riverfront famous for?
Chobe’s riverfront is famous for its abundant wildlife, including big herds of elephants, buffalo, and lions. Throughout its 60km course through the park, the Chobe River provides ideal opportunities for watching elephants, buffalo, impala, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, kudus, warthogs and more.