Chobe

DESCRIPTION

To the northeast of the Okavango Delta is Chobe National Park and the private Kwando, Selinda and Linyanti Game Reserves. These areas are renowned for their predators and large concentrations of game, particularly elephant. There are many varied habitats within the Chobe and Linyanti: marshes, waterways, riverine forests, dry woodlands and the world famous Savuti Channel. The Savuti Channel is a waterway that connects the Linyanti River from Zibadianja Lagoon, with the interior of the Chobe National Park at the Savuti Marsh. The Savuti has only ever flowed intermittently and dried up for the last time in 1980. Today the Savuti Channel is an open grassland and home to a variety of different animals.

The Linyanti, Selinda and Kwando are vast private reserves on Chobe's Western boundary. This area is very different from the Okavango and should be included in every Botswana itinerary so that travellers have a more varied and balanced experience of the country.

ACCOMMODATION

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Savute Under Canvas

Secluded campsites in the wildlife haven of Savute provide a base for up close and personal adventure and discovery.

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Chobe Under Canvas

Well-used animal trails meander between five ensuite safari tents at &Beyond Chobe Under Canvas, positioned at exclusive campsites in the northern reaches of the park, within driving distance of the Chobe River

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Muchenje Safari Lodge

Situated on the western edge of Chobe National park, Muchenje is the only accommodation in this area, offering unique, prolific game experiences. Privately owned and run, Muchenje Safari Lodge sits atop an escarpment overlooking the banks of the Chobe River and has unparalleled views across the impressive flood plains.

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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is located in Chobe National Park, home to some of the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa.

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Savute Safari Lodge

Savute Safari Lodge is situated in an area renowned for its population of bull elephant and for the unique interaction of the resident predator species. The close proximity of wildlife translates itself into the recently refurbished, modern African d├ęcor

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Chobe Game Lodge

The only permanent game lodge situated within the famous Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is ideal for guests looking for a base from which to explore the National Park and the Chobe River.

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Chobe Elephant Camp

Perched on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking the famous Chobe River, presenting a unique design,Chobe Elephant Camp has been built to take advantage of the incredible views overlooking the sweeping floodplains

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Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge

Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge lies on the ledges of Ghoha Hills in the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park.

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Ngoma Safari Lodge

Ngoma Safari Lodge is perched up on the edge of a valley, with views of the Chobe River and the open floodplain.

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Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush on the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world's largest remaining population of elephants.

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Classic Explorer Safari

The Classic Explorer Safari takes you to the renowned regions of the Chobe National Park, Savute and the Okavango Delta

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1 - 3: Chobe

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from boats called Mokoros, unique to this region.

Highlights include the elusive Sitatunga antelope which has found refuge in this pristine wetland ecosystem, while birds such as the African fish eagle, Pel's fishing owl and many others provide a spectacular display.

Day 4 - 6: Chobe

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing. Safaris are conducted both by boat and on land and a particular favourite is a sunset river cruise. This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.

Day 7 - 9: Chobe

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

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