Chobe National Park is Botswana's first established National Park. It's Botswana's third largest park (11 000km2) but boasts one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. The reason for this is the parks ability to sustain large quantities of Game due to the permanent water sources of the Chobe and Savuti Rivers flowing throughout the year.
The park is well known for its Lion population and its large Elephant population that number up to 25 000 in winter. The Park is also home to the summer migrations of plains game, which include Zebra, Giraffe, Warthog, Reedbuck, Lechwe, Sable, Roan, Oribi, and Bushbuck. Other wildlife commonly sighted includes hippo, buffalo, crocodiles and a variety of birds. Chobe National Park is home to 350 species of birds including African Fish Eagle, Long-toed Plovers, Pink-backed Pelicans, African Skimmers, Pell's Fishing Owl, Saddle-billed Storks, Bradfield's Hornbills and Carmine Bee-eaters.
A unique aspect of Chobe is that you can do game viewing by riverboat and by road. You can go game viewing by boat in the Northern areas near the town of Kasane, or by 4x4 vehicles in the rest of the park. Chobe National Park is truly a magnificent park and a must see for any visit to Botswana.
Use the Google map to explore Chobe National Park. Feel free to Print the Street Map when you're ready.