The Chobe region around the enormously wildlife-rich Chobe National Park in the north of Botswana stretches below the Chobe and Linyanti rivers to the eastern ravine of the Okavango Delta. Visitors can expect fantastic animal sightings, 4x4 sand tracks and African wilderness par excellence.
Geography and climate in the Chobe region
In the Chobe there are numerous vegetation zones. The selection ranges from river groves, swampy areas and flood plains. However, deep sand landscapes dominate. The further away you are from the rivers in the north and northwest, the drier it gets. In the dry season from April to October, it is cooler and in the early morning in June or July, sometimes really cold (7 ° C). It can be very hot during the rainy season from November to March. Here the partly strong storms promise a welcome cooling off. The low sand tracks are then partly difficult or not passable.
Flora and fauna in the Chobe region
There are many tropical trees along the rivers, even marshy areas and papyrus banks. In other parts of the park, there are mainly tree and bush savannah with many thorn bushes. In the Chobe region there is an incomparable abundance of wildlife with huge elephant herds (several thousand elephants can be sighted at the same time in the hotter periods of the dry season at the Waterfront).
Places of interest - Chobe National Park
In the Chobe region everything revolves around the Chobe National Park. The wildlife in Chobe is immense. Of all game reserves in southern Africa, the Chobe has the highest wild stock. The park itself is also quite wild - in most parts there are no paved roads, so the use of off-road vehicles with all supplies is necessary. Only with 4x4 off-road vehicles, the network of pistes in Chobe National Park is open all year round.
Camp Savuti is a rustic camp situated close to the popular Savuti channel in the wildlife-rich Chobe National Park. The camp, which overlooks the dense Savuti marsh, offers accommodation in five spacious tents built on elevated decks, all with their own private terrace. Indoor bathrooms and outside showers are available.
Chobe Game Lodge belongs to the most famous lodges in northern Botswana. It is situated directly in the Chobe National Park and can accommodate up to ninety-four people in forty-seven rooms. Each room at the lodge is river-facing and air-conditioned, featuring en-suite bathrooms and a private terrace. Additionally the Lodge has four river-view suites, each with its own plunge pool and separate lounge area.
Chobe under Canvas is a tented lodge situated in the wildlife-rich Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana. The tented camp offers a unique combination of a rustic close-to-nature camping experience and a top-class fully inclusive service.
Ghoha Hills Lodge is situated in the southern part of the Chobe National Park on the eastern side of the Ghoha Hills. The lodge offers incredible views over the savannah of the Ghoha plains. The 4 star lodge consists of 11 luxury tented rooms including 2 family rooms, all with private viewing decks.
Nogatsaa Pans Lodge is a deluxe tented camp and the only lodge in the Nogatsaa region of the Chobe National Park. Its is an ideal stop between Chobe's Waterfront in the north and the popular Savute region in the southern part of the Chobe game reserve.
Savute Safari Lodge is situated in the Savute region in the south-western part of the Chobe National Park. The lodge is built at the banks of the Savute channel. It consists of 12 luxury suites (Chalets) including one family room. All suites feature expansive private decks and a combined bedroom and lounge area.
Savute under Canvas is a tented camp situated in the Savute region in the southern part of the Chobe National Park. The charming camp offers accommodation in 5 mobile safari tents which are located at exclusive campsites within the Savuti region.
Tuskers Bush Camp is an eco-friendly camp situated on a 365 000 hectare private concession between the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve in the west and the Nxai Pan National Park in the east. Tuskers Bush Camp has 6 comfortable canvas-style tents offering guests seclusion and privacy.