Project Description

As the country’s first national park and the third largest in the world, this magnificent park boasts one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Divided into four unique areas, each one its own ecosystem, allowing its viewers to capture all the essence of nature in one condensed area.

Along the Chobe Riverfront also known as the Serondela Area of the park, one can view large breeding herds of elands, giraffes, sable and Cape buffalo as well as the Puku antelope, which is specific to this region. Besides being a magnificent viewing point for all walks of life one is also able to gaze upon the wonder that is Victoria Falls, making this ecosystem the most visited within the park.

Chobe was originally home of the Koi San people. So many illustrations and rock paintings can be viewed within the reserve. With the biggest highlight and main drawing point for all the reserves visitors is that it boasts the highest concentration of elephants who are regarded as the largest continuous surviving population of its kind.

The small town of Kasane lies on the south bank of the Chobe River, as well as on the north eastern boundary of the Chobe National Park, making it a popular access point for tourists wishing to visit the park. Kasane is also the administrative centre of the entire Chobe District.

Kasane has a number of campsites and lodges to choose from, all offering visitors day trips to the Chobe National Park or boat trips along the river if a relaxing afternoon is what you are after. Kasane is the perfect starting point for your safari adventure.

When to visit
Chobe National Park has a reputation for being an all year round safari destination. One can choose to visit the park either during its dry or rainy seasons, depending on the experience you wish to have.

The dry season runs from April to October with an ever-increasing number of water dependent animals congregating alongside the river making use of the life giving water in a usually barren wilderness. May through to July offers bone-dry days with chilly nights and temperatures increasing rapidly as the rainy season approaches, with August through to October offering visitors exceptional game viewing if one can handle the forty-five degree.

December to March brings the rains to the park. This is an ideal time for bird watching. If birds aren’t your only passion, you are also able to experience the impala birthing season and the Savute zebra migration. And not to worry, the predators also enjoy this unique experience, making for all round safari adventure. Thus many safari experts say that the early summer months are ideal for visiting this extraordinary national park.

The Chobe Riverfront with its bustling wildlife is the highlight of the area. Do not miss out on one of the great Chobe River cruises to see more of the beautiful scenery and the wildlife such as elephants crossing the river just in front of your boat.

In Kasane, spend the day exploring the town’s shops or visit the Kasane hot springs, if a little healing is what you are seeking, as these are believed to hold ancient medicinal properties.


  • Countries first national park and 3rd largest in the world
  • Originally home of the Koi San people
  • All year round safari destination
  • TSS Tip: Sunset Cruise on the Chobe River



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