Indulge your senses with a wealth of sights and sounds: the awesome power of mighty waters, the soothing silence of the semi-desert, the hundred harmonies of birdsong, the blazing sun that fires your spirit...Chobe is the second largest park in Botswana and can be divided into 4 main focal points. Chobe River front with floodplains and teak forest, Savute Marsh in the west, the Linyanti swamps in the north-west and the hot, dry hinterland in-between.
Chobe National Park is dry from May to October and becomes more and more parched as the season progresses. Inland waterholes dry up so animals, particularly Elephants, congregate by the river in huge numbers. As the foliage reduces, animals are easily visible and this is the best time to come.
Riverboat trips in the dry season are particularly rewarding. Rains are expected any time from October onwards and the air begins to feel heavy with impending rain clouds and hot temperatures.
It rains anytime from November / December to March but tends to peak in January and February. Although the rain turns the clay-soil into a driver's nightmare, much of the area is still accessible and river safaris avoid the muddy roads in the park.
This is summer rain so the temperature and humidity is high and biting insects are in the air. So are the birds and it is a fantastic time to see the whole colourful spectrum of African birdlife. Pastures burst into life again ready to feed the many small mouths of antelopes and zebra, who give birth in this time of abundance.
During the dry season between March and October, is the best time to see the the large herds of Elephant and Buffalo. The dry winter months are from May to September and can be cool, especially at night. Game viewing is excellent throughout the year.
NB: You are strongly advised to take medical precautions for malaria.