Chobe Landscape and Vegetation

One of the greatest aspects of your Chobe Safari is the diverse landscape and many habitats that you will pass through.


Most parts of Chobe National Park are covered with thorn bush which grows in deep sandy areas. The Chobe National Park covers a wide variety of vegetation types from the Riverine Forest, to Flood Plains and seasonal marshes to amazing rocky outcrops, thus resulting in a wide range of wildlife.Large areas of the park are covered by Mopane trees and mixed woodland such as Kiaat and Zambezi teak. In the south you will find large amounts of Acacia savannah and widespread areas of grassland. Many vegetation zones which are represented in Chobe are dependent on the availability of water and the soil type.The Linyanti swamp is dominated by the majesty of the riparian forest trees, Fan palms and thick banks of Papyrus. The region has a tropical feel predominantly thanks to the beauty of the Jackalberry and Sausage trees as well as many others.


While the Chobe River makes its way through the Kalahari, its Southern banks rise from the floodplains to form a flat sweep of open wood and grasslands. The majority of Chobe's soil is either sand or clay which is characterised by a countless number of pans and waterholes.At Savuti, one of Chobe's best kept secrets is exposed. The landscape gives numerous clues to the ancient super lake that once covered the Northern parts of Botswana millions of years ago. The deep Mubabe Depression with its gently curving ridges, and storm-scarred rocky outcrops covered with smooth wave-worn pebbles are all an indication of the existence of this enormous inland sea.
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