Chobe National Park is a land of giants, well-known for its large herds of elephants and buffalo. There are an estimated 120,000 elephants living in the park. During the dry season, it’s easy to see hundreds of elephants converging on the river, sometimes even blocking the road. Other wildlife found here include lion, hyena, zebra, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, wildebeest, warthog, kudu, impala, hippo, and antelope. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier sites for bird Safaris. Common species include the Sacred ibis, Egyptian geese,cormorants, darters, Spur-winged geese, Pel’s fishing owl, carmine bee-eaters, kingfisher, fish eagle, the martial eagle, and stork.
There are plenty of activities available in the park. Game drives are offered at most safari camps. Some people opt for self-driving safaris. Boat cruises on the Chobe River are the perfect way to spot large herds of elephants as well as hippos and crocodiles. The sunset cruise is a favorite of photographers and bird watchers. Anglers can enjoy the abundant fishing opportunities especially a chance to catch the famous tigerfish. While guided bush walks explore the Chobe Forest Reserve.