Whenever I think of Chobe National Park, I think of elephants, lions, dust and incredible animal interaction and sunsets. The south of the Park is dominated by lions and Wild dog while in the north of Chobe, on the beautiful Chobe River, large herds of elephant come down to drink amongst the crocodiles and the teeming birdlife. You can view game by vehicle and by boat here.
From the south you enter at Mababe Gate and you can choose to take either the Marsh Road or Sand Ridge Road to Savuti Campsite, a 2-hour drive depending on the time of year and rainfall. Stick to Sand Ridge Road to reach Savuti Campsite if it’s muddy.
Linyanti Campsite is on the Linyanti River about an hour north of Savuti. Both have toilets and showers and the Savuti ablution block is surrounded by an elephant-proof wall to prevent the elephants damaging the water pipes.
Besides game drives in this area, there are rock paintings you can view after climbing a hill as well as Baobab Gallery, a perfect place for sundowners and to feel the energy of these beautiful ancient trees above you.
Heading to Chobe National Park’s northern side you exit at Ghoha Gate through the Chobe Forest reserve and drive for 2 hours to Ngoma Gate where you re-enter Chobe National Park. Travel along the Chobe River to Ihaha campsite which has toilets and showers.
The main road continues east along the Chobe River, exit Chobe National Park at Sedudu Gate and head towards Kasane to top up your supplies and fuel. While here, organise boat rides and tiger fishing. Victoria Falls is an hour and a half from Kasane and you can’t miss seeing the” Smoke that Thunders”.