Chobe National Park is in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. It’s known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras.

Chobe NP - Botswana

After driving a few metres along the impressive Chobe Riverfront, your guide suddenly stops. An elephant family slowly wanders across the road, planning to take a bath. As you gaze at this amazing scene, you can hear the dull sound of heavy feet in the sand, the breathing and whiffing, and occasional trumpeting from these beautiful, mighty creatures.

Our campsite - Chobe NP - Botswana

Our campsite in Chobe NP. Embarking on a camping trip in Botswana requires a good deal of planning and preparation. You will be going to remote areas, accessible only by four-wheel drive, where water, petrol or food may not be available. You may often be driving on rough terrain, and through heavy sand, in conditions very different from those you are used to.

Watch video of gamedrive on Chobe River in Botswana.

Chobe N.P. - Botswana
With any luck you will encounter the majestic Elephant in Chobe N.P. Elephants are big creatures, but have you ever wondered how big they could get? The largest elephant ever recorded weighed in at a whopping 12 tons, measuring in at 13 feet tall.

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The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems. It’s headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands, with numerous tributaries joining to form the Cubango river, which then flows through Namibia (called the Kavango) and finally enters Botswana, where it is then called the Okavango. Millions of years ago the Okavango river use to flow into a large inland lake called Lake Makgadikgadi (now Makgadikgadi Pans). Tectonic activity and faulting interrupted the flow of the river causing it to backup and form what is now the Okavango delta.

In the Mokoro - Okavango Delta - Botswana
In the Mokoro – Okavango DeltaBotswana

During the Okavanga tour with the speadboat in 2003 the guide had a awesome trick with some fish as bate and with some Fish Eagles flying around. An African Fish eagle is a well known bird with its white head and mantle, plus chesnut-browwn underparts. This eagle can be identified as such by their fully featherd legs. The Fish Eagle has a very distinctive call which is one of the distinctive sounds of Kenya (once heard it is never forgotten). It is particularly common in and around some of the Rift Valley lakes. Although, as its name suggests, it feeds extensively on fish, in some areas (eg Lake Bogoria) it preys on flamingos and other water birds. It is also known to eat carrion and is classified as a kleptoparasite ie it steals prey from other birds. Goliath Herons are known to lose a percentage of their catch to Fish Eagles. The totally different looking bird on the left is the juvenile Fish Eagle. The appearance changes gradually over three or four years with the dark streaking on the breast being the last part of the juvenile plumage to vanish. Play the video with the trick with the American Fish Eagle in the Okavango Delta in Botswana –>

Gallery Okavango DeltaBotswana

Botswana, where all this beauty is situated, is a landlocked country in southern Africa. Before gaining independence from Britain in 1966, it was known as Bechuanaland. The country’s name comes from its largest ethnic group, the Tswana. A large majority of the population lives in the eastern part of the country, near the only railroad and the border with South Africa. Botswana’s diamond mines and other mineral deposits have made it one of the wealthiest African countries. The country has maintained an impressive rate of economic growth since independence. Most of the country is quite dry and unsuited for agriculture. The Kalahari Desert covers much of central and southwestern Botswana. The country is noted for its many animal reserves.

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Watch a Travel video about destination Okavango Delta in Africa. Although Africa possesses several remarkable natural habitats the vast region of the Okavango Delta is truly unique as, covering fifteen thousand square kilometres, it is the largest land-based delta in the world. The abundance of water within the delta belies the fact that it extends into the middle of the scorching Kalahari Desert where the water masses of the Okavango River have created a huge maze of grass-covered rivers and ponds. It is particularly during the dry season that huge elephant herds are attracted by the waters of the Okavango and the number of giraffes also seems to increase at this time. For as long as the waters of the Okavango River continue to wend their way into the desert, the paradisiacal oasis of the delta will continue to be one of the most captivating natural wonders of the world: