Sensational Safari In Chobe National Park, Botswana
Traveling to Chobe National Park
Our day started off in the early morning in Livingstone, Zambia. We had spent the previous day visiting the majestic Victoria Falls. After an overnight stay in Livingstone, we were ready for a safari day trip.
Chobe National Park
Crossing the Zambezi River
Water Safari Along the Chobe River
Chobe Safari Lodge
Water safari boat
Chobe National Park boasts the largest elephant population in the world: around 100,000. These impressive herds can be witnessed on an interpretive game drive or from the vantage point of a boat floating down the Chobe River.
Land Safari Through Chobe National Park
How to Visit Chobe National Park
We booked our safari with Chobezi Expeditions through our hotel, Fawlty Towers (yes, like the television show) in Livingston, Zambia. A day expedition to Chobe National Park cost us $156 per person. Entrance to Chobe was included in the cost (normally around $7). Chobezi picked us up from the hotel, transported us across the border, and returned us to our hotel after the safari.
We entered Botswana after spending more than a week in Zambia. We purchased a return-visit visa in Zambia ($80 per person) instead of the the single-entry visa ($50) because we returned to our hotel in Livingston, Zambia afterward. Botswana does not require an entry visa for over 100 countries. Check out the Botswana embassy website see if your country is exempt.
For a more comprehensive excursion, check out the variety of African tours available on TourRadar. Many of the tours throughout southern Africa include Chobe National Park and other fascinating sites.