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Chobe National Park: The Ultimate Safari Experience

Bushtracks offers unique game viewing activities in the Chobe National Park, Botswana - one of Southern Africa's most popular national parks. It's the country's third largest national park, and remains a top safari destination with a reputation for big cat sightings.

Well known for its impressive elephant population, the park is considered home to the highest concentration of elephants in Africa, especially during the dry season. In the dry months from June to the end of August, thousands of elephants gather at the Chobe River, which acts as a primary water source for a variety of species during these months. Vast herds of buffalo, several species of antelope and even zebras can also be seen drinking along the river.

Wherever a large number of herbivores are found, predators are not far behind. The park boasts plenty of predators, especially during the winter months. African wild dogs, spotted hyenas, leopards and lion are plentiful in the area.

Elusive leopards are also present in decent numbers, and can be seen on game drives which head deep into the park - an extremely popular activity with visitors to the park. It has even been reported that local prides of lions occasionally attempt to prey on young elephants, due to the abundance of them in the region, which makes for a thrilling and rare sighting.

Of course with the river bordering the park hippos, crocodiles and a variety of unusual African bird life is are easily spotted on a river cruise, making this an all round satisfying destination. Many of the lodges are overlook the river, allowing guests to experience fantastic game viewing from the comfort of their rooms, before setting out an a day packed with adventure and activities.

Those who want to experience the park, but haven't included it in their itinerary, can easily do so from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, or Livingstone in Zambia. Simply book a Chobe Day Trip and experience a game drive, followed by lunch and a cruise on the river - the perfect activity for all ages.


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