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Chobe National Park description and photos - Botswana: Chobe. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Chobe National Park.
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Located on one of the most beautiful rivers in Africa, Chobe National Park is one of the best in the country for the diversity and concentration of wildlife.
Founded in 1968, the reserve covers about 11,700 square kilometers, covering floodplains, swamps and forests. The park has four distinct geographic areas: Chobe Riverfront, Ngwezumba Depression, Savate and Linyanti. The most accessible and frequently visited, Chobe Riverfront is known for its large herds of elephants and buffaloes that come here to water during the dry winter months. During this season, in the afternoon, you can see hundreds of elephants at the same time. You can be surrounded by elephants, the main road becomes impassable, because many herds of families cross it on their way to the river, where they drink, bathe and play. On the bends of the river you can see lychees, giraffe, kudu, impala, warthog, baboons, and next to them predators - lion, leopard, hyenas and jackals.
Take a river cruise and you will see the other side of the reserve, get the opportunity take a close look at the hippopotamus, crocodile and a huge array of water birds in their natural environment. The park is home to over 460 bird species, making it one of the leading bird safari destinations in Africa.
The Ngwezumba Clay Depressions are located 70 km south of the Chobe River, surrounded by mopane forests and pastures. During the rainy season, the depressions are flooded with water, which attracts wild animals that move from the permanent water sources - the Lignanti and Chobe rivers. The Savate Canal flows out of the Lignati River for 100 km, releasing water into the vast marshland of the Savate Marsh. When filled with water, it becomes a habitat for thousands of migratory birds and animals, and especially large herds of zebras love it. The canal is one of the greatest mysteries: over the past 100 years, it has inexplicably dried up and resumes the flow with renewed vigor, for this reason, the local landscape is formed by numerous dry trees that grew along the line of a full-flowing canal and died when it dried up.
The natural environment and leadership of the country allows visitors to explore Botswana's wildlife. The roads here are only suitable for 4x4 vehicles, they are mostly unpaved but well maintained. When visiting Chobe National Park, you can choose from some wild camping or bungalows on site.
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