Chobe National Park, situated in northern Botswana, is a testament to Africa’s untamed beauty and biodiversity
Chobe National Park, situated in northern Botswana, is a testament to Africa’s untamed beauty and biodiversity. Renowned for its staggering concentrations of wildlife, especially elephants, this park encompasses diverse landscapes, from lush floodplains to sweeping savannas and riverine woodlands.
The Chobe River, a lifeline for countless animals, serves as a focal point for astonishing wildlife and birdlife, offering spectacular sightings of elephants bathing and playing in its waters. The park’s abundance isn’t limited to elephants; it hosts an array of iconic African species, including buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and various antelopes.
Birdlife flourishes here, with vibrant species like carmine bee-eaters, fish eagles, and storks adorning the skies. Within the Chobe Forest Reserve, you’ll get to see species like Arnot’s Chat, Red-necked Falcon, Dark Chanting Goshawk, White-crested Helmetshrike, Meves’s Starling, and the potential sighting of family groups of Southern Ground Hornbills. In more open habitats, our focus turns to spotting Burchell’s and Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Abdim’s Stork, Kori Bustard, Collared and Black-winged Pratincoles. During the summer months, keep an eye out for the aerial grace of Pallid and Montagu’s Harriers soaring above these landscapes.
The Sustainable Birding Company is a subsidiary of Far and Wild Travel, a tailor-made tour company based in Cumbria, UK. Far and Wild Travel offer sustainable, luxury, tailor-made tour itineraries throughout Africa and around the world.