The wilderness of Chobe River – Namibia & Botswana

Chobe National Park is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. The park is located along the banks of the Chobe River, which flows into the Zambezi River in Mozambique.

The name “Chobe” comes from a word meaning “muddy water” in Tswana, one of Botswana’s official languages. The area was first settled by hunter-gatherers during pre-colonial times; at that time, it was known as Okavango Delta until Namibia took over administration after independence from South Africa in 1990s (and later Botswana).

Botswana & Namibia

Botswana and Namibia are two countries in Africa that are known for their wildlife. The Chobe National Park is located in Botswana, but the river flows into Zambia. The park covers an area of approximately 6,000 square kilometres. It is bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn and forms part of the greater Okavango Delta ecosystem.

The area was first declared as a game reserve by Cecil Rhodes’ British South Africa Company (BSAC) in 1895 after they had occupied north-western Zambia during their campaign against King Lewanika and his kingdom at Barotseland.[3] Initially administered from Livingstone under BSAC rule until Northern Rhodesia achieved independence as Zambia on October 24th 1964[4].

The Chobe River and its habitats

The Chobe River runs through the park and offers a variety of habitats, from open grasslands to wooded areas. There are many camps on both sides of the border where you can stay overnight or longer if you want to get away from it all.

You may find yourself staying in one of these camps:

  • Botswana: Mowana Lodge, Chobe Game Lodge or Khwai Tented Camp
  • Namibia: Chobe Game Lodge at Savuti (located across from Botswana), Savuti Safari Lodge

Elephants, birds and beautiful landscapes in the wilderness of Namibia.

The elephant is the largest land mammal in the world and one of Africa’s most iconic animals. They are herbivores, spending most of their day eating and drinking. The national parks of Chobe in Botswana and Mashi in Namibia are home to a large population of elephants with an estimated density of 23 elephants per square kilometre (60/sq mi).

Botswana’s Chobe National Park shares borders with Namibia and Botswana.

Chobe National Park is a famous wildlife park located in northern Botswana and southern Zambia. The Chobe River flows through the area of the park, forming a natural border between Botswana and Zambia. The Zambezi River joins with other rivers here at Kazungula, where four countries meet and form a quadripoint: Zambia, Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia), Botswana and Namibia.

I have been all over Africa and have seen many wildlife parks, but this one is special because we can see animals from all three countries at once! The park is located in northern Botswana and southern Zambia. The river flows through the area of the Park and forms a natural border between Botswana and Zambia.

The Chobe River is the main waterway in the park and it runs through Botswana and Namibia. It’s a popular destination for boat trips, which can be arranged from both sides of the border. If you’re looking for some adventure but still want to stay close to civilization, this may be your best bet!

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