Chobe National Park, Botswana (Pt. 1)

Elephants drinking from the Chobe River Chobe National park is Botswana's first and most diverse national park.  We entered the park on a little motor boat on the Chobe river which runs through the park.  After about 3 hours of game viewing on the boat, we hopped on some open sided Land Cruisers to find more animals off the bank of the river.  At one point, we drove into a lush valley right out of the opening sequence for the Lion King.  Within our view, there were hundreds maybe thousands of animals roaming around and in the deep waters of the Chobe.Extreme elepant close-up. Chobe National Park, Botswana Elephant and a bird. Chobe National Park, Botswana Before we entered the park, our guide guaranteed elephants, most guides are reluctant to guarantee their clients seeing a particular animal, but in this case it was a safe bet.  Chobe is known for its massive elephant population.  In fact, it's turning into a bit of a problem.  The land cannot support the current number of elephants.  Many of the plants and trees that contain needed nutrients for the elephants are being depleted.Mom and Baby Elephant. Chobe National Park, Botswana The elephants are an amazing sight.  Watching an entire heard swim across the river using their trunks as snorkels was one of the most memorable experiences of our trip.Elephants swimming across the Chobe River Us and the Elephants. Chobe National Park, Botswana    

6 Responses to Chobe National Park, Botswana (Pt. 1)

  1. JoAnna says:

    Gorgeous pictures!

  2. Amazing photos. Just love them.

  3. Love your pictures. Chobe National Park is an elephant lover’s paradise and you found them. Congratulations. I love elephants too. I was very fortunate to witness elephants crossing the Zambezi River from Chiawa in the Lower Zambezi National Park to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools – as you say, it was an amazing sight. They don’t have very good eyesight, but their hearing is excellent. They used their trunks to smell us too, so their sense of smell is excellent too.

  4. Klaas-Jan says:

    Amazing! We were in Chobe at the same time. I started my trip at the Victoria falls and went to Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. On september 11th en 12th we were in Chobe too.
    I really enjoy all your pictures and movies! You have better camera’s than I had 🙂 I will keep on follow your trip, it’s amazing.

  5. Wow, that’s funny. Maybe we crossed paths on the riverboat! Thanks for your kind words and visiting our website.

  6. Kabo Moyenga says:

    wow! you know i originate from there (Kachikau, 89 km along Namibian border away from Kasane) but i never have time to just go and see those wonders, you guys have just helped to see the beauty i have in the backdoor, i mean not far! and thanks for visiting, hope to see you again.