Chobe National Park has gained global recognition for its incredible wildlife and biodiversity. It sits at the epicentre of Africa's last mega herd of elephants but is also home to every animal that populates a safari goer's wish list - from Aardvark to Zebra. The aesthetic beauty of the Chobe waterfront and the proliferation of life on its verdant floodplains brings visitors from far and wide to witness the bounty. The national park is open year-round to the public and is accessed by vehicle and motorboat. Guests can opt to self-drive into the park (4x4 only), but Kubu Lodge offers professionally guided tours in specially adapted 4x4's and motorboats - time and again these prove to deliver the best wildlife experiences possible.
Although wildlife is the prime reason for visiting Chobe, there are several other activities available:
- Day trips to Victoria Falls can be arranged. Only an hour's drive away, inclusive of border crossings, it seems silly to come all this way and not take advantage of seeing one of our planet's Seven Natural Wonders.
- A working crocodile farm sits right next door to Kubu Lodge. A tour of this generational business will give you a whole new perspective on the last of the living dinosaurs.
- CARACAL is a not-for-profit organisation involved in wildlife and community projects. Their wildlife rehabilitation and rescue centre is worth a visit if only to meet 'Badgy' the honeybadger and 'Fungus' the bushbaby! You can also address that snake phobia by meeting (and handling!) some of Africa's meanest (and most timid) reptiles.
- Want to get a bird's eye view of Chobe's teeming floodplains? Scenic flights can be arranged out of Kasane airport.
- Want to get a taste of Kasane life? A 'shopping trip' into the town centre is one way to meet traders and get a feeling for the local community.
- A sundowner cruise aboard the 'Finfoot' is an ideal way to end any day. Apart from the myriad birds and occasional wildlife along the shore, the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers is less than two kilometres downstream - the only place in the world where four countries meet in one place and the site of Africa's newest bridge.
Eleven thatched, wooden chalets are elevated on their own private deck. Spaced out beneath the giant flamboyant and wild fig trees, each chalet enjoys a tranquil setting. Strategically placed among the rolling lawns are comfortable day beds where visitors can relax to the rythm and views of the Chobe River.
The decks of Morubisi (Owl) Bar and Leathaba (Sunrise) Restaurant overlook the river and lodge grounds, marrying gourmet cuisine with spectacular views. A swimming pool, reading/games lounge, and nature trail provide relaxation for the more active, whilst a small curio shop offers a chance to find that perfect gift.
The Chobe National Park is famous for its bird and wildlife diversity, and is home to the largest single population of elephant in the world. Visitors explore the park by motorboat and open safari vehicles. Additional activities include day trips to Victoria Falls, visits to a working crocodile farm, and tours of a wildlife rehabilitation centre.