Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park was the first National Park declared in Botswana in 1967. Inside the park a larger community existed, which slowly was moved out. Since 1975 no humans live inside the park anymore. Due to extensions of the Park in 1980 and 1987, the park reached its current size of 10.566 km². The Chobe Park is part of the border exceeding Kavango – Zambezi Frontier conservation area.

 

The Chobe National Park was named after the Chobe River, which creates the northern border of the park. The Chobe starts in Angola and is called the Kuando River there. Chobe is famous for its giant elephant and Cape buffalo herds and is the most southern place where the Puku can be found. During the dry season in 2004 more than 30.000 elephant were counted in Chobe National Park. In 2009 official censorings counted 120.000 animals. In the area of the Savute channel a lot of younger and juvenile elephants become prey for lions. Further does the Chobe National Park hosts other larger animals like Kudu, wilder beasts, antelopes and impala.