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  • Hi Rob, We had a great time in Botswana. Savuti was an excellent recommendation. The location by the river is lovely and the camp certainly seemed well managed. We had a good guide and notably saw leopards (2), lions (5 – youngsters), dogs (twice), and honey badgers. We also liked Little Vumbura. We had an excellent guide who was the best on birds we have ever had. We saw one lion (twice), 3 leopards (2 very shy but one very good) and we had a great dog viewing experience when they were not just lying there half-asleep but were running about with some pups. We also saw the sable (the herd is being steadily reduced by the lions) and some very enjoyable elephant viewings.

    David and Pamela have travelled to Botswana several times
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The Chobe National Park including the Savuti Channel

The Chobe is a huge National Park and covers an area of 11,000 sq. kms. Its habitats range from the floodplain and backwaters of the river systems to sand ridges, dry lake beds, riverine thickets/bush and mopane forest. The Chobe stretches south-westwards from Kasane and the Chobe River in the north, to the Mababe Depression (a dead lake area fed by the Savuti Channel) in the south. Except for the limited network of roads one lodge along the river, and three lodges in the Savuti area, there is little development within the park.

Most travellers to the Chobe concentrate either along the river frontage (based out of Kasane town), where a combination of boating safaris and game drives are on offer, or in the Savuti area (the Savuti area is spectacular in the drier months with high concentrations of elephant and lion populations. Aside from the wildlife, the San rock art is also an attraction). Travellers using mobile tented camps may have the opportunity to explore more remote areas of the park, but only during the dry season.

Although the birdlife is spectacular, the Chobe is perhaps more famous for its large herds, particularly elephant and buffalo which frequent the river courses. Elephants swimming in the Chobe River is a great attraction for many visitors, especially photographers. Amongst the 16 antelope species found, greater kudu are common, and the near endemic puku and Chobe bushbuck can also be seen.

For further information on visiting the Chobe National Park region please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our specialists.

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