Chobe River

Type: River Experience
Known by many different names, the Chobe River begins as the Kwando River in the Angolan highlands where it then flows over great distances, through the Kalahari Desert, before it reaches Botswana. Once in Botswana it is first called the Linyanti, then the Itenge and then finally becomes the Chobes once it reaches Ngoma. The Chobe, the Okavango and the Zambezi Rivers combined carry more water than all the other rivers in Southern Africa. The Chobe River also helps to form part of the Chobe National Parks northern border and is part of the water that plummets over the gorge as the Victoria Falls. Chobe is known to be home to the largest population of savanna elephants in Africa and attracts a wide variety of game that can be viewed from the river banks or on a boat or mokoro cruise. The Chobe River offers many opportunities for a variety of safari boating experiences. Specialized companies offer house boat experiences, sunset game viewing boat rides, traditional canoe or mokoro rides, as well as fishing.
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Chobe River
Couple enjoying a mokoro ride Elephant-back ride through the water at sunset