BOTSWANA – CHOBE River Cruise & Safari: Hippos, Crocs & Elephants

Chobe National Park in Botswana is the 2nd largest park in Southern Africa and includes the mighty Chobe River.

A Chobe River Cruise is among the wonderful experiences in this region with abundant wildlife sightings and a remarkably quiet vibe, compared to Zambezi River cruises.

This video features lots of of elephants, hippos and a few crocs. I never saw that many hippos in one day….;-)

A Safari at Dawn

Another great adventure with an abundance of wildlife sightings is an early morning safari through Chobe National Park.

We left in the dark and saw the bush awakening and coming to life – so beautiful!

hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

soooo many hippos in this park….

hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

They seem so adorable, but are actually the most dangerous animals in the African bush. Hippos have killed more people than any other predator and a bite from their giant jaw can cut a human body in half!

Nearby, these guys were enjoying a morning snack….

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one of the iconic Chobe River Boats in the background – that’s the river right there:

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

Jackals…..

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

sleepy……

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

….and, oh, so handsome!

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

Giraffes emerging like an apparition in the morning glory.

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hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

whassup….?

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hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

a few antelopes joining in…

hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

hippos, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, crocodiles

and no safari would be complete without a few baboons…..

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

finally, a majestic herd of elephants!

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

Chobe National Park at Dawn Safari and Chobe River Cruise

What a way to start the day!

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6 Comments

  1. I also did both @Zambezi and @Chobe – I expierenced the same, Chobe was more expieriencing the nature, Zambezi was more food and hysteric american tourists

  2. That looks so amazing! – will definitely add this as a day trip when I go to Vic Falls next year!

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