Chobe National Park

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

If you are wanting to go to a country that cares about animal conservation, has the Big Five in abundance and is truly an African game viewing experience like no other then Botswana is the place to head to. Chobe National Park is one of the front runners of game parks in Africa, due to its high concentration of animal’s and well-kept biodiversity – it really is an impressive national park to visit.

Situated in north eastern part of Botswana, it is one of the largest parks in the country and was the first to be established in the mid twentieth century. The park now has one of the largest amounts of elephants on it in the planet, boasting over 50 000 of these gentle giants. Birdlife is spectacular here and Chobe has over 450 species that flock to this region throughout the year. The parks vegetation is dense with thick woodlands, rivers, marshes and grasslands in different areas.

Along the Chobe River bed you can often view giraffe, buffalos, sable and antelope, while in the marsh lands crocodiles, hippos, African wild dogs, lions and leopards are regularly seen.

Activities in the impressive game park consist of going on a well-known Chobe safari game drive, fishing excursions, sunset cruises and water safaris along the great Chobe River and guided bush walks to get up close and personal with African nature at its best. Village tours are also popular amongst travellers seeking insight of the local people from the area, this is accessed via a Mokoro canoe to the western side of the river bank and is a unique experience worth trying out.

Chobe offers accommodation for any sort of traveller whether you’re looking for luxurious style lodges, rustic bungalows or camping safari style – it really has something to offer for anyone. Houseboats are also a wonderful form of experiencing the national park at its best, equipped with fishing rods and all the necessities one needs for this sort of excursion, it is a highly recommended way of viewing the national park in a unique and exclusive way.

Whether you’re wanting a budget safari or an exciting African overland experience then rest assured that Ashanti Travel Online will be able to arrange any sort of adventure trip in this magnificent region.

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One More UNESCO Heritage Site for South Africa

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Drakensberg, Drakensburg Mountain Range, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, South Africa, Tours|0 Comments

If you’ve been gunning to tick off all of South Africa’s heritage sites from your list, it’s just gotten a little longer – the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape has been inscribed as a UNESCO site. (PIC: khomanisan.com) Located in the north of South Africa at the border with Botswana and Namibia, and coinciding with the Kalahari-Gemsbok Park (collectively the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park in the three countries), the area has long been home to the ǂKhomani San people, with evidence of their activity since the Stone Age. One of the last communities of San people in the country to [...]

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The Ultimate Travel Bucket List of Southern Africa

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Are you planning a trip to Africa, but you are not sure what you want to do? Don’t worry, we have put together a bucket list of the top “not to miss” attractions just for you! This bucket list contains some of the most wonderful places in Southern Africa and East Africa, including amazing countries like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. Our top 10 African experiences range from gorilla trekking in Uganda, to hiking up Dune 45 in the desert of Namibia, and searching for the big five in Kruger National Park. Start reading [...]

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Ashanti’s Review of our Joburg to Vic Falls Overland Tour

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In July 2016, we sent Ashanti Travel staff member, Cal Heyburgh, on our 8 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Tour. This compact camping safari is a great way to experience overland travel, with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife, as well as some of Southern Africa’s most beautiful national parks, in a short amount of time. The bulk of the tour is spent in Botswana and this trip is one of the best ways to enjoy Botswana on a budget. Below is Cal’s review of his tour.     Day 1 – Johannesburg to Tuli Block, Botswana Departing [...]

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July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Adventure Tours, Botswana, Budget Safaris, Day Tours, Destinations, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, News, Overland Tours, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Travel Advice, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nearly half of our planets population (more than 3 billion people) are living in high, medium or low risk malaria areas. Even though there has been a massive progress in curing and preventing this disease, it still causes many deaths each year and unfortunately most of them are here in Africa. When you’re on a holiday you really don’t want to have to worry about something as unpleasant as malaria, but at the same time you want to keep the risk of contracting the disease as low as possible. Here are a few steps to help prevent Malaria:  ABC(D)- prevention Awareness of the risk. [...]

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