The Chobe National Park was declared Botswana’s first national park in 1967. Previously the area was used for forestry. The foresters whilst pulling the trunks down the river banks would chorus “chobe….chobe….” meaning to push in the original language, hence the naming of the area, Chobe.
The life blood of the park is the Chobe River. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The Chobe is home to the largest concentration of African Elephant in the world, also giving it it’s name ‘Land of the Giants’.