Charlotte Fairfax
3 minute read
1 Dec 2019
6:01 pm

All-day Chobe River cruises entice wildlife lovers and photographers

Charlotte Fairfax

Another plus is that you have a head start on the usual afternoon mass launch, seeing plenty of wildlife, without any jostling for photo opportunities.

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If you have an eye for natural beauty, you’ll know as soon as you reach the Chobe River, in northeastern Botswana. It’s a wildlife lover and nature photographer’s dream. For elephant lovers and safari fanatics, the great elephant concentrations on the Chobe River occur during the winter months. For birders, the wet summer months are the drawcard, when the migrant birds are in full colour and antelope start dropping their young. Any time of the year, the Chobe provides the most spectacular sunsets. Game viewing in the dry season pretty much guarantees excellent sightings, since animals have to visit the...