Use your time well on the safari, On our safari tourists spent hours taking pics of Buck and warthog, stopping our guide every time, I realise these animals are wonderful but there are many many of them in park and later we didnt have time to try find Lion or Leopard...we really missed a lot of opportunity cause tourists stop to take pics of the same things all the time. You WILL SEE lots of buck, warthhog, elephants .
Do not get off boats unless you are with a guide that says its safe, this is dangerous area, croc's are real fast and a hungry lion may just find you delicious... maybe you see nothing, but................... they see you.
Chobe River National Park is not the wildest safari park. However you should be aware there are crocodiles and hippos in the river. If you choose to camp, stay at least 20 feet away from the river bank. The camp does get a little crowded with international and domestic tourists, but choose your spot carefully. I've heard of German tourist bitten by a croc when she camped too close to the river bank.
Crocodiles are found primarily in freshwater rivers that have dense vegetation cover. In Chobe National Park they can also be found in large lakes. Crocodiles are most at home in the water, but are able to travel on land.
Crocodiles are carnivores. They use their sharp teeth for catching and holding their prey. Their diet is thought to consist primarily of fish and small aquatic invertebrates however adults opportunistically feed on larger prey if it becomes available including humans.
Hippos are the most feared animals in southern Africa. Each year more people are killed by them than by all the other animals together.
Hippos watch strictly over their territories and threaten anybody invading it by what looks like yawning. If the invader does not withdraw, they usually attack without any further hesitation. Smaller boats are particularly at risk, because a hippo can easily topple it over, and as their front teeth are as sharp as razorblades, chances of survival are slim.
Vervet monkeys are found all over Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa. They have a highly developed system of communication and they tend to spend a lot of time on the ground.
At several camps in Botswana these little fellows got into the truck and cars and pulled everything out that they could eat or steal. If tents were not sealed properly, these velvet monkeys would make themselves at home and destroy anything that they could lay their hands on! Do not leave food in your tent if you are camping!!!!
Please do not litter, litter can cause the death of animals.. so please do not litter, this is a lovely CLEAN and beautiful park.
Do not sleep in the open, and only camp at campsites, even in these campsites do not sleep in the open.
Elderly and disability people must make sure that they will be able to get on the safari truck, some are very high and very difficult to get on, so check when booking.
The game rangers will usually take you to a safe area where you can get out of the car for a while, even here be careful and dont roam away from the group.
Lots of loose sand in this park, you will need a 4X4 here, not the place you want to get stuck in....even with a 4X4 wait for a game ranger if you get stuck.
Buffalo are very dangerous animals, please dont let children call them attract their attention, just be quiet when close to them. They are very fast and much more dangerous than they look.