Choosing a place to camp at Chobe National Park in Botswana isn’t as easy as you might think, as I showed in my previous blog. We may have hit on Toro Safari Lodge purely by luck or default, but we were more than happy, as it turned out. Here’s why.
[Updated January 2020]
Before we went to Chobe National Park in Botswana for the first time, we asked around to find out the best of Chobe campsites. Through various forums we got a number of replies from people who had their strong favourites.
Ever had car trouble on the way to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, only to arrive and find the entrance gate closed till the next day? Ever driven from Upington and longed for somewhere to stop for a freshly cooked lunch or cold drink in the heat of the day? Or are you desperate for a booking in the park but you’ve left it too late and it’s now full? The Kgalagadi Lodge just 5km from the gate into the park is the answer to your prayers.
Chobe National Park. It’s the place to go to see really jumbo elephants and get good photo opportunities with hippo, crocs and water birds along the river. But the biggest drawback is having to drive the same road over and over in a loop; for us, national parks are as much about changing landscape as they are about animals.
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