Chobe Park News

Lots of Potential: Chobe Wildlife Rescue

September 11, 2010
By
Lots of Potential: Chobe Wildlife Rescue

I’m getting closer to being able to run the site on a regular basis, but wanted to pass along a link to a guy working really hard and needing some help. here is the link: Chobe Wildlife Rescue And here is the back story of Dr. Clay Wilson: There is nothing more satisfying than...

Read more »

Elephant and Man: Can there be Peaceful coexistance in Kasane area?

June 26, 2010
By
Elephant and Man: Can there be Peaceful coexistance in Kasane area?

If you travel by car to Chobe National Park, you must be aware of the wildlife on your drive.  This is especially true on the stretch from Nata to Kasane.  On this drive, we have seen numerous game from sable to giraffe, but the one species that is most important to avoid on the...

Read more »

Botswana among winners of the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

June 9, 2010
By

This is a major award and I am happy for Botswana.  In the name of full disclosure, we must add that several groups for indigenous people are bothered by this award.  The reason is that The Botswana government has banned the Bushmen from using a borehole which they rely on for water, despite a...

Read more »

Botswana’s photographic areas expand

May 28, 2010
By
Botswana’s photographic areas expand

The following is information supplied by Africa Geographic Magazine and specifically from their ‘man in Maun’, Grant Atkinson.  I consider Africa Geographic to be one of the best wildlife magazines available, with stunning photography.  Unfortunately, the print version of the magazine is quite expensive outside of South Africa.  Luckily, they do have a nice...

Read more »

For anyone thinking Chobe is as tame as a zoo … What has 4 legs and one arm?

May 20, 2010
By
For anyone thinking Chobe is as tame as a zoo … What has 4 legs and one arm?

‘WHAT has four legs and one arm?’ That was the beginning of a surprising satirical text message sent by Australian Barrie Slater to his workmates at home after he almost lost an arm during a savage attack by a hyena in Botswana, Africa, last month. Text recipient and work colleague John Cavanagh said everyone...

Read more »

2009 Aerial Surveys: Counts to deternime abundance, distribution and trends

February 12, 2010
By
2009 Aerial Surveys: Counts to deternime abundance, distribution and trends

While in Chobe, you will not see many rangers other than the occasional ‘poacher patrol’, so you may wonder if anyone is keeping tabs on the trends within the park.  The answer is ‘yes they are’.  Many of the surveys are conducted from the air.  One of the teams that help with this is...

Read more »

Elephants mourn the loss of a young bull

December 7, 2009
By
Elephants mourn the loss of a young bull

Chobe is not a zoo, but a living system.  With all of the beauty, unfortunately there are also daily animal losses.  This story will make use thing about how animals grieve. As you know, we support the work of Elephants Without Borders.  The following article is a reprint from a blog story by Kelly...

Read more »

Botswana joins Kavango-Zambezi conservation area

November 13, 2009
By
Botswana joins Kavango-Zambezi conservation area

The following is  taken from an article reported by MONKAGEDI GAOTLHOBOGWE, a  Mmegi Online Staff Writer. At a meeting hosted by Namibia recently, the countries developed a draft treaty, which provides the basis for national consultations with stakeholders. Besides Namibia and Botswana other countries in the venture are Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. At the...

Read more »

Botswana: Protecting Wildlife and Wilderness

November 3, 2009
By

Article copyright: Commonwealth News and Information Service (London) A guidelines manual and certificate system is in place to encourage tourism companies to comply with recognized environmental standards During the dry season in Chobe National Park, the third largest in Botswana, as many as 120,000 elephants migrate over 200 kilometers in search of rain and...

Read more »

Chobe River Booze Cruise Video

November 1, 2009
By

A video from 2006 of a river cruise on the Chobe River.  We think this 2 min. 30 sec. video gives one a good feel for the diversity of wildlife and the scale of the hers one will see on a typical afternoon ‘booze cruise” in Chobe National Park.  Nice captures of elephants and...

Read more »