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Serondela Reserve

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Address: Chobe National Park, Botswana

This region of Chobe National Park is known as the place to see elephants,...

This region of Chobe National Park is known as the place to see elephants, with an estimated 40,000 of them traveling in herds along the Chobe River.

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River Safari A Must

The guide here was outstanding, showing hidden birds, snakes, and hippos. Two hours was just about the right time on the boat. We saw some hippos head off an attack from a croc.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide here was outstanding, showing hidden birds, snakes, and hippos. Two hours was just about the right time on the boat. We saw some hippos head off an attack from a croc.

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Fredericia, Denmark
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We rushed a bit through this park, we only spend 4 hours in it, but still we got to see much more wildlife than we had expected – such a good surprise! But the park deserves more time than that, you should schedule a whole day (at least) for it!

1 Thank ErikKraft
Plainfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

After visiting 5 parks in Southern Africa, this was my favorite. Spent the morning on a "river" safari. We had a "birder" in our group and he thought he was in "heaven". He was able to identify more birds in this three hour river safari than his whole previous two weeks!! Fun to observe animals on the islands and in... More 

2 Thank Grumpyone88
Cordele, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Chobe is a must see and easily accessible from livingstone in Zambia. We saw buffalo, elephants, lions, warthogs, hippos, giraffes, baboons, and much more. The guides were excellent and the tour was top notch. Incredible safari experience!!!!!!!!

2 Thank AKBGa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great Reserve, beautiful setting. Lovely lion sightings and beautiful view points over the Chobe River. Only thing spoiling it was GP registration cars! Too many vehicles at sightings.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

I truly think this is the greatest safari experience in Africa. The setting, the guides, the proliferation of flora and fauna are spectacular. The lodges range from budget (well may that's an oxymoron...they're all pricey) to extravagant. We chose the "mid-level" and they were quite beautiful and sumptuous. It's best to air-hop and spend a few days at different locations... More 

1 Thank Madachoo
Lachen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

The Serondela Reserve is part of the Chobe river front of Chobe NP. It is easy to access (especially if compared to the rest of Chobe NP) and provides the best wildlife experience that I ever had so far. A must do if you are in the Kasane Region.

3 Thank Martin L
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

You want to see Africa's endangered elephants? Then don't go to Serondela. They only have non-endangered elephants - plagues of them. They claim there are 120,000 elephants but I think that figure is wrong because we probably saw that many in Serondela alone. A pretty part of the park with a good diversity of wildlife. It is popular though so... More 

1 Thank Andyjam2110
Victoria AUST
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

This watery paradise on the Chobe River, was home to many, elephants, hippos and water buffalo. It was great to see the elephants walking across the river to get to the grazing areas on the other side, with trunks in the air like snorkel, groups went over under the watchful eyes of sunning Nile crocodiles. Stunning

1 Thank Farmersam
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Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

If you want elephants, you will see plenty here. Along with hippos, crocodiles, warthogs, impalas, and more. The river cruise is far more interesting as you can see how much the animals love water. You can also see just how fast elephants can swim.

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