Chobe National Park-Ihaha Campsite
Whether arriving by air or road, the first glimpse of the river – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breathtaking. It appears as a swathe of brilliant, peacock blue ribbon, winding its way through the tiny town of Kasane, and ensuing wilderness – the Chobe National Park. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and concentration of wildlife unparalled anywhere else in the country. Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11 7 00 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. There are four distinct geographical areas in the park: the Chobe Riverfront, the Ngwezumba pans, Savuté and Linyanti. Ihaha Campsite(GPS: S 17 50.484′; E 24 52.748) is on the Chobe Riverfront. There are ten sites; the ablutions have flush toilets and hot showers powered by solar energy but no electricity at the sites. The campsite overlooks a hippo pool in the dry season while in the high water season the river is in full flow below the campground.