The Chobe National Park in Botswana can be divided into three distinct regions, The Chobe River in the north that forms Botswana`s border with Namibia (part of which lies within Chobe National Park), the Savuti Channel and Marsh in the interior of the Park and The Linyanti River and Linyanti Reserve along the western boundary of the Park. There is also a migratory route between Chobe National Park and Zimbabwe`s Hwange National Park. These areas are known for having the greatest concentration of elephants on earth and are an excellent venue for Safari.
It is estimated that there are between 45,000 and 90,000 elephants here. Chobe has some of the finest game viewing in Africa and it is notable for huge herds of Buffalo, Zebras, Lechwe, Chobe Bushbuck and at the southernmost point puku and antelope can also be seen. Where there are buffalo, lions are never far away and there is a good chance of seeing large prides who laze around in the shade all day and only yawn themselves awake at dusk. Hyena and leopard also hunt at night while the Cheetah hunt only during the day.
The park is also rich in birdlife with amongst others, the Pel`s Fishing Owl, African Skimmer and American Fish Eagles being regularly spotted here. Safari excursions with expert guides and good accommodation can be easily arranged to allow you to experience this fascinating region and its wildlife both safely and to the full.
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