Located conveniently close to Victoria Falls, the Serondela and Chobe Riverfront area is the most accessible and frequently visited part of Botswana’s big game country. The beautiful Chobe River gives life to a diverse and impressive concentration of wildlife. Experience Kalahari elephant in their hundreds (120 000 elephant live in the park), vast herds of Cape buffalo and predators (including lion, hyena and leopard). Keep a sharp eye out for hippo that may stroll across the road in front of you – or the Nile crocodiles that slumber lazily on the banks of the river. During the dry winter months, wild animals converge upon the river to drink, making game viewing particularly rewarding.
Less visited areas of the park, including the Savute region, Savuti Marsh, Linyanti and the hot, dry Nogatsaa grass woodland are all worth exploring, as the rich variety of ecosystems in Chobe National Park support a striking range of wildlife, including leopard (in the forested riverine areas), cheetah and the endangered African wild dog, particularly in the open grassland areas around Savute. Smaller mammals abound, including baboon, warthog, vervet monkey, honey badger, jackal and more. The lucky few may catch sight of the rare endangered pangolin.