Our pick #3
Chobe National Park is the second largest park in Botswana and covers an area of 10,566 km². With areas of marshland, flood plains, savannah, grasslands, woodland and the Chobe and Savuti Rivers, the park is wonderfully diverse. Chobe has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent and is known for its elephant population, with some 120,000 based in the park. The elephants tend to be very large but their ivory is brittle, so they only have short tusks. As well as elephant, an abundance of giraffe, zebra, impala, sable, wildebeest, kudu, waterbuck, warthogs, eland, lion and hyena can be seen, and if you are very lucky, cheetah and leopard. In the northern areas near Kasane, game viewing on a Chobe Sunset River Cruise is a particular highlight. The Savuti area is in the south west of Chobe National Park, just above the Okavango Delta and covers 5000 km². Referred to as ‘The Kingdom of the Lion’ due to the high density of lions in the area, Savuti is renowned for its prime game viewing with an abundance of wildlife, both predators and prey.