The Chobe National Park is located in the Northern part of Botswana and comprises an area of approximately 11 000 km². The park lies along the Chobe River, which borders Botswana and Namibia. The Chobe National Park is the second largest park in Botswana and is known for its superb game viewing all year round as it has one of the largest populations of game on the African continent. Chobe is probably most well known for its impressive herds of African Elephants. The Chobe River supports the largest concentration of elephant found anywhere in Africa and it is not uncommon to encounter herds in excess of a hundred.
Chobe National Park offers four distinct different ecosystems :
Chobe National Park is home to huge herds of Elephant, Buffalo, and Burchell's Zebra. There are high densities of predators such as Lion, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and Cheetah. The park also hosts more unusual antelope species like Roan and Sable, Puku, Tsessebe, Eland, Red Lechwe, Waterbuck, and the rare Chobe Bushbuck. Other more popular species such as Giraffe, Kudu, Warthog, Wildebeest and Impala also abound in the park.
Chobe National Park is easily accessed by road and by air. Guests are able to fly into Kasane Airport in Botswana, which is situated just outside the Chobe National Park. Kasane is a bustling town situated on the Chobe River and offers trouble free access to the Chobe National Park. In Kasane there is a large range of accommodation options to choose from, ranging from camp sites, to lodges and hotels. There are also flights into Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe or Livingstone Airport, Zambia. Combining a stay in Victoria Falls with a stay in Chobe National Park makes for a wonderful safari experience.