Wildlife in Chobe National Park

Botswana’s Chobe National Park is the country’s third-largest nature reserve and was also the first to raken declared in the late 1960s. Visitors to the preserve can look forward to spotting a large variety of Chobe wildlife, including birds, herbivores, and of course the world-famous Chobe Elephants.

The park is detached into four areas, separate distinguished by a unique ecosystem. Because the park’s natural environment changes as one region gives way to another, the miscellaneousness of Chobe wildlife differs depending on your location.

The Serondela area, also known as the Chobe riverfront, is a lush region with a plentiful supply of trees. For this reason, the area is home to herbivores such as the giraffe, black and Cape buffalo. Elephants are frequently spotted in Serondela, drawing visitors to this attractive region of the park.

The Chobe riverfront is also the only place in Botswana where the Puku antelope may be spotted. Bird spotters will enjoy looking out for the carmine bee eater, and when the river is in flood a host of aquatic birds including ducks, storks, ibis, and waterfowl may be seen.

In the Savuti marsh, a drier sector of the park, the savannah ecosystem is home to a multifariousness of large animals which are easily spotted by visitors to this region. The main attraction of Savuti is the occurrence of Elephants, which are numerous and offer an opportunity for amazing viewing. Zebra, wildebeest, warthogs, impalas and kudu are also plentiful in this region. Lions and hyenas are smudged regularly in Savuti, though visitors may be lucky enough to spot a rare cheetah.

In the Linyati marsh, visitors have another opportunity to spot elephants, while a number of predators prowl the plains. Leopards, lions and wild dogs are a common sight in this city of the park, preying on Roan and Sable antelopes which are present in large numbers.