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Chobe National Park

Listed under National Parks in NW Botswana, Botswana.

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The Chobe National Park is known for having one of the greatest game concentrations in Africa. It is also home of the largest elephant population in Africa; large in numbers, and in size. The park is divided into four different ecosystems, and each has something unique to offer. The Chobe riverfront, or the Serondela area, is in the north-east and is full of dense teak forests, lush plains, and is also where you can find the Victoria Falls. Along the Chobe river you can spot elephants getting a drink, and crocodiles lurking in the water nearby. The Savuti Marsh, located in the west, boasts of having the largest population of wildlife, and animals can be seen during all seasons. Some of the major species include: elephants, warthogs, kudu, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest. But the area is notorious for its predators, like spotted hyenas and lions. In the furthest section lies the Linyanti swamps, also known as the “forgotten paradise” of Chobe National Park. The towering canopy of trees follows the river and is home to hundreds of bird species, among other wildlife. Between Linyanti and the Savuti marshes lies hinterland, a hot area covered in grass woodlands where antelope can be spotted. When travelling through the park, it is important that you have a four wheel drive vehicle, and also that you carry safety supplies. At Chobe National Park you can enjoy the wildlife and nature, but make sure you take the proper precautions before you enter this mosquito infested terrain.

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Written by  Tara Fuller.

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