01 March 2017

Planning a Southern African self-drive safari and want to see the world's largest land animal? Here are the top five places to see elephants in Southern Africa.

Chobe National Park, Botswana


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The Chobe National Park is known for being an elephant Mecca as it’s home to over 50,000 elephants.

The park got its name from the Chobe River that forms the northern boundary of the park and attracts a wide diversity of wildlife. This results in great opportunities for game viewing from and around the river for those planning Botswana safaris.

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

According to South African National Parks, the Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa.

It gives Garden Route travelers a chance to see elephants without having to one of the further parks. Besides, Addo Elephant is the only national park in the world home to the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, the Southern right whale and the great white shark.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

The elephant population in Hwange National Park is one of the largest in the world.

The Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe and is home to over 100 species of mammals and close to 400 bird species.

Etosha National Park, Namibia

If you’re planning a Namibia safari, the Etosha National Park should be one of the first destinations on your list to visit. Known as being home to the largest variety of mammals and birds in Namibia, the biggest elephant population in Namibia can be found here.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

One of Africa’s largest and best known national parks, South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the few parks that can really give you a reasonable chance of spotting elephants throughout the whole year as well as the other members of the Big Five.

For more information about Kruger, visit: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/

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