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The Chobe National Park is situated in the northwest of Botswana and is undoubtedly the country’s most beautiful and popular nature and game reserve. It is one of the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa, making it an ideal location for an African safari. Home to an incredibly large elephant population, tour through the park and encounter 120,000 elephants.
Observe a variety of wildlife animals, bird life and embark on a sunset cruise and game drives. Take the perfect wildlife photographs and watch a family of elephants playing in a waterhole.
The Khwai Concession Area of the Okavango Delta lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary, allowing wildlife to move freely between the woodlands in the wet season when the water is plentiful and back to permanent rivers and lagoons in the dry season. Experience the wildlife through walking safaris and night drives.
The Khwai River is famous for its large population of predatory birds, most notably the Bateleurs which gather on the outskirts of the river during July – October. As a result, this area is immensely popular with bird spotters.
The Concession is also a good area to see Roan and Sable antelope. On your Botswana safari, you might see kudu, tsessebe, wildebeest, and zebra. Huge herds of migrating elephants enjoy the Mopane woodlands of the interior of the Khwai area. There are fairly stable populations of large predators such as lion, spotted hyena, and African wild dog. If you’re lucky, you may also spot leopards.
Moremi Game Reserve rests on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and was named after Chief Moremi of the Botswana tribe. The reserve covers 5,000 square kilometres in extent, it is a surprisingly diverse Reserve, combing mopane woodland and acacia forests, floodplains, and lagoons. Only about 30% of the reserve in the mainland, with the bulk being within the Okavango Delta itself.
The reserve is the best place to experience excellent views of Savannah game as well as bird watching on the lagoons. Enjoy game drives and nature walks that will give you the opportunity to spot an incredibly wide spectrum of wildlife, ranging from large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, packs of wild dog and 550 bird species in the open grassland.