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Chobe National Park An African Wonder

Well, if you’ve made it this far, you’ll be delighted to know that Chobe National Park is not only the second largest national park in Botswana, it also has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent. The Park is divided into four sections, the Serondela area, the Savuti Marsh area, Nogatsaa and Tchinga, and the Linyanti Marsh.

You might think what you are supposed to do in a national park that has four sections. Well, the logical thing is to see the wildlife and experience the magic of Africa. The first section of the park you want to visit is the Serondela area. This section of Chobe National Park is filled with dense green forests which in turn attract African wildlife such as elephants, buffalo and the famous bee-eater. The Serondela area is the most visited part of the Chobe National Park because it is situated near the Victoria Falls. Well, if you ever visit Botswana, go see the Serondela area in Chobe National Park, it will really surprise you.

The next section in the park is called the Savuti Marsh area. A long time ago, in fact millions of years ago, this was a large inland lake whose waters were cut off by tectonic movements. These days, the Savuti Swamp is fed by the Savuti Canal, which supplies water to the swamp. Savuti Marsh is covered in savannahs and grasslands, which attract thousands upon thousands of wild animals each year. During the rainy season, you will be able to see a staggering number of different bird species in the park, as well as lions, hyenas, and zebras. From time to time you might also have the privilege of seeing a cheetah. If you can’t make it through the rainy season, don’t despair because even in the dry season you can see warthogs, kudus, impalas, zebras, wildebeests and Chobe National Park’s king, the elephant. If you ever want to experience a large-scale animal migration, you must visit Savuti Marsh. It is famous for its annual zebra and predator walk.

The third section of the Chobe National Park is The Linyanti Marsh. This section of Chobe National Park is also called the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. This region is shared between a very small number of private campgrounds. Travelers to this region will be able to see African wildlife privately and exclusively. If you ever end up in Botswana during the dry season, then The Linyanti Marsh is the place to visit. During the dry season, large concentrations of species such as zebra and elephant can be observed. It is also famous for lions and hyenas. All bird lovers will find this region of Chobe National Park irresistible.

The last region is Nogatsaa and Tchinga, a hot and dry interior. All that is known about this area is that it holds water well into the dry season and during this time it is a great place to spot elands. I only recommended this area to the adventurous traveler. You really need hair on your teeth if you want to visit this section of Chobe National Park.

However, the real attraction of Chobe National Park is its elephant population. You haven’t experienced the true spirit of Chobe National Park until you see the African elephant.

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