The Chobe National Park is the third largest National Park in the country covering an area of 11, 700m2. It is most popular for its large elephant population of over 50,000 which is the largest concentration in Africa. The Chobe Region within which the park lies houses the largest elephant population in the world. Wildlife in the park includes waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators’ lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. Common species to be seen include the Sacred ibis, Egyptian Geese, the ubiquitous cormorants and darters, Spur-winged Geese, pel’s Fishing Owl, carmine Bee-eaters, most members of the kingfisher family, all the rollers, the unmistakable Fish Eagle, the Martial Eagle, and many members of the stork family.
The park has camping facilities at Savuti, Linyanti and Ihaha.