Chobe National Park in northern Botswana comprises 11700 sq km2 encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. The Chobe River forms its northern boundary. There are four distinct geographical areas: Chobe riverfront, Nogatsaa pans, Savuti and Linyanti.
Chobe offers great wildlife viewing. Vast herds of elephant and Cape buffalo converge along the Chobe riverfront in the dry months. The Chobe riverfront sits in close proximity to the borders with Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia, making Victoria Falls a popular and easy day trip destination. A visit to Chobe is not complete without a boat trip on the beautiful river. The town of Kasane has an International airport and a growing number of fantastic accommodation options.
The Nogatsaa pans lie approximately 70 kms south of the Chobe River and comprise a large complex of clay pans, surrounded by teak and mopane woodlands and vast grassland plains.
The Savuti channel flows at irregular intervals from the Linyanti River, carrying water into a vast, shallow swampland called the Savuti marsh. The Gubatsa Hills were formed millions of years ago during volcanic movement, and rise about 90 meters out of a completely flat landscape and dominate the Savuti skyline. Savuti is best known for its predators, particularly lion, leopard and hyaena of which there are large resident populations. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh also attract numerous bird species as well as migrating wildebeest and zebra.
Linyanti is situated to the north of Savuti. The region consists mainly of riparian forests close to the Linyanti River systems while the rest of the area is characterized by wide-open flood plains dotted with wild date and Ilala palm islands. The woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh are inhabited by a wide variety of wildlife including hippo, crocodile, elephant, buffalo and numerous predators.