Chobe National Park covers about 11,700 sqkm in the northern Kalahari and takes its name from the Chobe River, which forms its northern boundary. It includes a diversity of habitats such as marshes, waterways, riverine forests, dry woodlands, etc.
Chobe National Park is famous for huge herds of elephants (reaching up to five hundred in number) and buffalos, and prides of lions that have learnt to hunt them. Large herds of zebras, lechwes, Chobe bushbucks and also pukus are often observed. The park is also rich in birdlife with two resident favourites being Pel’s Fishing Owl and the African Skimmer. Due to the Chobe River being a permanent source of water in the national park, boat trips are offered year round by the camps.