Established in 1968, the park covers approximately 11 7 00 sq kms, encompassing floodplains, swamps and woodland. There are four distinct geographical areas in the park: the Chobe Riverfront, the Ngwezumba pans, Savuté and Linyanti.
The most accessible and frequently visited of Botswana’s big game country, the Chobe Riverfront is most famous for its large herds of elephants and cape Buffalo, which during the dry winter months converge upon the river to drink. Predators are also seen and would include Lion, Leopard, Hyena and possibly Wild Dogs.
At the interior of the park, Savuté boasts most of the Chobe species and it is best known for its predators, particularly lion, cheetah and hyena, of which there are large resident populations.