Located in Botswana’s far northeastern corner, Chobe National Park was first set aside as a wildlife reserve in the 1930s. It became the country’s first national park in 1968. The park encompasses three iconic wildlife regions: Chobe Riverfront, Linyanti Marshes and the remote Savuti. In the dry months, large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo find their way to the Chobe Riverfront in search of water. Head out with your guide for a boat safari along the river, and you’ll likely spot elephants swimming and playing in the river. You’ll glide past hippos and buffalo on the river keeping a watchful eye out for crocodiles wading into the water searching for the perfect catch.

The woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh are popular with lions, antelopes and hippos. And in the Savuti Marsh, you’ll find numerous species of birds along with migrating zebras in the floodable grasslands.