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Encountering African Elephants on a safari in Botswana

  • Linyanti & Chobe National Park.
  • The largest concentration of elephants on the planet!
  • Game driving, boating and walking safari.
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Botswana is famous for being home to the largest elephant population in Africa. Within its reserves, including Chobe National Park and the Linyanti reserves (Kwando, Selinda, and Linyanti), there are hundreds of thousands roaming freely.

Botswana has been nicknamed the ‘elephant capital of the world’ within the safari industry and for good reason, as at any given point during the high season there can be up to 250,000 elephants in Chobe National Park. Travel in the dry season, and you will most certainly have your fill of spotting elephants. With the highest concentrations and biggest herds seen from June through to November, it is not uncommon to see hundreds of elephants on a game drive in certain areas. The two areas that the team at Yellow Zebra suggests visiting are Chobe National Park and the Linyanti reserves.

Elephants in Chobe National Park

Chobe is a national park and is the most elephant-dense area of Botswana. However, that doesn’t mean other locations are lacking – plus it can get quite busy during peak season.

Our recommended camp from which to view elephants would be Duma Tau. Not only are elephants found in high numbers in this region between July and August, but Duma Tau has a ‘floating deck’ where guests can sit out on the water and marvel as these magnificent animals cross the waterway in front of them.

Elephants in the Linyanti Reserves

Another location that is fantastic for encountering elephants in Botswana, is the Linyanti. This collection of reserves offers a much more exclusive experience, plus off-road driving.

Our recommended places to stay in the Linyanti would be Lagoon Camp and Kings Pool Camp as our middle- and top-end lodges – both are truly superb and located within seriously good areas.

If you are a big fan of elephants, and you would like to encounter them on a safari to Africa, then the best thing to do is to contact our experts here today so that we can help you plan an elephant-focused adventure.

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