The gorgeous Chobe National Park is situated in Botswana, next to the Okavango Delta, one of the better known conservation areas of the country. The picturesque park begins at the border of the vast Chobe River and stretches to the borders of the Okavango Delta, where the Moremi Game Reserve begins. The Ichobezi River Lodge offers a unique means of experiencing the wildlife of the Chobe National Park in the form of a luxury Safari houseboat that families or groups can rent for their exclusive pleasure. This family lodge on the water navigates the stunning Chobe River allowing guests to encounter the large concentration of elephants and birds, as well as buffalo, antelope and a range of predators and other wildlife while indulging in the luxury of a sunset cruise.
The magnificent Chobe River is a popular site for those overseas visitors Fishing Africa on a fishing expedition as well as many a photographic society wishing to capture the landscape, the wild animals and the variety of birds that migrate to the area from November to March each year.
The original inhabitants of this area were the San, known in Botswana as the Basarwa. The San were nomadic hunter gathers and were skillfully adapted to this harsh lifestyle of moving from area to area in search of water, wild fruits and hunting game.
The elephant population found at the Chobe National Park is part of the largest surviving elephant population. Botswana's elephant population is estimated at around 120,000. The majestic Chobe elephants are migratory and move 200 kilometers from the Chobe River to the pans of the Southeast of the park during the rainy season.