Sunday, 1 May 2016

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK --- ELEPHANT COUNTRY

Introduction :

Chobe National Park is the "Jewel" of Botswana in Southern Africa.

Chobe National Park is best known for its spectacular elephant sightings -- the population is estimated at more than 70,000 elephants today.

Chobe National Park is said to have the highest concentration of elephants in Africa. Concentration of elephants is very high throughout Chobe.

You are sure of one thing in Chobe -- just a brief drive along any of the roads in Chobe  reveals a torn branch, a trumpeting call-- all unmistakable signs that this is "Elephant Paradise".

At Chobe, you can get so close to elephants that you can hear their deep rumblings as they communicate with each other over miles of savannah grasslands.

Because of a large population of 70,000 "Loxodonta Africana" is plentiful and abundant and because of extremely tight restrictions on poaching remarkably tolerant of "Wildlife Tourists".

Elephants living at Chobe are "Kalahari Bush Elephants", the largest in size of all elephant subspecies.

In the dry season, these elephants sojourn in the mighty Chobe River and Linyanti River areas taking advantage of the permanent water in the area; by the end of the dry season the area looks stripped of all nutrients, dry, and very desolate.

When the rains come, the elephants start moving south on a 200 kilometre migration path to the southern reaches of the park.

Now, that it has rained there are lush pools of water in the bush and they can graze on trees and grasses lush from the summer rain.

Once these pools start drying up, these magnificent elephants once again make their way to the permanent waters of the Chobe River.

A sight not to be missed while visiting Chobe National Park is "Hundreds of African Bush Elephants" swimming across the mighty Chobe River from one end to the other.

Conclusion :

Let us do our utmost in supporting the Government of the Republic of Botswana against 'organized poacher gangs' and keep Chobe National Park -- An Elephant Paradise for years and decades to come.


 

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