The beautiful Chobe River supports a diversity of wildlife that is hard to match. The blue water of the river cuts it's way through the Kalahari Basin, bordering the park to the north. The extreme Northeast of the park is known as the Serondela, consisting of lush floodplains and dense woodland, where the Chobe River is a major watering spot. When in flood the array of bird life is excellent with stork, ibis and other waterfowl. During the dry season wildlife takes up residence nearby to take advantage of the permanent water. This provides one of the perfect opportunities to view the large numbers of elephant, giraffe, Cape buffalo and the predators they attract.
Chobe can be divided in to different ecosystems, the Serondela being one of the most visited. Another well known area is the Savuti Marsh which constitutes the western stretch of the park, covering 10,800 km². A relic of a large inland lake, the marsh is now fed by the erratic Savuti channel. For 30 years this channel ran dry. Today, due to the unusual tectonic movement that affects Botswana, Savute is a lush paradise of grassland and life-giving waters.
The wildlife is adapting, and this once arid landscape is awash with life. Located at the Northwest corner of the park and adjacent to the Linyati River is the Linyati Marsh. Much like the Serondela and Savuti Marsh, the mix of open woodlands, flood plains and lagoons are home to large concentrations of lions and elephants. Hippos wallow in the waters, crocodile laze in the sun and rich birdlife surround the area.