The wildly diverse. Proclaimed as a reserve in 1961 the Chobe National Park now is home to the largest concentration of elephants on the planet. As of 2012 more than 165 000 elephants are alleged to live in the northern regions of Botswana.
Chobe River is the central point for wildlife in the northern part of the Chobe National Park. A great many safari companies are based in the small town of Kasane which is the northern gateway of the Chobe. Many people visit the Chobe National Park from neighboring Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia as well as international tourists.