The Serondela area (or Chobe riverfront), situated in the extreme northeast of Chobe National Park, has as its main geographical features lush plains and dense teak forests. The Chobe River, which flows along the northeastern border of the park, provides a much-needed drinking spot for wildlife during the dry season.
As the year progresses through the dry season, elephant numbers increase in the area and at certain times of the year their constant presence can be overwhelming. Serondela is also big game country and vast numbers of buffalo, hippo, crocodile, kudu and lion are also present. The river also attracts species such as sable and roan antelope, as well as the Chobe bushbuck – unique to this remarkable wilderness region.
Bird-watching is also excellent – the famous bee-eater is regularly spotted here close to the riverbank. This is probably the most visited section of Chobe National Park, partly because of its proximity to Victoria Falls in nearby Zambia and Zimbabwe. The town of Kasane, situated on the river, is the most important town of the region and serves as the northern entrance to the national park.
As well as taking to the tracks on a safari game drive, additional activities include more intimate game viewing by small boat or more comfortable river cruising.