One of Botswana's biggest draw cards is the number of Elephants that live in Northern Botswana. These majestic animals follow ancient migratory routes to regions of permanent waters such as the Okavango. 

Botswana is home to one sixth of the world's Elephant population and areas such as the Chobe have some of the highest density of Elephants in the world during the dry season. In general, Okavango is considered as the inland delta with the highest population of eleplants in the world.

They are a major draw card for tourists visiting this region. They often are found on the seasonal fringes of the Delta, especially in the Moremi Game Reserve which forms part of the Okavango.

The Okavango Delta forms part of the home range of thousands of African Elephants. They migrate in their thousands between the Okavango, Linyanti, Savute and Chobe regions. 

They are drawn by the need to find water and fresh food. The annual flooding of the Okavango Delta takes place in the driest part of the year when food and water are scarce; so many thousands of Elephants pass through the region, following ancient migration routes.

However, there are elephants that are resident all year round. Mostly small bachelor herds that stay around the swamps. These bachelor herds may only join the larger female led herds to mate when a female is in estrus. 

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