From Victoria Falls is possible to visit the nearby Botswana. Specifically Chobe National Park. Elephants Crossing: River Safari on the Chobe. Out on the brackish water, two enormous heads bobbed on the surface. We cruised nearer for a closer look. Two teenage elephants emerged from the water, their bulky bodies towering over our small boat. Flapping their ears, they moved swiftly towards the land. “They’re just swimming across the river to Sedudu Island. Don’t worry, they won’t do us any harm,” said said Bernard, our guide from the luxury river safari cruise the Zambezi Queen. Along with other boat-loads of tourists, we watched in awe as the the elephants swam across the water channel, just inches away from our boat. The duo looked playful and mischievous, splashing each other with water using their trunks. When the leading elephant reached the shore, he turned around and shooed the other one away. We burst into giggles, almost as if we were watching a pair of brothers fighting. Most of all, these elephants were completely oblivious to us and all the boats around them. Elephants are the dominant creatures along Chobe River, with over 120,000 of them living in the national park. On our evening river safari, we spotted herds of over sixty elephants in the far distance even before we’d set off. As we cruised further into the Botswana side of the Chobe, over hundreds of them were dispersed all over the floodplains and marshes. Chobe River divides Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world. While famous for its elephant population, the river is also home to a whole world of other land and water-based animals.