African Elephant - Loxodonta africana

Like sable, roan are dependend on water and are more frequently seen during the winter months when they are concentrated near the permanent water-holes. Once the rains arrive they disperse. Roan may be distinguished by their fawn colouring, black and white facial markings, large ears and high shoulders. They have shorter horns than sable.

Best viewing is on the road between Kasane and Pandamatenga, Santawani south of Moremi and Chobe. Endangered species in Botswana, numbers are not known but diminishing through paching. One of Botswana's conserved animals.