Botswana is blessed with some of the greatest wildlife
spectacles on earth, and is one of the great safari destinations in Africa. There are more elephants in Botswana than any other country, the big cats roam free, and there’s everything from endangered African wild dogs to aquatic antelopes, from rhinos making a comeback to abundant birdlife at every turn.
This is also the land of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, at once iconic African landscapes, and vast stretches of wilderness. Put these landscapes together with the wildlife that inhabits them, and it’s difficult to escape the conclusion that this is wild Africa at its best.
The Okavango Delta and Chobe National Parks are filled with wildlife, and not that easy to get to, so you’re never dealing with crowds. Botswana is a well-off (thanks to diamonds), politically stable country, and the people enjoy a relatively high standard of living.