Welcome to the wilderness. If you’re craving not just escapism but inspiration, a return to Earth’s core and a reminder of what really matters, we present you with: Botswana. As you wander its open plains beneath its endless skies and sail the Okavango Delta on a traditional mokoro boat, you’ll feel a vast sense of peace – and encounter a vast variety of wildlife.
With the highest elephant population in Africa, Botswana is certainly one of the best places to spot the Big Five – but you’ll also see giraffes, giant kingfishers winging over the waters, thousands of fast-breeding red-billed quelea and hordes of hippopotamuses.
This is a land where you can spend the night in true splendour, reclining in a deep copper bubble bath under the starlit skies, musing over the day’s discoveries before waking to the distant trumpeting of elephants. There’s no doubt about it, Botswana is the untouched jewel in Africa’s crown.