Botswana

If you’re looking for a life-changing bush experience set with a safari in one of the wildest most pristine environments on earth, look no further than Botswana. With some of the friendliest locals, diverse ecosystems, top eco-tourism program in place and abundance of wildlife, Botswana is the place you go to escape and discover what the bush really is. From savannah, to palm trees, swampy Okavango delta, flowing rivers and lakes only accessible by small watercraft, to bush walks from your luxury treetop lodge, there are many ways to encounter the wildlife here.

The quickest way to travel between camps is via small aircraft and once there, you have no separation from the wild. It’s you, your guides (who will escort you around at night), the boma bush fires and your luxury tent. Chances are that you’ll never see another vehicle or soul whilst exploring the bush via mokoro (canoe), boat or game drive.

The dry winter season with its moderate temperatures are the best time for safari-goers to visit Chobe, the Okavango Delta and Moremi (the most popular parks). The worst weather comes in October and November when it’s very hot and January and February; when the wet season is at its peak. July to October is peak season but Chobe is the only park that may feel crowded.