Botswana offers unprecedented safari options in what some would say are the world’s very finest wildlife reserves. These include the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve, fanning out across the north-western corner of the country. Waterways and seasonal flood plains create a wonderland of islands and lagoons full of wildlife, which you witness from above as you fly on a small plane into your remote safari lodge.

The Chobe River is the lifeline of Chobe National Park supporting great concentrations of animals – in particular elephants. It’s here that you might get that classic photo of an elephant or hippo silhouetted against a giant orange sun as it sets over a watery horizon. Can you picture it?

In complete contrast, a trip to Botswana could also take you into the Central Kalahari for an invaluable experience with San Bushmen, who will impart their knowledge of how to survive in this unforgiving yet beautiful landscape.