Known as one of Africa’s finest safari destinations, Botswana is ideal for those who’ve always dreamed of seeing the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.) Search for big cats on the vast grasslands or enjoy a game viewing excursion by motorboat or canoe through the peaceful waterways of the Okavango Delta. Watch herds of elephants play in the mud at Chobe National Park. Visit the Moremi Game Reserve, where nutritious grasses attract large herds of antelope — along with their predators.
Gateway cities: Maun, Kasane
Best time to travel: Year round
Highlights: Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Linyanti Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi National Park