Thanks to a strange quirk of nature, this desert country explodes with life at its beating, green heart. The Okavango Delta is the jewel in Botswana’s crown – one of the last true African wildernesses.
The floodwaters of the Okavango bring life to Botswana, merging with the Linyanti, Selinda and Chobe rivers to turn the entire northern part of the country into a haven for wildlife. A safari here is alive with animal and bird life, all attracted by the precious water.
Further south, the desert survives unaffected, providing a harsh contrast to the lush north, especially the lunar salt pans of the Makgadkgadi.