Botswana grabbed a firm hold of my heart the first time I arrived here many years ago. I landed in Maun weary from the international flight and was bustled off to a light plane which was to take me to the Delta. I hate small planes. However, within minutes of taking off I was watching elephants wade through Delta waterways and marvelling at the colours and ever-changing patterns of the incredible Okavango landscape. I was hooked.
You should go to Botswana if you love wilderness and nature in the raw, if you like to get away to remote places and feel like there is no-one within many miles, and if you want one of the best wildlife experiences in Africa.
It’s not a cheap place to come, but it really is worth every penny.
Amanda is managing director of Tribes Travel which runs Botswana Specialists. The company was founded in 1998 and is ATOL-bonded for your financial protection.