Botswana - Okavango Delta
One of the most popular safari destinations in Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a vast oasis atop the sands of the Kalahari Desert. Its palm islands, lagoons and grass floodplains are home to a huge amount of wildlife including lions, elephants, buffalos, hippos, leopards and over 450 species of birds.
The wetlands are present all year-round, which means there is always a thriving population of wildlife.
From June to August the water levels are high, with best opportunities for boat and canoe safaris. From September to October the climate is hot and dry and particularly good for game viewing, as thirsty animals congregate around the banks of the river.