Botswana is a small landlocked country in the heart of Southern Africa. While it may be small, Botswana is an impressive nation, being one of the few democratic republics in Africa since independence from Britain in the 1960s. The country's geography is largely marked by the Okavango Delta, which is where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough and disperses out into lush marshes, and unique ecosystems. It is here where you will find some of the best, and most unique, wildlife viewing experiences in Africa. The national parks are home to elephants, lions, buffalo and much more. Botswana also has a vibrant culture among many small villages which are known for their artful basket weaving and pottery.
From the seemingly endless sand dunes of the Namib Desert to the tropical wetlands of the Caprivi Strip, Namibia is a country of epic landscapes, bountiful wildlife and few people. Its greatest assets are the rugged Namib and Kalahari deserts, which support a surprising diversity of fauna including rare black rhinos, cheetahs, elephants, springbok and vast flocks of ostriches. Namibia can be a harsh and unforgiving land, and nowhere is this more evident than along the Skeleton Coast. A windswept wasteland of dark green scrub and calcified sand dunes, it is littered with the rusting carcases of ships washed ashore by the merciless Atlantic Ocean.
South Africa is the most popular tourist destination in Africa, and it’s easy to see why. This large nation features a stunning coastline along the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean with golden beaches and some of the best surfing in the world. Beyond the beautiful beaches, the country has many national parks with abundant wildlife and a range of flat topped hills in the plains. South Africa also has many large cities such as Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. With the second largest economy in Africa and over 100 million visitors per year, it is definitely a must see nation with a very diverse population and culture.
After a difficult decade or so, stability is returning to Zimbabwe and pioneering tourists are gradually trickling back to the country. They are richly rewarded for their endeavours: with its abundance of natural wonders, welcoming locals, fascinating heritage and good climate, Zimbabwe is one of the most remarkable countries in Africa. The jewel in its glistening crown is Victoria Falls. Straddling the border between Zimbabwe and neighbouring Zambia, this waterfall is officially the largest on the planet and hearing the roar of all that cascading water makes for an unforgettable experience.