Botswana does not have the clichéd post card picture landscapes of East Africa but what Botswana does have are unique and fascinating wilderness areas, each with their own soul and incredible attractions.
Botswana lies at the heart of the Kalahari Desert with most the country covered by desert sands but as the Kalahari is not a true desert the land is vegetated and is prime wildlife area.
Within this great deposit of sand is the world's most unique delta, the Okavango, a place of incredible beauty and diversity where the waters are swallowed by the Kalahari Sand after passing through the system.
Another unusual aspect of Botswana is the presence of rivers that attract countless numbers of wildlife in what is predominantly a desert country. Some of these rivers meet other rivers whilst some simply sink away into the sands of the Kalahari Desert.
Central Botswana was once part of a massive inland lake, the remnants of which are still visible in the many unique geological features such as the largest salt pans in the world, the Makgadikgadi, a place of fascinating wildlife and endless horizons.
By Leigh Kemp