Flat. Flat and dry. Sparsely populated. Salt pans in the middle of the country, wetlands and delta in the north-west. Until recently, this diamond rich landlocked country was the best place to be an elephant.
Driving across Botswana on its smooth roads, you can see forever. At 140kph, we saw a giraffe about ten minutes in the distance! That’s over 20km away. (OK, maybe 5 minutes?)
Its most famous places, Chobe, and the Okavango Delta are just over the road from Zambia and Namibia. Further afield are Moremi Game Reserve, the Makgadigadi salt pans and the Kalahari desert.
While Botswana has opted for high value/low volume tourism, viewing wildlife in Africa is rarely cheap.