A flat, empty wilderness, covered almost entirely by the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is a must-see for wildlife lovers. The waters of the Okavango Delta breathe life into these dusty plains, flooded anew between March and June. With them comes sensational birdlife and creatures to make this the ultimate safari spot. From May to August, the Moremi Game Reserve, on the west of the delta, and Chobe National Park, in the north of the country, play home to elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras and hippos among countless others. This is Africa at its majestic best, by turns beautiful and brutal.