Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa where you'll find the beautiful wilderness of the Okavango Delta, ancient rock paintings from the San people, national parks where you can spot The Big Five and plenty more. It's perfect if you want a relaxing holiday without too much excitement.
After such an amazing day in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park I had high hopes for Etosha, and it did not disappoint. Every single day we saw giraffe and zebra, wildebeest and hartebeest, rhinos, elephants, and lions. We even saw two leopards! If you only have time for one safari in Southern Africa, here's why you should choose Etosha.
The Namib-Skeleton National Park covers the entire coast of Namibia, stretching 1579km from Ugab River in the south to the border of Angola in the north, aptly named for the countless shipwrecks hidden along it's seemingly endless coast. You'll also find relentless sand dunes, cute little German towns and one of the world's largest Cape Fur seal colonies.
Sossusvlei is one of the top natural atractions in Namibia, and for good reason. Here you will find towering red and white sand dunes, the winding Sesriem Canyon and the famous Deadvlei.
The Fish River Canyon, located in southern Namibia, is the second largest in the world after the Grand Canyon. Those brave (and crazy) enough can take on the 90km trail following the winding river, taking an average of 5 days and 4 nights to complete one of the top hikes in the world.
My first safari was the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and it did not disappoint. You won't find the Big Five here, but you'll find lions, cheetahs and leopards if you're lucky, alongside giraffes, wildebeest and a billion springbok.
Whitsand Nature Reserve, in the north of South Africa, is a beautiful place tucked away in the hills where you can relax amongst nature or throw yourself down a sand dune on a plank of wood.