Home to one of Africa’s seven natural wonders, the world-renowned Okavango Delta, which lies within the red Kalahari Desert, Botswana also boasts one of the largest populations of elephant in the world.
Famed for its population of critically endangered mountain gorillas, Rwanda’s lush national parks are the stuff of fable: mountainous, tropical and home to an abundant ecosystem of fauna and flora.
With the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar to its name – not to its mention wildlife, beaches and a rich cultural heritage – Tanzania is one of Africa’s brightest gems.
With an ocean so blue it eclipses the horizon, white beaches that stretch for miles, and remote and pristine archipelagos, Mozambique is the definition of idyllic Indian Ocean charm.
The epitome of luxury island living, the Seychelles – a country of 115 picture-perfect islands, many of which are protected nature reserves – offers the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence.
It’s not called “the smoke that thunders” for nothing: the sight and sound of Zambia’s Victoria Falls, which are but one of the country’s many natural wonders, have to be seen to be believed.
A land of seemingly endless space, of infinite desert and a sky to match, Namibia is one of the least populated countries on the planet and a place of exquisite desolation.
From vibrant cities and their many cultural and culinary delights to multiple mountain ranges, stark deserts and beaches that offer a lifetime of sunshine and surf, there’s simply no tiring of South Africa.
With a vast and varied landscape, exceptional game-viewing opportunities and some of the friendliest people on the continent, Zimbabwe is one of Africa’s most beautiful countries.