Breathtaking Botswana

Get up close and personal with the wildlife at the lush Okavango Delta, home to herds of game and only a handful of luxurious campsites

Ahead of our tiny Cessna Caravan plane, the perpendicular columns of rain are so dense, they seem to drop solidly from a horizontal layer of thick black clouds.

Kirsty, our pilot, threads between those columns until we emerge into the brilliantly colourful and sunlit world beyond - a pristine Eden in northern Botswana boasting the clearest light and cleanest air, more leopards and lions than humans, and the greatest concentration of elephants on earth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 01, 2018, with the headline 'Breathtaking Botswana'. Print Edition | Subscribe