With a notable combination of flat landscape and arid climate, Botswana is located in the center of the southern part of Africa more than 350 miles from the nearest coast. In fact, much of the entire country comprises the Kalahari Desert, causing the majority of the human population to live in the eastern part of Botswana where the rainfall is greatest. A most unusual feature of the country is its Okavango Delta, which carries rainfall across hundreds of miles from central Africa and features sprawling grassy plains. The annual delta floods attract an array of wildlife including hippos, elephants and crocodiles, as well as land creatures such as lions, leopards, and giraffes.
Visitors to Botswana enjoy exploring its diverse wildlife via game drives, or by canoe for the wetland areas, with much of the travel here revolving around big game safari.