Botswana is one of Africa’s top safari destinations. Although 40% of the country’s land area has been given over to national parks and private game reserves, they remain totally unfenced. This means that the wildlife is allowed to roam freely through the natural habitats, meaning spectacular game viewing is available in all of the parks. Botswana contains both wet and dry environments, and its landscape ranges from river and delta through to desert and salt pan. Arid areas are generally best for game sightings, as wildlife tends to congregate around waterholes and rivers, and they are easiest to explore in a 4 x 4 vehicle. In wet areas, game viewing is done from a motorboat or mokoro (dug out canoe). Access to the remote wildlife areas is generally by light aircraft and viewing this landscape from above can be a spectacular safari in itself.