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02Botswana: Okavango Delta

Tucked away in the heart of northern Botswana is the Okavango Delta, a vast and lush swamp that is home to most of the country’s dry land and wetland wildlife. This inland delta is thriving in both beauty and bounty. Perhaps the most captivating part of this oasis of wildlife, fauna, and flora is the migration of more than 200,000 animals each year between July and September. Depending on who you ask, to experience Okavango is to come very close to experiencing what Eden would have felt like.

Four empty canoes in the Okavango Delta in Botswana Palenque / Getty Images