While you won’t find any beaches in Botswana, this country really does have the most incredible safari experiences, with more than a dozen national parks and game reserves, including the Chobe, Moremi Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pans, all of which are well worth seeing. The ecology of Botswana is wide and varied, with salt pans, deltas, grasslands and savannahs, and, of course, the enormous expanse of the Kalahari desert, which covers almost 70% of the country. Such variety in ecology also leads to equal variety in the animal, plant and bird life, with flamingos, rhinos, zebra, African elephants, lechwe, and more to be found as you explore. Gaborone, the capital city, is mostly a thoroughly modern city, but while you won’t find many historical sights, it does have the beautiful Gaborone Game Reserve, with eland antelopes, kingfishers, wildebeest, warthogs and more to observe from some nice picnic spots. You can also take in the Botswana National Reference Library and the National Museum and Art Gallery.