If you're wondering what a Botswana safari has to offer compared with, say, South Africa, Tanzania or Kenya, the answer is simply: the Okavango Delta.
It's the world's biggest inland delta, so you can view wildlife typically found in a wetland as well as on a dry savannah.
The most stunning place to stay while you track the Big Five is Sanctuary Baines' Camp, which borders the vast Moremi game reserve and has just five luxurious suites on stilts.
Each colonial-style room comes with a four-poster bed, a copper-piped shower room, a deck with mesmerising views out over the delta, and your own friendly hostess.
All meals are communal in the dining suite and the weekly braai - a traditional barbecue of meats including crocodile tail and impala fillet - is a highlight, especially as it's accompanied by the singing of the staff choir.
Don't miss the elephant walk with naturalist Doug Groves.
WOW FACTOR: Not only can you sleep out on your deck (the bed has wheels!) but you can bathe there under the stars. Staff fill two old-fashioned tin baths with a tower of bubbles, and leave you to relax by candlelight with a bottle of champagne.
FLIGHT TIME: 13 hours.