If you ask the world’s top nature and wildlife adventure company, Natural Habitat Adventures, what – and where – the best African Safari is, they would likely respond that it is Botswana. In fact their flagship African Safari is a truly exclusive adventure into the heart of wildest Africa. Here are a few of the hidden gems why.

What – Mega Wildlife

Arguably Africa’s most quintessential wildlife symbol is the African elephant. As with many other of the world’s incredible creatures, the elephant unfortunately is also one its most threatened. This cute little guy was photographed in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana.

Photo Credit: David Luck

Antelope, giraffe, buffalo and zebra also thrive in the wetlands of the Okavango Delta and at watering holes that sustain life on the dry plains. Lions laze beneath mopane trees while leopards sprawl in branches above, icons of genuine wilderness that is vanishing all too quickly in the contemporary world.

How – luxury Safari Camps

If you’re going to go you may as well do it in style! Intimate tented safari camps are reminiscent of a nostalgic era in the African bush, yet replete with modern-day luxuries that ensure your comfort even as you’re immersed in some of the planet’s most remote wilderness.

Why – a Conservation Ethic

There is a reason why Natural Habitat Adventures is the exclusive travel partner of World Wildlife Fund. Their goal is to be the world’ s most environmentally responsible tour operator and to continually raise the “environmental bar” for the entire travel industry. Their conservation ethic is second to none, including contributing through WWF to conservation of critically endangered species in the destinations they travel to. In fact, since 2003, WWF has received more than $10 million from NHA and its guests.

In fact, efforts to save these amazing creatures means that we are implicitly saving the entire ecosystem, including millions of other species in the plant and animal kingdoms where they reside. One of the best things you can do to protect these incredible creatures is to go see them in real life, as ecotourism is one of the greatest conservation tools we have to encourage alternative forms of economic development that serves to keep habitat intact. Oh and spoiler alert – you also get to have an adventure of a lifetime in doing so.