Botswana is a land of wild beauty, stunning game reserves, subtropical wilderness and the barren splendour of the Kalahari desert. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta – the nearest coast to Botswana is 600km to the east in Mozambique! The area of the Okavango Delta (approximately 15 000 square kilometres) is just slightly smaller than Israel and half the size of Switzerland. The Makgadikgadi is the largest salt pan in the world. Botswana is a generally dry country, although seasonal rain does green it up, especially around Makgadikgadi and the Okavango Delta.