4 | Botswana
Most adventure travellers seeking an African safari flock to Tanzania, Kenya, or South Africa. But Botswana is an amazing place to spot Africa's "Big Five" (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), and the Okavango Delta just might be the best-kept secret on the entire continent. Following the rainy season each year, the Delta becomes a massive inland sea attracting massive hordes of wildlife that come in search of food and water. From March to June, intrepid visitors can paddle a dugout canoe or explore the region on foot as they encounter hippos, giraffes, zebras, and countless other creatures in their natural habitat. In the evenings they're treated to some of the best sunsets ever as night falls on this unique, remote, and thoroughly wild place.
Recommended Adventure: Footsteps across the Delta.