You’ll love this introduction to Botswana, praised by Lonely Planet as “one of the great safari destinations in Africa” for its substantial wilderness and gloriously diverse large-mammal populations. You’ll stay in Botswana’s vivacious capital, Gaborone—or “Gabs,” as it’s sometimes affectionately called. Within just a few miles of the city, you can experience Botswana’s globally outstanding natural treasures in the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, a leading wildlife refuge and conservation hub included by CNN to be among southern Africa’s premier private safari sites in 2013. Enjoy a guided rhino-tracking expedition into the Mokolodi woodlands, where you may glimpse one of Africa’s most impressive beasts—the white rhinoceros. Through its long-running breeding program, Mokolodi has made critical contributions to the protection of this imperiled species. Plus, to top it off, indulge in a memorable bush picnic. From the heart of Gaborone to the Mokolodi wilds, this journey spotlights some of the wonderful diversity of southern Africa.