Botswana has topped Lonely Planet’s Best-in-Travel list for 2016, closely followed by Japan and the USA. The land-locked African country, which will celebrate 50 years of independence next year, is known for its rare combination of desert and delta, as well as its vast array of wildlife. A total of 17 per cent of the country is dedicated to national parks and in 2014 the Okavango Delta became Unesco’s 1,000th World Heritage Site. In its new book, Best In Travel 2016, the travel guide describes Botswana as ‘a unique destination – an unusual combination of desert and delta that draws an immense concentration of wildlife. It is wild, pristine and expansive’. Click Here to read moreBotswana on Lonely Planet's list