The Okavango River flows southeast from Angola, eventually dispersing into a patchwork of lagoons, marbled with myriad islands, that collectively make up the Okavango Delta – the world’s largest inland delta and a wildlife wonderland. Canoeing through here is a romantic passage through a peaceful, pristine environment. The glassy waters sparkle under the Kalahari sun as your 'mokoro' (traditional dugout canoe) glides along. The only sounds are those of the bush: a crane taking flight, lechwe antelope negotiating the waters. Animals love this seasonal bayou – as you venture deeper among the labyrinthine channels, hippos are spotted close by, maybe crocodiles too, while baboons dot the islands and elephants make regular appearances. Adventures are seldom this serene, or spectacular.