Following a delicious bush lunch, you ward off the heat with a siesta or a dip in your private plunge pool. Your veranda offers ample views of animals doing the same. Lion prides find reprise from sun in the shade of trees, while elephant and buffalo find solace wallowing in the cool waters of a lagoon.
Above, a panoramic blue sky; all around, the intense greenery of trees, reeds and lily pads. The rhythmic thump...plop...donc...plop are the only sounds as your poler propels your mokoro inches above the surface of an Okavango
Ahead, a glimpse of fawn and brown. Suddenly the scene explodes in glittering droplets and skittering, splishing sounds as a herd of impala bound and leap across the channel.
Rounding a bend in the waterway, a collection of artfully arranged floating tyres contain a mouth-watering selection of canapés, gins and tonics. Sundowner time!
Miles away, afternoons in Makgadikgadi
are glimmering hot over the sun-scorched earth. You can feel the rumble of the engine as you race each other on quad bikes across the sandy landscape