Between late January and early April, the lands transform as upper reaches of the Zambezi spill out across the flat expanse of Barotseland – making for the perfect place and time for a canoe safari

As the land temporarily floods to create a landscape inaccessible to cars, canoe your way among the reed-fringed rivers instead. The shallow waters are just deep enough for your canoe to glide through the flooded plains, ending with a refreshing dip in the water.