LEFT: Around the Okavango Delta, the greater availability of water allows the trees to grow into forests.
BELOW LEFT: Sandy on a typical road: long, repetitive & lined by thorn trees, or less.
BELOW: These are diamond mines, near Serowe, showing also the late winter landscape. Note, too, the rusty dead car, not untypical along Botswana roads.
Botswana changes dramatically between the seasons, provided the rains do come in the wet season. Spring comes in stages as some plants respond to the rising temperature, while others wait for the rains to come. Some years that's a long wait.