South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe are home to some of the world's oldest surviving ethnic groups, the world's largest waterfall, the world's oldest desert, the world’s longest land mammal migration, and now, several of the world's top restaurants. Few other destinations on Earth are worthy of this many superlatives. Amidst such high acclaim, however, you’ll discover a region in transition. Cities are expanding and developing at a rapid pace, and although climate change and human encroachment on wild areas pose a threat to tourism (one the biggest economic drivers in the region), political conditions are more stable than ever before, making it an ideal time to visit Southern Africa. The buzzing cities, awe-inspiring wildlife corridors, and warm and welcoming people will stay with you long after you’ve left the continent.