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Sleeping with Lions

Botswana's Okavango Delta is a wonderful place to watch wildlife in the day, but after nightfall the world beyond the tent flaps is rife with unseen dangers

GONG FURTHER

WHEN I WOKE UP,IT WAS BLACK INSIDE THE TENT.

It felt like I'd been asleep for hours. At first, I didn't know whether I had heard a noise or caught the end of a dream. Before long, the sharp crack of breaking wood punctured the silence, as if something was walking over the fallen branches outside. I had every reason to elieve that something was a lion.

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In the August issue… get to know Napoleon's ruggedly beautiful home island on a Great Escape to Corsica; explore Barcelona's night-time culture with a tapas-fuelled and absinthe-boosted tour that begins at sunset; discover more original travel experiences around the Mediterranean, from Albania to Xaghra; sail the Norfolk Broads in a century-old, restored wherry yacht; and much more