Meno a Kwena

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Situated just to the west of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Meno a Kwena is a traditional, welcoming bush camp overlooking the Boteti River from a stunning clifftop setting. There is far more wildlife now that the Boteti is in full flow again after many barren years, including various antelope species, elephant, some predators and, at the right time, vast herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra. This isn’t really a camp where activities focus on year round game viewing though, especially as wildlife sightings are often as common while sitting in the camp as on nature drives exploring the surrounding area. There are a range of other activities to enjoy, including excellent Bushman activities and guided drives to look for the small number of white rhino that are being reintroduced to the area. The actual Makgadikgadi salt pan is a reasonably long drive away, but this can also be visited in a full day excursion, as can Nxai Pan.

Accommodation is in eight rustic tents perched on the edge of the cliff, with river views and en-suite facilities including bucket showers and flush toilets. There is a lovely natural rock pool overlooking the river and its wildlife below, and a central dining tent that is extremely cosy when lit by traditional lanterns for evening meals. Humbler and more old fashioned than many other Kalahari camps, Meno a Kwena has a distinct, authentic charm.

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