Meno a Kwena
Meno a Kwena camp is ideally located for a diverse Kalahari experience. The camp itself is along the dry Boteti River which forms the western boundary of Makgadigkagi National Park. Water holes in the river bed draw in hundreds, sometimes over a thousand animals including large herds of zebra, wildebeest, and spectacular bull elephants. Whether viewed from camp above or from a cleverly placed hide close to the channel bottom this is one of the most productive drinking areas in Southern Africa. The area around camp is also quite productive with lions that are regular visitors at night.
This is a strange area as a remnant hippo pod and bank cave dwelling crocodiles have long been stranded here when the river disappeared and now live in micro-habitats of small pools of water. White rhino are now regularly seen as well, making it one of only two places in Botswana to find free ranging rhino.
While the immediate area is unique and fascinating Meno a Kwena also is located in striking distances of Nxai Pan National Park and the Makgadikgadi Pans. This is especially important for November as it is such a transitional month. Normally the first rains come in November and it triggers big migrations of zebra into the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan park areas. If it is a dry year then a visit to the Makgadikgadi salt pans will be wonderful. From this base you will be able to have flexibility to take advantage of the best the region has at the time.
A trip to Nxai Pan will almost certainly be a must. If it has rained large numbers of animals begin to move into Nxai Pan, including elephants, giraffes, and zebra. If it is still dry there is tremendous drama as lions lie in wait at the only waterholes to ambush desperate springbok. It also remains one of the best places to see cheetah throughout the year.
This is a vintage safari camp of classic styling consisting of eight walk in East Africa style Meru tents. They have semi-attached open air bathrooms with flush toilets and bucket showers.
- Open air bathrooms
- Vintage safari camp