A hidden gem of a camp perched on a rocky clifftop above the Boteti River in Botswana
Meno a Kwena is located on the Western boundary of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park (MPNP), on tribal land overlooking the exceptionally scenic Boteti River.
The camp was originally used by Southern Africa’s legendary explorers, and it’s refreshingly and stylishly simple with an old-world feeling. The real treat at Meno is the connection with nature; when an elephant provides your alarm call in the morning, and you can game view straight from your private veranda, nothing else really matters.
Activities include day trips to the Makgadikgadi Pans, guided walks with the San bushmen, and wildlife-watching boat trips. But sometimes, the best game viewing is where you least expect it, and at Meno, it’s right in front you. From their lofty position, the nine tents look down on a menagerie of animals at the water below, from herds of majestic elephant, to dazzles of nomadic zebra – all you need to do is sit back, and take it all in.
Accommodation is in 10 tents, and 1 family tent, all beautifully appointed, with indoor and outdoor showers and verandas overlooking the river.
When to go?
Meno a Kwena is open all year round.
Zebra congregate at the river during dry season, from around July to mid-October.
Game viewing is excellent in all seasons.
What to do?
Full day game drives with bush picnic lunch into the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Cultural walking safaris with the Kalahari Bushmen
Boat cruises (subject to water levels)
Visits to the game viewing hide
Visits to the local communities
Optional sleep outs on the Pans
Meno a Kwena is only a 90 minute drive from Maun on good tarred roads so easy to reach if you’re travelling with children.
It’s also possible to self-drive.
There are direct flights to Maun from Cape Town and Johannesburg.
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