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Botswana Endless Skies

 

Botswana Endless Skies

9 days from $4,495
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Spend a week under the endless skies of Botswana.

Begin at the shores of the Boteti River on the western boundry of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Camp Meno a Kwena has a ring-side view of the wildlife show set along the banks of the Boteti River. The second largest migration in Africa -- the zebra and wildebeest migration - takes place here from May to November. Equally exciting is December to May when the game moves to the saltpans to begin their breeding season.

Two nights at Hyena Pan puts you in one of Botswana's most prolific game viewing areas within the Okavango Delta. In addition to excellent sights, bird lovers will delight in the wide variety found here.

Sable Alley sits in the heart of Khawi Private Reserve and provides another outstanding game viewing experience. In addition to game viewing in open vehicles, take advantage of walks and, water levels permitting, try game viewing from the water in traiditonal mekoros.

The highlight of this trip is the opportunity to spend a night at Skybeds, a unique way to game view by night. As you might imagine, your "room" is actually a unique platform - 3-levels high - overlooking an active waterhole. Arriving in time for sundowners and a fresh-cooked dinner over an open fire, you'll retire to your Skybed for a night under the stars. This is a once in a lifetime experience - sleeping under Botswana's endless skies.

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Day 1  ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG
Arrive in Johannesburg today, where you spend the night at the Peermont D'Oreale Grande.

Peermont D'Oreale

Luxury coupled with state-of-the-art facilities and easy access to O.R. Tambo International Airport makes the 5-star Peermont D’oreale Grande the perfect choice for guests looking for supreme comfort and lavish indulgence.

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Day 2  JOHANNESBURG-MAUN-MENO A KWENA | Meals: BLD
This morning, transfer back to the airport for the flight to Maun (flight not included). Continue by road to Meno a Kwena Camp.

Meno a Kwena is quite possibly Botswana’s best-kept secret. Hidden halfway between the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the camp sits perched on a 100-foot cliff overlooking the Boteti River and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The camp’s easy-to-reach location (just ninety minutes by road from Maun), unique wildlife watching opportunities, and diverse roster of activities make it the perfect complement to any Botswana safari. While Meno a Kwena offers a complete desert game viewing experience, some of the best wildlife action happens right in front of camp. As the only source of permanent water in the area, the Boteti River is popular with resident game and migrating herds alike. Surprisingly large groups of elephants congregate here year round. During the dry season (May to November), guests are dazzled by Africa’s second largest zebra migration as it makes its way through. The area is also home to many desert antelope species found nowhere else in northern Botswana, as well as white rhino, hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, and more.

Meno a Kwena

Meno a Kwena is quite possibly Botswana’s best-kept secret. Hidden halfway between the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the camp sits perched on a 100-foot cliff overlooking the Boteti River and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The camp’s easy-to-reach location (just ninety minutes by road from Maun), unique wildlife watching opportunities, and diverse roster of activities make it the perfect complement to any Botswana safari. While Meno a Kwena offers a complete desert game viewing experience, some of the best wildlife action happens right in front of camp. As the only source of permanent water in the area, the Boteti River is popular with resident game and migrating herds alike. Surprisingly large groups of elephants congregate here year round. During the dry season (May to November), guests are dazzled by Africa’s second largest zebra migration as it makes its way through. The area is also home to many desert antelope species found nowhere else in northern Botswana, as well as white rhino, hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, and more.

One of Botswana’s original safari camps, Meno a Kwena is steeped in history. Used by legendary hunters and explorers once upon a time, this owner-run camp has been completely refurbished and boasts nine brand new tents with all of the modern comforts and amenities, including en suite facilities and private verandahs overlooking the river. Activities at Meno a Kwena include day trips into Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Parks, San Bushmen guided walking excursions, a floating hide, sunset and game viewing cruise on the river, and sleep outs on the pans during the dry winter months

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Day 3  MENO A KWENA | Meals: BLD
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.
One of Botswana’s original safari camps, Meno a Kwena is steeped in history. Used by legendary hunters and explorers once upon a time, this owner-run camp has been completely refurbished and boasts nine brand new tents with all of the modern comforts and amenities, including en suite facilities and private verandahs overlooking the river. Activities at Meno a Kwena include day trips into Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Parks, San Bushmen guided walking excursions, a floating hide, sunset and game viewing cruise on the river, and sleep outs on the pans during the dry winter months

Meno a Kwena

Meno a Kwena is quite possibly Botswana’s best-kept secret. Hidden halfway between the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the camp sits perched on a 100-foot cliff overlooking the Boteti River and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The camp’s easy-to-reach location (just ninety minutes by road from Maun), unique wildlife watching opportunities, and diverse roster of activities make it the perfect complement to any Botswana safari. While Meno a Kwena offers a complete desert game viewing experience, some of the best wildlife action happens right in front of camp. As the only source of permanent water in the area, the Boteti River is popular with resident game and migrating herds alike. Surprisingly large groups of elephants congregate here year round. During the dry season (May to November), guests are dazzled by Africa’s second largest zebra migration as it makes its way through. The area is also home to many desert antelope species found nowhere else in northern Botswana, as well as white rhino, hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, and more.

One of Botswana’s original safari camps, Meno a Kwena is steeped in history. Used by legendary hunters and explorers once upon a time, this owner-run camp has been completely refurbished and boasts nine brand new tents with all of the modern comforts and amenities, including en suite facilities and private verandahs overlooking the river. Activities at Meno a Kwena include day trips into Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Parks, San Bushmen guided walking excursions, a floating hide, sunset and game viewing cruise on the river, and sleep outs on the pans during the dry winter months

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Day 4  HYENA PAN | Meals: BLD
Drive back to Maun this morning, and continue by light aircraft flight to Hyena Pan.

Hyena Pan is a tranquil and comfortable tented camp located in the sprawling Khwai Private Reserve. The reserve borders some of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas, with Moremi National Park to the south and Chobe National Park to the east. Until recently, this wild and vast area of more than 200,000 hectares was a hunting concession and remained largely unexplored by outsiders.

Hyena Pan

Hyena Pan is a tranquil and comfortable tented camp located in the sprawling Khwai Private Reserve. The reserve borders some of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas, with Moremi National Park to the south and Chobe National Park to the east. Until recently, this wild and vast area of more than 200,000 hectares was a hunting concession and remained largely unexplored by outsiders. Hunting was banned in Botswana’s protected areas in 2013 and we at Natural Selection are thrilled to have the opportunity to support the conservation of this remarkable corner of Botswana through the development of photographic safaris in partnership with local families. Khwai offers guests an unbeatable combination of exclusivity, room to roam, and world-class wildlife encounters.

Hyena Pan sits within a cathedral of mopane trees overlooking a natural pan, which provides a steady source of water for the area’s abundant wildlife, including hippo, elephant, and buffalo. Other activities include optional night drives and game walks. Or you can choose to just hang out in our hide and watch elephants or relax in the rim-flow splash pool and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Guests are accommodated in eight simple but comfortable tents with en suite facilities.

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Day 5  HYENA PAN | Meals: BLD
Hyena Pan sits within a cathedral of mopane trees overlooking a natural pan, which provides a steady source of water for the area’s abundant wildlife, including hippo, elephant, and buffalo. Other activities include optional night drives and game walks. Or you can choose to just hang out in our hide and watch elephants or relax in the rim-flow splash pool and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Guests are accommodated in eight simple but comfortable tents with en suite facilities.

Hyena Pan

Hyena Pan is a tranquil and comfortable tented camp located in the sprawling Khwai Private Reserve. The reserve borders some of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas, with Moremi National Park to the south and Chobe National Park to the east. Until recently, this wild and vast area of more than 200,000 hectares was a hunting concession and remained largely unexplored by outsiders. Hunting was banned in Botswana’s protected areas in 2013 and we at Natural Selection are thrilled to have the opportunity to support the conservation of this remarkable corner of Botswana through the development of photographic safaris in partnership with local families. Khwai offers guests an unbeatable combination of exclusivity, room to roam, and world-class wildlife encounters.

Hyena Pan sits within a cathedral of mopane trees overlooking a natural pan, which provides a steady source of water for the area’s abundant wildlife, including hippo, elephant, and buffalo. Other activities include optional night drives and game walks. Or you can choose to just hang out in our hide and watch elephants or relax in the rim-flow splash pool and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Guests are accommodated in eight simple but comfortable tents with en suite facilities.

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Day 6  SKYBEDS | Meals: BLD
A highlight awaits this evening as you spend the night at Skybeds, located deep within the Khwai Private Reserve. As the name suggests, these are no ordinary safari accommodations. Each “room” is actually a three-story raised platform overlooking the wildlife-rich 200,000-hectare reserve. Charmingly rustic, yet suitably stylish, each Skybed is illuminated by lanterns at night, providing loads of romantic ambiance. And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the most important part; there is a fully enclosed bathroom on the first floor with flushing toilets.

With such spectacular skies overhead, you could be forgiven for forgetting about what’s happening on the ground. The Skybeds overlook a water hole—in one night we’ve seen wild dogs, lions, elephants and hyena! Don’t forget to keep an eye (and ear) out for elephants, eland, zebra and kudu, and an assortment of smaller nocturnal species, such as porcupines, bushbabies, genets, jackals and honey badgers. We can’t guarantee you will get much sleep, as there will be far too much to watch and listen to, but what a story to tell back home. During the day, you can head out for a game drive in the private reserve, where you may spy lion, leopard, wild dog, kudu, waterbuck, red lechwe, eland, impala, roan, buffalo, warthog and much more.

Skybeds

Looking for a truly unique way to spend some time in the bush? Look no further than our new Skybeds, located deep within the Khwai Private Reserve. As the name suggests, these are no ordinary safari accommodations. Each “room” is actually a three-story raised platform overlooking the wildlife-rich 200,000-hectare reserve. Charmingly rustic, yet suitably stylish, each Skybed is illuminated by lanterns at night, providing loads of romantic ambiance. And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the most important part; there is a fully enclosed bathroom on the first floor with flushing toilets.

With such spectacular skies overhead, you could be forgiven for forgetting about what’s happening on the ground. The Skybeds overlook a water hole—in one night we’ve seen wild dogs, lions, elephants and hyena! Don’t forget to keep an eye (and ear) out for elephants, eland, zebra and kudu, and an assortment of smaller nocturnal species, such as porcupines, bushbabies, genets, jackals and honey badgers. We can’t guarantee you will get much sleep, as there will be far too much to watch and listen to, but what a story to tell back home. During the day, you can head out for a game drive in the private reserve, where you may spy lion, leopard, wild dog, kudu, waterbuck, red lechwe, eland, impala, roan, buffalo, warthog and much more.

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Day 7  SABLE ALLEY | Meals: BLD
Travel by road to Sable Alley today.
Sable Alley is a complete rebuild of a favourite old bush camp. Overlooking a lagoon that’s connected to the Khwai and Sable Alley rivers, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this enviable location means the game literally comes to us. From the swimming pool, lounge, outdoor seating areas and all the guest’s tents there are uninterrupted views of the resident pod of around 30 hippos and the large herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo coming to drink – an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, especially with a cold gin and tonic in hand. When you are ready to explore further afield, Sable Alley’s expert guides are on hand to interpret the sights, smells, and sounds of the bush. Back at camp, your home in the bush is one of our comfortable, spacious and stylish tents.

Elevated onto raised decks, each of the camp’s twelve luxurious tents has an uninterrupted view of the lagoon, with en suite bathrooms, private verandahs and private, indoor & outdoor showers where you can wash off the dust of each truly memorable day. Two of these are comfortable family units with two comfortable interconnected tents. End a day of exhilarating game viewing with a night drive where you will encounter nocturnal creatures such as leopard, spikey porcupines and fearless honey badgers.

Sable Alley

Sable Alley is a complete rebuild of a favourite old bush camp. Overlooking a lagoon that’s connected to the Khwai and Sable Alley rivers, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this enviable location means the game literally comes to us. From the swimming pool, lounge, outdoor seating areas and all the guest’s tents there are uninterrupted views of the resident pod of around 30 hippos and the large herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo coming to drink – an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, especially with a cold gin and tonic in hand. When you are ready to explore further afield, Sable Alley’s expert guides are on hand to interpret the sights, smells, and sounds of the bush. The massive 440,000 acre Khwai Private Reserve comprises some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, open floodplains, rivers and mopane woodland. This range of habitats means a range of wildlife, including lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo and of course the eponymous sable antelope. Game viewing will not just be from traditional safari vehicles (both during the day and at night). At Sable Alley we also offer mokoro safaris —enjoy being gently ‘’poled’’ along the water in a traditional canoe—a wonderful way to do some bird watching and game viewing. Boating is a highlight when water levels are high.

Back at camp, your home in the bush is one of our comfortable, spacious and stylish tents. Elevated onto raised decks, each of the camp’s twelve luxurious tents has an uninterrupted view of the lagoon, with en suite bathrooms, private verandahs and private, indoor & outdoor showers where you can wash off the dust of each truly memorable day. Two of these are comfortable family units with two comfortable interconnected tents. End a day of exhilarating game viewing with a night drive where you will encounter nocturnal creatures such as leopard, spikey porcupines and fearless honey badgers.

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Day 8  SABLE ALLEY | Meals: BLD
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing activities.
The massive 440,000 acre Khwai Private Reserve comprises some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, open floodplains, rivers and mopane woodland. This range of habitats means a range of wildlife, including lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo and of course the eponymous sable antelope. Game viewing will not just be from traditional safari vehicles (both during the day and at night). At Sable Alley we also offer mokoro safaris —enjoy being gently ‘’poled’’ along the water in a traditional canoe—a wonderful way to do some bird watching and game viewing. Boating is a highlight when water levels are high.

Sable Alley

Sable Alley is a complete rebuild of a favourite old bush camp. Overlooking a lagoon that’s connected to the Khwai and Sable Alley rivers, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this enviable location means the game literally comes to us. From the swimming pool, lounge, outdoor seating areas and all the guest’s tents there are uninterrupted views of the resident pod of around 30 hippos and the large herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo coming to drink – an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, especially with a cold gin and tonic in hand. When you are ready to explore further afield, Sable Alley’s expert guides are on hand to interpret the sights, smells, and sounds of the bush. The massive 440,000 acre Khwai Private Reserve comprises some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, open floodplains, rivers and mopane woodland. This range of habitats means a range of wildlife, including lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo and of course the eponymous sable antelope. Game viewing will not just be from traditional safari vehicles (both during the day and at night). At Sable Alley we also offer mokoro safaris —enjoy being gently ‘’poled’’ along the water in a traditional canoe—a wonderful way to do some bird watching and game viewing. Boating is a highlight when water levels are high.

Back at camp, your home in the bush is one of our comfortable, spacious and stylish tents. Elevated onto raised decks, each of the camp’s twelve luxurious tents has an uninterrupted view of the lagoon, with en suite bathrooms, private verandahs and private, indoor & outdoor showers where you can wash off the dust of each truly memorable day. Two of these are comfortable family units with two comfortable interconnected tents. End a day of exhilarating game viewing with a night drive where you will encounter nocturnal creatures such as leopard, spikey porcupines and fearless honey badgers.

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Day 9  MAUN-DEPART | Meals: B
Your included light aircraft flight takes you back to Maun, where you begin your journey home. Or, why not add on a Victoria Falls extension?

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily on Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 JAN 18 - 31 MAR 18$4,495$5,050
01 APR 18 - 14 JUN 18$5,095$7,095
15 JUN 18 - 31 JUL 18$6,395$8,895
01 AUG 18 - 31 AUG 18$6,895$9,395
01 SEP 18 - 31 OCT 18$6,395$8,895
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Classic

Visiting

  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Moremi Reserve
  • Okavango Delta

This Tour Includes

  • Luxury lodges and camps with private facilities
  • Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily except in Johannesburg
  • Light aircraft flights Maun-Hyena Pan; Sable Alley-Maun
  • Full game viewing with experienced Rangers in camp 4x4 vehicles, mokoro or by foot
  • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges
  • UTG's Take Me with You Kit and personalized itinerary
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Spend a week under the endless skies of Botswana.

Begin at the shores of the Boteti River on the western boundry of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Camp Meno a Kwena has a ring-side view of the wildlife show set along the banks of the Boteti River. The second largest migration in Africa -- the zebra and wildebeest migration - takes place here from May to November. Equally exciting is December to May when the game moves to the saltpans to begin their breeding season.

Two nights at Hyena Pan puts you in one of Botswana's most prolific game viewing areas within the Okavango Delta. In addition to excellent sights, bird lovers will delight in the wide variety found here.

Sable Alley sits in the heart of Khawi Private Reserve and provides another outstanding game viewing experience. In addition to game viewing in open vehicles, take advantage of walks and, water levels permitting, try game viewing from the water in traiditonal mekoros.

The highlight of this trip is the opportunity to spend a night at Skybeds, a unique way to game view by night. As you might imagine, your "room" is actually a unique platform - 3-levels high - overlooking an active waterhole. Arriving in time for sundowners and a fresh-cooked dinner over an open fire, you'll retire to your Skybed for a night under the stars. This is a once in a lifetime experience - sleeping under Botswana's endless skies.

Classic

Visiting

  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Moremi Reserve
  • Okavango Delta

This Tour Includes

  • Luxury lodges and camps with private facilities
  • Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily except in Johannesburg
  • Light aircraft flights Maun-Hyena Pan; Sable Alley-Maun
  • Full game viewing with experienced Rangers in camp 4x4 vehicles, mokoro or by foot
  • All park entry fees, hotel taxes and service charges
  • UTG's Take Me with You Kit and personalized itinerary
Day 1  ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG
Arrive in Johannesburg today, where you spend the night at the Peermont D'Oreale Grande.
Peermont D'Oreale

Peermont D'Oreale

Luxury coupled with state-of-the-art facilities and easy access to O.R. Tambo International Airport makes the 5-star Peermont D’oreale Grande the perfect choice for guests looking for supreme comfort and lavish indulgence.

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Day 2  JOHANNESBURG-MAUN-MENO A KWENA | Meals: BLD
This morning, transfer back to the airport for the flight to Maun (flight not included). Continue by road to Meno a Kwena Camp.

Meno a Kwena is quite possibly Botswana’s best-kept secret. Hidden halfway between the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the camp sits perched on a 100-foot cliff overlooking the Boteti River and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The camp’s easy-to-reach location (just ninety minutes by road from Maun), unique wildlife watching opportunities, and diverse roster of activities make it the perfect complement to any Botswana safari. While Meno a Kwena offers a complete desert game viewing experience, some of the best wildlife action happens right in front of camp. As the only source of permanent water in the area, the Boteti River is popular with resident game and migrating herds alike. Surprisingly large groups of elephants congregate here year round. During the dry season (May to November), guests are dazzled by Africa’s second largest zebra migration as it makes its way through. The area is also home to many desert antelope species found nowhere else in northern Botswana, as well as white rhino, hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, and more.
Meno a Kwena

Meno a Kwena

Meno a Kwena is quite possibly Botswana’s best-kept secret. Hidden halfway between the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the camp sits perched on a 100-foot cliff overlooking the Boteti River and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The camp’s easy-to-reach location (just ninety minutes by road from Maun), unique wildlife watching opportunities, and diverse roster of activities make it the perfect complement to any Botswana safari. While Meno a Kwena offers a complete desert game viewing experience, some of the best wildlife action happens right in front of camp. As the only source of permanent water in the area, the Boteti River is popular with resident game and migrating herds alike. Surprisingly large groups of elephants congregate here year round. During the dry season (May to November), guests are dazzled by Africa’s second largest zebra migration as it makes its way through. The area is also home to many desert antelope species found nowhere else in northern Botswana, as well as white rhino, hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, and more.

One of Botswana’s original safari camps, Meno a Kwena is steeped in history. Used by legendary hunters and explorers once upon a time, this owner-run camp has been completely refurbished and boasts nine brand new tents with all of the modern comforts and amenities, including en suite facilities and private verandahs overlooking the river. Activities at Meno a Kwena include day trips into Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Parks, San Bushmen guided walking excursions, a floating hide, sunset and game viewing cruise on the river, and sleep outs on the pans during the dry winter months

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Day 3  MENO A KWENA | Meals: BLD
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.
One of Botswana’s original safari camps, Meno a Kwena is steeped in history. Used by legendary hunters and explorers once upon a time, this owner-run camp has been completely refurbished and boasts nine brand new tents with all of the modern comforts and amenities, including en suite facilities and private verandahs overlooking the river. Activities at Meno a Kwena include day trips into Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Parks, San Bushmen guided walking excursions, a floating hide, sunset and game viewing cruise on the river, and sleep outs on the pans during the dry winter months
Meno a Kwena

Meno a Kwena

Meno a Kwena is quite possibly Botswana’s best-kept secret. Hidden halfway between the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the camp sits perched on a 100-foot cliff overlooking the Boteti River and the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The camp’s easy-to-reach location (just ninety minutes by road from Maun), unique wildlife watching opportunities, and diverse roster of activities make it the perfect complement to any Botswana safari. While Meno a Kwena offers a complete desert game viewing experience, some of the best wildlife action happens right in front of camp. As the only source of permanent water in the area, the Boteti River is popular with resident game and migrating herds alike. Surprisingly large groups of elephants congregate here year round. During the dry season (May to November), guests are dazzled by Africa’s second largest zebra migration as it makes its way through. The area is also home to many desert antelope species found nowhere else in northern Botswana, as well as white rhino, hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, and more.

One of Botswana’s original safari camps, Meno a Kwena is steeped in history. Used by legendary hunters and explorers once upon a time, this owner-run camp has been completely refurbished and boasts nine brand new tents with all of the modern comforts and amenities, including en suite facilities and private verandahs overlooking the river. Activities at Meno a Kwena include day trips into Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans National Parks, San Bushmen guided walking excursions, a floating hide, sunset and game viewing cruise on the river, and sleep outs on the pans during the dry winter months

×

Day 4  HYENA PAN | Meals: BLD
Drive back to Maun this morning, and continue by light aircraft flight to Hyena Pan.

Hyena Pan is a tranquil and comfortable tented camp located in the sprawling Khwai Private Reserve. The reserve borders some of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas, with Moremi National Park to the south and Chobe National Park to the east. Until recently, this wild and vast area of more than 200,000 hectares was a hunting concession and remained largely unexplored by outsiders.
Hyena Pan

Hyena Pan

Hyena Pan is a tranquil and comfortable tented camp located in the sprawling Khwai Private Reserve. The reserve borders some of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas, with Moremi National Park to the south and Chobe National Park to the east. Until recently, this wild and vast area of more than 200,000 hectares was a hunting concession and remained largely unexplored by outsiders. Hunting was banned in Botswana’s protected areas in 2013 and we at Natural Selection are thrilled to have the opportunity to support the conservation of this remarkable corner of Botswana through the development of photographic safaris in partnership with local families. Khwai offers guests an unbeatable combination of exclusivity, room to roam, and world-class wildlife encounters.

Hyena Pan sits within a cathedral of mopane trees overlooking a natural pan, which provides a steady source of water for the area’s abundant wildlife, including hippo, elephant, and buffalo. Other activities include optional night drives and game walks. Or you can choose to just hang out in our hide and watch elephants or relax in the rim-flow splash pool and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Guests are accommodated in eight simple but comfortable tents with en suite facilities.

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Day 5  HYENA PAN | Meals: BLD
Hyena Pan sits within a cathedral of mopane trees overlooking a natural pan, which provides a steady source of water for the area’s abundant wildlife, including hippo, elephant, and buffalo. Other activities include optional night drives and game walks. Or you can choose to just hang out in our hide and watch elephants or relax in the rim-flow splash pool and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Guests are accommodated in eight simple but comfortable tents with en suite facilities.
Hyena Pan

Hyena Pan

Hyena Pan is a tranquil and comfortable tented camp located in the sprawling Khwai Private Reserve. The reserve borders some of Botswana’s finest game viewing areas, with Moremi National Park to the south and Chobe National Park to the east. Until recently, this wild and vast area of more than 200,000 hectares was a hunting concession and remained largely unexplored by outsiders. Hunting was banned in Botswana’s protected areas in 2013 and we at Natural Selection are thrilled to have the opportunity to support the conservation of this remarkable corner of Botswana through the development of photographic safaris in partnership with local families. Khwai offers guests an unbeatable combination of exclusivity, room to roam, and world-class wildlife encounters.

Hyena Pan sits within a cathedral of mopane trees overlooking a natural pan, which provides a steady source of water for the area’s abundant wildlife, including hippo, elephant, and buffalo. Other activities include optional night drives and game walks. Or you can choose to just hang out in our hide and watch elephants or relax in the rim-flow splash pool and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Guests are accommodated in eight simple but comfortable tents with en suite facilities.

×

Day 6  SKYBEDS | Meals: BLD
A highlight awaits this evening as you spend the night at Skybeds, located deep within the Khwai Private Reserve. As the name suggests, these are no ordinary safari accommodations. Each “room” is actually a three-story raised platform overlooking the wildlife-rich 200,000-hectare reserve. Charmingly rustic, yet suitably stylish, each Skybed is illuminated by lanterns at night, providing loads of romantic ambiance. And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the most important part; there is a fully enclosed bathroom on the first floor with flushing toilets.

With such spectacular skies overhead, you could be forgiven for forgetting about what’s happening on the ground. The Skybeds overlook a water hole—in one night we’ve seen wild dogs, lions, elephants and hyena! Don’t forget to keep an eye (and ear) out for elephants, eland, zebra and kudu, and an assortment of smaller nocturnal species, such as porcupines, bushbabies, genets, jackals and honey badgers. We can’t guarantee you will get much sleep, as there will be far too much to watch and listen to, but what a story to tell back home. During the day, you can head out for a game drive in the private reserve, where you may spy lion, leopard, wild dog, kudu, waterbuck, red lechwe, eland, impala, roan, buffalo, warthog and much more.
Skybeds

Skybeds

Looking for a truly unique way to spend some time in the bush? Look no further than our new Skybeds, located deep within the Khwai Private Reserve. As the name suggests, these are no ordinary safari accommodations. Each “room” is actually a three-story raised platform overlooking the wildlife-rich 200,000-hectare reserve. Charmingly rustic, yet suitably stylish, each Skybed is illuminated by lanterns at night, providing loads of romantic ambiance. And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the most important part; there is a fully enclosed bathroom on the first floor with flushing toilets.

With such spectacular skies overhead, you could be forgiven for forgetting about what’s happening on the ground. The Skybeds overlook a water hole—in one night we’ve seen wild dogs, lions, elephants and hyena! Don’t forget to keep an eye (and ear) out for elephants, eland, zebra and kudu, and an assortment of smaller nocturnal species, such as porcupines, bushbabies, genets, jackals and honey badgers. We can’t guarantee you will get much sleep, as there will be far too much to watch and listen to, but what a story to tell back home. During the day, you can head out for a game drive in the private reserve, where you may spy lion, leopard, wild dog, kudu, waterbuck, red lechwe, eland, impala, roan, buffalo, warthog and much more.

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Day 7  SABLE ALLEY | Meals: BLD
Travel by road to Sable Alley today.
Sable Alley is a complete rebuild of a favourite old bush camp. Overlooking a lagoon that’s connected to the Khwai and Sable Alley rivers, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this enviable location means the game literally comes to us. From the swimming pool, lounge, outdoor seating areas and all the guest’s tents there are uninterrupted views of the resident pod of around 30 hippos and the large herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo coming to drink – an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, especially with a cold gin and tonic in hand. When you are ready to explore further afield, Sable Alley’s expert guides are on hand to interpret the sights, smells, and sounds of the bush. Back at camp, your home in the bush is one of our comfortable, spacious and stylish tents.

Elevated onto raised decks, each of the camp’s twelve luxurious tents has an uninterrupted view of the lagoon, with en suite bathrooms, private verandahs and private, indoor & outdoor showers where you can wash off the dust of each truly memorable day. Two of these are comfortable family units with two comfortable interconnected tents. End a day of exhilarating game viewing with a night drive where you will encounter nocturnal creatures such as leopard, spikey porcupines and fearless honey badgers.
Sable Alley

Sable Alley

Sable Alley is a complete rebuild of a favourite old bush camp. Overlooking a lagoon that’s connected to the Khwai and Sable Alley rivers, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this enviable location means the game literally comes to us. From the swimming pool, lounge, outdoor seating areas and all the guest’s tents there are uninterrupted views of the resident pod of around 30 hippos and the large herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo coming to drink – an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, especially with a cold gin and tonic in hand. When you are ready to explore further afield, Sable Alley’s expert guides are on hand to interpret the sights, smells, and sounds of the bush. The massive 440,000 acre Khwai Private Reserve comprises some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, open floodplains, rivers and mopane woodland. This range of habitats means a range of wildlife, including lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo and of course the eponymous sable antelope. Game viewing will not just be from traditional safari vehicles (both during the day and at night). At Sable Alley we also offer mokoro safaris —enjoy being gently ‘’poled’’ along the water in a traditional canoe—a wonderful way to do some bird watching and game viewing. Boating is a highlight when water levels are high.

Back at camp, your home in the bush is one of our comfortable, spacious and stylish tents. Elevated onto raised decks, each of the camp’s twelve luxurious tents has an uninterrupted view of the lagoon, with en suite bathrooms, private verandahs and private, indoor & outdoor showers where you can wash off the dust of each truly memorable day. Two of these are comfortable family units with two comfortable interconnected tents. End a day of exhilarating game viewing with a night drive where you will encounter nocturnal creatures such as leopard, spikey porcupines and fearless honey badgers.

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Day 8  SABLE ALLEY | Meals: BLD
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing activities.
The massive 440,000 acre Khwai Private Reserve comprises some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, open floodplains, rivers and mopane woodland. This range of habitats means a range of wildlife, including lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo and of course the eponymous sable antelope. Game viewing will not just be from traditional safari vehicles (both during the day and at night). At Sable Alley we also offer mokoro safaris —enjoy being gently ‘’poled’’ along the water in a traditional canoe—a wonderful way to do some bird watching and game viewing. Boating is a highlight when water levels are high.
Sable Alley

Sable Alley

Sable Alley is a complete rebuild of a favourite old bush camp. Overlooking a lagoon that’s connected to the Khwai and Sable Alley rivers, just a stone’s throw from the world-famous Moremi Game Reserve, this enviable location means the game literally comes to us. From the swimming pool, lounge, outdoor seating areas and all the guest’s tents there are uninterrupted views of the resident pod of around 30 hippos and the large herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo coming to drink – an idyllic way to spend an afternoon, especially with a cold gin and tonic in hand. When you are ready to explore further afield, Sable Alley’s expert guides are on hand to interpret the sights, smells, and sounds of the bush. The massive 440,000 acre Khwai Private Reserve comprises some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, open floodplains, rivers and mopane woodland. This range of habitats means a range of wildlife, including lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo and of course the eponymous sable antelope. Game viewing will not just be from traditional safari vehicles (both during the day and at night). At Sable Alley we also offer mokoro safaris —enjoy being gently ‘’poled’’ along the water in a traditional canoe—a wonderful way to do some bird watching and game viewing. Boating is a highlight when water levels are high.

Back at camp, your home in the bush is one of our comfortable, spacious and stylish tents. Elevated onto raised decks, each of the camp’s twelve luxurious tents has an uninterrupted view of the lagoon, with en suite bathrooms, private verandahs and private, indoor & outdoor showers where you can wash off the dust of each truly memorable day. Two of these are comfortable family units with two comfortable interconnected tents. End a day of exhilarating game viewing with a night drive where you will encounter nocturnal creatures such as leopard, spikey porcupines and fearless honey badgers.

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Day 9  MAUN-DEPART | Meals: B
Your included light aircraft flight takes you back to Maun, where you begin your journey home. Or, why not add on a Victoria Falls extension?

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily on Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 JAN 18 - 31 MAR 18$4,495$5,050
01 APR 18 - 14 JUN 18$5,095$7,095
15 JUN 18 - 31 JUL 18$6,395$8,895
01 AUG 18 - 31 AUG 18$6,895$9,395
01 SEP 18 - 31 OCT 18$6,395$8,895
Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together.
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