Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
Situated between the sprawling Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve near Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, this camp offers a comfortable retreat in nine traditional canvas tents overlook the Boteti River. The camp's name translates to “teeth of the crocodile,” referencing the common presence of these reptiles chilling out on nearby riverbanks. Style supersedes opulence in Meno a Kwena's cool, relaxed atmosphere. Tent sides roll up to take in the broad vista, but your private space remains hidden among thorny branches that offer seclusion and protection from wandering wildlife. Each tent has an en suite flush toilet and authentic indoor and outdoor safari showers. Furnishings are distinctly African, with dark wood, bold textiles and woven carpets under foot. Harnessing the power of Botswana’s typically sunny days, solar power fires the camp’s energy-efficient lights as well as your camera battery charger. This is a low-impact camp that supports recycling and recognizes water as a limited and precious resource.
In addition to game drives over adjacent grasslands and salt pans, a visit to the camp also offers a chance to engage with local Bushmen and learn about their age-old culture. Explore the surrounding habitat on foot with a resident guide, then cruise the languid Boteti River on a boat. Afterward, relax in the natural rock plunge pool with views over the river—quite possibly overlooking a herd of frolicking elephants. Share stories in tented outdoor spaces and meals under the boundless night sky.