Spanning Botswana's two great biomes — desert and delta — this adventurous safari delivers an amazing diversity of wildlife, birds and natural landscapes. The desert adventure begins in Botswana's Kalahari, on the border of the Makgadigadi Pans National Park. Your accommodation, Meno a Kwena, is set on the Boteti River and enjoying a rare (for Botswana) elevated view. It's an important area for wildlife all year round and the game viewing is excellent, but here you can also explore the river by boat and interact with traditional Kalahari communities.
And then a complete contrast: a flight to the fringes of the world's largest freshwater delta – the Okavango Delta – and an especially wildlife-rich pocket: the Khwai River. Permanent water, open grasslands and shady woodland combine to support a vast array of animals – this area is renowned for rare animal sightings. Two camps in the Khwai are combined to give you unique perspectives of the area. The first, set in a drier area, offers more land-based activities and the most incredible ongoing spectacle of elephants in and around camp. The second offers a quintessential Delta experience with land and water-based activities.
Available all year and yielding unique experiences by season, this is a great opportunity to see the best of Botswana's legendary wildlife in a compact, affordable safari itinerary. You stay at comfortable tented accommodations complete with en suite bathrooms and sit down to three-course dinners. Safari activities focus on morning and afternoon game drives, and as your accommodation sits in privately run concessions, there's the chance to enjoy night drives and guided walks too.