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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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Classic ‘desert and delta’ mix – great biodiversity and landscapes
  • Heavyweight game viewing: elephants, buffalo, big cats, hippos and hyenas
  • Great chances to see rarities like leopard, wild dog, roan antelope
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation throughout
  • Family-friendly camps and activities – suitable for older children
  • Secret Kalahari zebra migration (November to February)
  • Excellent bird watching all year round
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Tour Duration: 8 Days
Start: Botswana
End: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Accommodations visited

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Meno-A-Kwena Tented Camp
3 Nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Hyena Pan Tented Camp
2 Nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Little Sable
2 Nights


Day to day

The tour begins with your arrival at Maun Airport in Botswana, where a driver will welcome you and transfer you to your first safari destination. Sit back and enjoy the rural Botswana scenes on the road and possibly spot an elephant or giraffe along the way. Set in a private community-owned conservation reserve adjoining the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, your first accommodation is Meno a Kwena.

From here you have the advantage of accessing the park on game drives and activities on the concession – cycling, walks with San Bushmen guides (indigenous hunter-gatherer groups and the first nations of southern Africa) and wildlife-watching boat trips. Back at camp, you have a floating hide to enjoy sundowners or a spot of catch and release fishing, a pool to enjoy on hot days, and a scrumptious dinner and safari stories to look forward to in the evenings.

The common areas include a central library and a living and dining area, festooned with an eclectic mix of original African furniture and colonial antiques. Meals are refreshingly simple and wonderfully tasty, and served, family-style, at the long dining table. There are also two beautiful lookout lounges from where you can relax and take in the exceptional views of the river as elephants come and go for a drink or a swim.

What's Included?

  • All light aircraft and road transfers between camps
  • All light aircraft and road transfers to and from Maun
  • Daily activities
  • Expert guiding
  • Guest laundry
  • Park fees & VAT

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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