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Meno a Kwena
Meno a Kwena


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Situated high on the banks of the Boteti River, Meno a Kwena Tented Camp offers superb wildlife viewing without having to leave the comfort of your tent. The management prides itself on its carefully balanced combination of luxury with "rustic Africa" which allows guests all the necessary comforts without compromising on the authentic safari experience.

What to see and do

The most spectacular time is during the Zebra migration when thousands of these animals come to slake their thirst at the river, before moving on once the rains arrive to the southern grasslands of the Makgadikgadi.

Superbly built into the riverbed is a hide (right) allowing guests to be in close proximity to the animals without disturbing them. Alternatively guests can relax at the pool, on couches under the gazebo or even outside their own tents and still enjoy the constant activity at the river.

During the rainy season the wildlife disperses into the surrounding bushveld and accordingly the focus of the game viewing at the lodge changes to accommodate these seasonal migrations.

Elephant - Meno a KwenaWildlife

Meno a Kwena is famous for its herds of Zebra and Wildebeest during the dry season however there are animals that can be seen all year round in the area. The riverine woodland provides habitat for Bushbuck as well as Kudu. Lion are commonly heard and move freely in the area around the camp and Elephant are seen all Waxbills - Meno a Kwenayear round.

Around the camp there are bird baths which attract a variety of birds including waxbills and bulbuls. The woodland along the river is habitat to numerous hornbills and barbets whilst in the bushveld shrikes, drongos and francolins are commonly seen. Raptors and Owls can be found in the tall trees along the river whilst Goshawks are frequently seen attracted by the numerous Doves and Sandgrouse which fly in to drink throughout the day.


Meno a KwenaThe Camp consists of fully serviced tents all situated high on the banks of the Boteti river with excellent views. The layout of the camp is designed to maximise wildlife viewing wherever guests may be in camp. The main section features a living/dining area and kitchen under a canvas roof and it is here that guests can relax and enjoy a variety of traditional meals.

Each tent is situated in a traditional kraal, which acts as a barrier against wild animals, and has a reed ablution area featuring bucket showers (filled on request with hot water) and flush toilets. Authentic safari equipment such as canvas wash basins, metal jugs, wooden chests and canvas chairs add to the experience.