Where’s The Best Place To Go On Your First Safari?

Author Pru Allison
Date January 14, 2020

Where’s the best place to go on safari?


It seems like a simple enough question doesn’t it? However, it depends entirely on what sort of trip you have in mind, so we’re going to break it down for you.


Let’s start with the best place to visit on your first safari.


If you’ve never explored Africa before, and you’re keen to get a taste of what she’s all about and see lots of her wildlife, then Meno a Kwena in Botswana is a pretty fantastic option.


Perched atop a cliff that overlooks the Boteti River, this delightful camp is friendly and easy to navigate.


The rooms are all designed to overlook the river and the African landscape beyond, so you needn’t venture too far from your gin and tonic if you don’t want to.


There’s even a pool from which to soak up the view.


When the extraordinary migration of zebras and wildebeest arrives across the Makgadikgadi from April to October, the sound of zebras rings through the air as they stream down the banks to drink at the river, punctuated by thirsty elephants.


Of course, with so much wildlife right in front of camp, there’s no need to go very far, but with the plethora of activities on offer, you might well want to.


There are game drives out into the Makgadigadi Pans; boat trips along the river; and even a floating hide in which to capture some incredible photos of the animals as they slosh through the water.


Those who’ve never been to Africa before would also do well to head our with the San Bushmen and women. These wonderful people take guests out on nature walks through the bush, offering a fascinating insight into their culture and lifestyle.


If the idea of staying in a tent seems daunting, fear not, because at Meno a Kwena we’ve got home comforts aplenty.


The tented rooms are en suite and private, with far reaching views. The entire camp features colonial style furniture locally woven fabrics throughout, making for an attractive and comfortable stay.


We like to say that arriving at Meno a Kwena feels a bit like coming home. The welcome is warm, the drinks are cold, and the action awaits.

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