The Kwatale conservancy is laden with intricate network of mopane woodland and acacia scrub dotted across fine sand, reminiscent of ancient Kalahari landscapes. Hugged by the Nxai Pan National Park in the east and Moremi Game Reserve in the west in the, this 365 000 hectare concession holds plenty of mystery and undiscovered landscapes, beckoning to be explored. Tuskers Bush Camp lies in the heart of this curious, only recently explored conservancy in Botswana.
When the call of the lions reverberate through the land, the golden sunset beckons you into its arms and the stars hover above you like desperate lanterns; then you know it’s touchdown in Africa. With such a vast and surreal landscape, the bush bar is the perfect watering hole and accompaniment to a Botswana safari. When you arrive at the bar, we encourage you to kick back, throw off your veldskoen and grab a drink!
From the finest whiskeys, to bottles of wine, sparkling waters, champagne and non-alcoholic drinks; our scope of beverages leaves the parched palate salivating for more.
Our large concession is home to expansive open areas and one are in particular takes pride of place – where the ancient baobab tree resides. Its powerful presence and mystic powers watch out of the traverse. It is here where our legendary bush braais and dinner’s take place. Dining under the natural light of the moon and the mood lighting from simple lanterns creates quite the atmosphere.
Before dinner, it’s customary to reign in golden hour with a drink. We took advantage of this traditional sundowner drink session that is popular with those conducting game drives; and built the “Bush Bar”! It was decided that, instead of stopping and hovering around the vehicle’s bonnet, a bar was necessary. Forget the glitz and glam of the city – this bar is rustic and is constructed from natural wood sourced from the area.
As the sun sets and the pristine night sky emerges, we encourage you to marvel at the ever changing colours of the sky. The Bush Bar is not like a normal bar surrounded by thumping music. The melodic sounds of clinking of ice cubes, the cry of the Kalahari, the rasping calls from big cat predators and the unmistakeable sounds of Africa are the DJs at this bar.
If the baobab dinners and bush bar aren’t enough for you, then you can always relax in our informal al fresco lounge or boma area overlooking the popular pan in front of our camp.
But let us not bore you with words. We’ll let our images tell the story. We hope you enjoy a tipple in the midst of no-man’s land