Botswana is the land of magic, mystery and predator mayhem. Reed-lined channels of the Okavango Delta snake their way through parched Kalahari landscapes, the mighty life-giving Chobe River flows vigorously through riverine forest and jade colour vegetation, the misunderstood flat salt pan of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the geographical marvel of tectonic plate movements of the Savuti, the open grasslands of Nxai Pan National Park, the game-rich Selinda Reserve, and the expansive less-explored Kalahari desert all combine to form a country diverse in habitat and rich with scenery. There are high concentrations of birdlife, beasts, carnivores, endemic species and predators that have adapted to their environment. In short, Botswana is a country filled with an unsurpassed natural beauty, unmarred by commercialism and untainted by high-volume tourism.
Our experienced team at Sun Destinations decided it was almost impossible to nail down the best region in Botswana to explore. Our camps are located in completely different areas in sought-after regions in Botswana, so it was decided the best way to explore these hidden spots was to put together a combination package. And so “Trails of Botswana” was born ! The trails route takes guests on an adventurous journey through a few of the iconic destinations in Botswana, letting them experience the unique offerings of each of our camps, which include : Tuskers Bush Camp, Xobega Island Camp, Motswiri Camp, and other additional camps should they be required. You are encouraged to select one of our on 4, 5, 6, or 8 night packages tailor-made to suit your Trails of Botswana style.
One of the camps mentioned, Motswiri Camp, is located on the banks of the Selinda Spillway in northern Botswana. The camp operates exclusively on 120 000 acres of a magnificent, world-renowned tract of land on the Selinda Spillway. Motswiri is the home of safari activities and offers everything from game drives to bush walks and even horse riding. Guests are rewarded with a sense of exclusion when it comes to their accommodation options. There are 5 tented suites overlooking the spillway, and guests are often rewarded with remarkable wildlife sightings. We’ve had guests watching African wild dogs making a kill outside of tent 3, elephant herds stripping bark from trees and journeys of giraffe loping past in search of the most succulent shoots and leaves.
It’s not only the game viewing that’s a major drawcard at Motswiri Camp, but it’s also the “added value” experiences that really elevate the safari experience. The Motswiri team are experts at crafting the perfect sundowner and bush dinner sessions. An open area is carefully selected and a table is set-up in the middle of the bustling wildlife kingdom. Tablecloth, cutlery and decor adds a an elegant touch to the bush dinner. There’s a campfire and lanterns for atmosphere, and khaki canvas chairs are neatly placed in the bush dinner arena.
Teagan Cunniffe enjoyed a famous Motswiri style bush dinner under the all encompassing star-spangled Botswana sky. She was treated to a unique dinner session together with other guests, and feasted on homemade cuisine designed to introduce guests to traditional African flavours.
Here are Teagan’s images from a Botswana Bush Dinner Under the Stars at Motswiri Camp.