Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have starred in many a news article these past few months and in several of these reports, there’s been a co-star of sorts that’s definitely ready for its close-up: Botswana.
Botswana is where Harry romanced his bride to be and it has long been a favorite destination of his. The Southern Africa country has also long been a favorite of Micato travelers. Guests on Micato customized Bespoke journeys will often spend time in this country of lush habitats, and two Micato scheduled departures, From Cape to Delta and Botswana’s Timeless Wilderness, linger there for days at a time, stopping in the Okavango Delta and other quintessential areas with breathtaking scenery and fertile game lands.
Micato has long tried to give its guests the “royal treatment” (including in India, where travelers on one itinerary can overnight in palaces) but if you want to do Botswana the way Harry and Meghan did, you can certainly visit with wild rhinos and overnight at Meno a Kwena, the tented camp where the couple stayed. Perched on a rocky cliff above Botswana’s Boteti River, this classic safari camp is ideal for a royal couple’s getaway as well as family fun. Beyond Meno a Kwena, which could be pursued for a Bespoke safari, Micato’s scheduled departures also visit many similarly idyllic camps that would serve as a fine base for a Botswana safari.
As a destination, Botswana tends to sell itself, but as Micato executive director Joy Phelan-Pinto suggests in a dispatch about her family safari there, “the trick to a fabulous Botswana safari is to include the right mix of water and land based camps, offering both seasonal and permanent water, plus activities by mokoros (dugout canoes), speedboats, land vehicles and even on foot. Helicopters and elephants, of course, push the experience over the top.”