Luxury Tented Retreat & Private Camping

Mankwe

About mankwe

A safari lodge sanctuary in an unbeatable location.

Mankwe (meaning “mother leopard”), is located on a private concession at the gateway to the Moremi Game reserve and on the doorstep of the Okavango Delta, only 85 kilometres from the tourism hub of Maun.

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About Mankwe

Ensured harmony with the forested surroundings

The retreat is constructed from natural light wood, and there are 10 tented suites in total – each with a private viewing deck with views of the wilderness. The tranquil main area of the lodge houses a swimming pool, dining and lounge area, and small relaxation enclaves that effortlessly flow through the pool area.

AMENETIES & ACTIVITIES

Your private retreat in the heart of the bush.

Tucked away in a grove of mopane trees and mysterious woodlands, this safari lodge sanctuary offers its visitors an unbeatable location close to both land and water-based safari activities.

If that’s not enough, there’s a small spa treatment room, private lounge area, and a second pool section complete with a chill area, sun loungers and quintessential pool bar.

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What to see and do at Mankwe

Full or Half Day Safaris
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What a great site and location. The Mankwe Tented Retreat was not yet open but all was in perfect shape. The owners are so friendly people with great combined knowledge of the bush and hospitality.

We spend one night camping there at their campsites which were spotless clean, big, safe and with private ablutions.

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- Michiel R, Mankwe Guest

Loved our three night stay here recently. Wish we’d not bothered with sun city and spent a week here instead. The staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. So friendly and top quality service. Rooms were quaint. We had a thatched roof on ours which made it seem a bit different. Views to wake up to were amazing with the mountains in the distance. Came down to dinner the first night and saw two rhino grazing a few feet away. Pure magic! Food was decent too- with a wide range of choice.

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- nicSouthampton, Mankwe Guest

Mankwe Tented Retreat is a wonderful place with great facilities. It offers spectacular views, the caretakers and staff are incredibly friendly and go out of their way to help you. Located right between Moremi South and North gate, perfect to travel to both gates or the Chobe entrance.

There are two pool areas, one overlooking the surroundings with a (natural) pool in front of it with regular wildlife visits, a bar and the sunset at the end of the day. It has a cozy lounge area next to it with a lot of privacy.

We felt safe throughout our stay and the staff was super attentive, bringing more wood for the fire in the evening. A special thank you to Jolande and Johan for the warm welcome, chats and tips. We’re not sure why there are so little reviews on this place, but go and experience it, you will not regret it!

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- Sharon, Mankwe Guest

Mankwe Tented Retreat is rustic but very beautiful surrounded by tall mopanes, very clean and well taken care of. We were the only guests there and the staff looked after us very well. Our rental 4×4 broke down and the manager helped us fix it and contact the car rental company, even negotiating for a better 4×4 on our behalf with the rental company.

We had a great, unplanned stay at Mankwe and frequently think of how great the staff and management couple were, turning a bad situation into a great one.

Thank you very much for your help!

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- MUonsafari, Mankwe Guest

We were looking for a campsite for one night but ended up to stay for three nights. The managing couple, Yolanda and Johan from RSA as well as the staff team especially Thom and his friendly colleague (lady) were amazing.

We were 6 people and had a great time there. Even though were were camping we were allowed to use the pool and bar facilities. Thank you very much.

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- MaLu, Mankwe Guest

We spent two nights in Mankwe Tented Retreat. The premises have been renewed during the pandemic and it is completely new. Beautifully decorated with a lot of space.

We did a game drive and our guide was with us nearly 12 hours in Moremi and did an excellent job. We spot most of the animals that we could see there.

If we would go back again to Moremi or Chobe I would go to Makwee Tented Retreat without any doubt.

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- ijaen2016, Mankwe Guest

Mankwe Tented Retreat absolutely surpassed our expectations: it is new and very  tastefully appointed (both, the tents and the general areas), it has many beautiful and cozy sitting areas and 2 pools (one of which overlooks a waterhole), excellent cuisine from a very talented young chef Simon, very friendly professional staff and with Johan and Yolandi a wonderful and most engaging host couple that makes you feel so welcome and at home!

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- Beat J, Mankwe Guest

As we arrived at the Mankwe Tented Retreat were welcomed by the owners and the staff. They show us around the base camp which looks stunning.

There are 2 swimming pools, a bigger one next to the restaurant and a smaller one with a view on the drinking pool. They then showed us the way to our camping ground with our private bath room as we are the only ones there. Also the game drive that we booked last minute was amazing.

We only stayed here for one night, but if we ever come back to this area we would book some more nights! We definitely recommend this place to others!

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- Renée, Mankwe Guest

Loved our three night stay here recently. Wish we’d not bothered with sun city and spent a week here instead. The staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. So friendly and top quality service. Rooms were quaint. We had a thatched roof on ours which made it seem a bit different. Views to wake up to were amazing with the mountains in the distance. Came down to dinner the first night and saw two rhino grazing a few feet away. Pure magic! Food was decent too- with a wide range of choice.

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- nicSouthampton, Mankwe Guest

Such a quiet and beautiful lodge! Lovely hosts, delicious meals, GREAT comfort in the rooms! Game drive activities included with passionate guides. Perfect location before crossing the Chobe Park. Highly recommended.

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- Nathalie D, Mankwe Guest

The setting is gorgeous right in the heart of the bush with a large watering hole nearby. There’s plenty of wildlife to be seen in the Tented Retreat and nearby.

I saw an elephant getting a drink at the watering hole and the area is crawling with dwarf mongooses. There’s also snakes around as you can see the tracks but I didn’t manage to spot any unfortunately.

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- John Lally, Mankwe Guest

We slept in tents on the top of our 4×4 , good job, because we heard Lion, leopard, Elephant etc close to camp, and trough the night. Such a great experience.

Our Hosts, Johan and Yolanda, and all the staff were absolutely superb, extremely helpful, and a mine of information.

Our final night was spent in the sumptuous comfort of the Mankwe Tented Retreat. The rooms are superb, open fronted, with nature all around you.The huge 4 poster bed, with full mosquito netting was so comfortable, The huge shower with loads of solar powered hot water was fantastic. The bar , pool, restaurant, WiFi, peace and tranquility etc etc, etc, all added up to a truly unique experience.

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- Jayne T, Mankwe Guest

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