Luxury Tented retreat

Escape to an oasis of adventure and exploratioN

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Features & facilities

  • A butler’s tray with tea & coffee making facilities
  • Bedside tables, luggage storage stands, and standing fans
  • Small wooden cupboard with clothing storage space
  • Insect repellent and complimentary bathroom cosmetics
  • There is a small work desk in each suite
  • Paraffin lanterns light the sandy pathways to and from the lodge at night
  • En suite bathrooms with view of the wilderness
  • Complimentary toiletries

Located on the outskirts of the Chobe and Moremi Game Reserves and the Khwai Area.

10 Meru-style tented suites are individually erected on raised wooden platforms, which extend onto private decks with a view of the untamed bush. The tall mopane trees provide mottled shade to every tent, while a canvas canopy roofs the deck and outdoor furniture. The tented suites exude a fusion of bushveld delights with Scandinavian style with their sophisticated log cabin feel.

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Experiences included in the Tented Retreat package

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Bird Watching

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Game Drives

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Traditional Boma Experience

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Full board rates quoted per person per night sharing

pp pn sharing
pp pn single supplement
Green Season
December – March
$385.00
$575.00
Shoulder Season
April – June & November
$510.00
$765.00
High Season
July – October
$725.00
$1085.00

Rates include:

  • Luxury accommodations
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. All drinks excluding premium brands.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Option of morning and afternoon concession game drive OR one of the following (per stay):
    • Moremi Game Reserve
    • Khwai Game Reserve
    • Chobe Corridor
  • A Mokoro experience
  • Secure parking
  • Welcome drink
  • Wifi at business lounge
  • Conservation fee per person

*Please supply your own drinking water, as our tap water is brackish and not palatable.

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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

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

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

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 camping sites are large and very private. Ablution facilities are basic but clean and efficient. Access road is through deep soft sand, so a 4×4 is essential. Very nice staff, Gege is such a gentleman 🙂

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- Paul L, 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

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

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

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

The Mankwe campsites are at a distance from each other and you have plenty of privacy. You can enjoy your own ablutions intead of sharing them too! They have very good wifi at the reception where you should drive.

The Moremi South Gate is about hour and a half drive away. We did not use it as a base for Moremi but just had some rest there. Ask the owners about a horseshoe lake 17 km away – it is a beautiful place with a lot of wildlife. We visited in the afternoon and saw about 250 elephants at a time in addition to zebras, giraffe and hippos.

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- Travelling Zoologists, 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

Mankwe Tented Retreat

Tented Retreat Information

Mankwe is not only about game drives and wildlife. We strive to offer our guests the opportunity to forget about the world and truly take some time off. The lodge boasts with various areas of relaxation to choose from that are all interlinked with elevated wooden walkways.

  • Tranquil Pool Retreat: Two swimming pools with bars, sun-recliners, and private lounging nooks offer a serene space to unwind amidst the bush’s tranquility.
  • Secluded Lounge and Reading Area: Discover a peaceful enclave along the walkway, furnished with games and books, providing a secluded spot for relaxation and introspection.
  • Seamless Connectivity: Designated Wi-Fi areas ensure convenient internet access, allowing you to stay connected while enjoying the lodge’s natural surroundings.
  • Spa Treatments: Indulge in rejuvenating massages and treatments in our small spa treatment room (advance booking required).
  • Memorable Dining Experiences: Delight in delicious meals served by the main pool area or in the dining area overlooking the pool, immersing yourself in the wilderness ambiance.
  • Eco-friendly Solar Power: Our lodge operates on solar energy, minimizing environmental impact and providing sustainable luxury.
  • Luxurious Tented Suites: Immerse yourself in comfort with en-suite bathrooms, scenic shower views, twin basins, a working desk, plug points with USB ports, a small room safe, a standing fan, and a private deck with patio furniture.
  • Tea and Coffee Station: Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at your convenience with our well-appointed station.
  • Peaceful Sleep: Mosquito nets, high-end linen, and ultra-comfortable mattresses ensure a restful night’s sleep.
  • Check in – 12:00
  • Check out – 10:00

Rates

  • Children 0 – 4 are FOC when sharing with adults.
  • Children 5 – 11 are 50% when sharing with adults.
  • Guests 12 years and older are full adult rate.

Policy

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Mankwe Tented Retreat and must share a tent with their parents or an adult guardian.
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free provided they share with their parents.
  • Children between the age of 4 – 12 are charged at 50% of the adult pp pn sharing rate.
  • Children of 12 and over are charged at the full adult pp pn sharing rate.
  • Children below 6 years of age will be permitted on game drives at the sole discretion of management and the safari guide. (Private vehicle booking is required at a supplement of BWP2000.00 per child)
  • All children are to be strictly supervised by their parents or guardians at all times.
  • No children are allowed at the lower swimming pool and bar area.
  • Please note that we do not provide camping cots or high chairs.

What to see and do at Mankwe

Full or Half Day Safaris

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