Luxury Tented retreat

Escape to an oasis of adventure and exploratioN

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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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

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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Nature Walking

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Bush Braai

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Stargazing

Luxury Tented Retreat

Full Board Rates

High Season
Low Season
Green Season
July – October
April – June & November
January – March & December
$550.00
$420.00
$420.00

* Rates are per person per night sharing.
* $207.00 single supplement applies at Mankwe Tented Retreat in High Season.

Rates include:

  • Luxury accommodations
  • Selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, teas & coffees
  • 2 daily experiences

For passport holders of the below list of countries only: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, United Republic Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What to see and do at Mankwe

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