What to see and do at Mankwe

The below activities are on offer for all guests at Mankwe Tented Retreat & Camping at a price upon request.

Full or Half Day Safari

Spend a full day on a safari and travel to Chobe and Moremi Game Reserves and the Khwai Area. Make the most of your time in some of southern Africa’s most illustrious destinations.

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Boat Trip in Delta

Experience birdwatching and game viewing from a whole new perspective and enjoy the gentle tranquillity of a boat cruise in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, which is our playground. Moremi Game Reserve is part of the Okavango Delta, so depending on the season, it offers a great deal of water-related game viewing. Look out for leopard and African wild dog, as well as hippo, crocodile, lion, red lechwe, waterbuck, impala, and an abundance of birds.

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Traditional mokoro experience

Glide through the Khwai river channels, on a traditional dugout canoe known as a mokoro. This is a highly popular activity, to completely experience the sights and sounds of nature without running the risk of scaring animals of with the sound of a motor. Mokoro guides are highly knowledgeable about the natural environment making these trips safe and enjoyable.

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Mankwe Spa

The Spa provides a tranquil setting for healing and total relaxation. Two massage beds are located next to the relaxing lounge offering a peaceful space overlooking the Waterhole at Mankwe Tented Retreat. The Spa offers massages, manicures, and pedicures. Spa treatments need to be booked 7 days before arrival.

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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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