Activities

Full or Half Day Mankwe Safari

Please Note: Camper activities’ itineraries at Mankwe Campsites may differ from those offered at the tented retreat. For detailed camper itineraries and availability, please inquire with our reservations desk for more information.

Please also be aware that the Full or Half Day Safari activities are not included in Specials but can be booked as an optional activity.

What To Expect on a Mankwe Safari

Mankwe safari activities circulate around daily game drives and excursions into Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe Corridor and Khwai Area in Botswana. The exceptional location of the lodge in true Botswana wilderness makes it a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, and wild dogs. It is in the perfect position for observing the perennial drama of the African Bushveld and provides excellent birding. Activities at the camp include morning and afternoon game drives, as well as after-dark spotlight game drives in the concession.

Mankwe is the perfect place from which to begin a journey into the Delta, where there are many islands dotted throughout the myriad of waterways. If the water levels are high enough, guests can add on a traditional mokoro or boating experience while out in the Moremi. Other activities on-site include special sundowner set-ups, birdwatching and guided nature walks.

Daily Schedule

Morning and afternoon game drives, as well as night drives by spotlight take place on the concession in the event that no full-day safari takes place. The safari in the Mankwe concession starts at 05:00 in the morning, and the drives are split into morning and evening game drives, with down time in-between at the lodge.

Daily schedules change according to the seasons, guests’ itineraries and requests; however, the below is a guideline schedule for a full-day safari.

Full Day Safari

06h00: Wake-up call
06h30: Coffee and breakfast at the lodge
07h00: Depart Mankwe for a full-day safari in Moremi
15h00: Return to the lodge for high tea and a siesta
17h00: Optional sunset drive ending with night drive
19h30: Dinner served at the lodge

Half Day Safari

06h00: Wake-up call
06h30: Coffee and breakfast at the lodge
07h00: Depart Mankwe for a full-day safari in Moremi
12h00: Return to the lodge

Itineraries for Campers

Please note that camper itineraries are subject to change, and availability may vary. For detailed camper itineraries and the most up-to-date information, kindly inquire with our reservations desk.

Add a boat trip onto your safari

Boat Cruise on the 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.

* Only available as add-on to Moremi full day safari.

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.

* Only available as add-on to Khwai full day safari.

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