Wildlife at mankwe

Experience game drives and excursions into the bordering Moremi and Chobe Game Reserves and Khwai Area.

With a location in true Botswana wilderness, it makes for a regular host to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, and wild dogs.

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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