The charming Mankwe Tented Retreat is situated in a private concession on the doorstep of the famous Moremi Game Reserve. Tucked away in a grove of mopane trees this safari lodge offers its visitors an unbeatable location close to incredible safari experiences.
In 2016, after a devastating fire destroyed Mankwe Tented Retreat, the entire lodge was rebuilt from the ground up and reopened in 2021. Our architects have successfully merged the structure of the main area with the surrounding environment, carefully integrating natural materials with modern design elements such as clean lines, neutral colours, and soft lighting. The tented rooms exude a similar Scandinavian style with their sophisticated log cabin feel combined with canvas.
In total, there are 10 tented rooms. The tents are built on raised wooden platforms, each with their own private viewing deck. Expansive bedrooms offer a configuration of two twins or a king-sized bed. Bathrooms are ensuite with a shower and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness through the canvas windows. Each room has a fan for cooling off during the sizzling summer months.
The main area comprises a small swimming pool surrounded by wooden decking that flows through to various sheltered sections for relaxing and onto a dining area with the cosy boma adjacent. From here, a meandering wooden walkway winds its way to a second swimming pool complete with wooden decking, sun loungers and an intimate pool bar.
Another enclave breaks away from the central area and leads to a small relaxation lounge and games/reading area. Eager safari-goers can tailor-make their own activity schedule. Most guests opt for full-day excursion into the Khwai River section of Moremi, and boat cruises through the Okavango Delta’s reed lined channels (at an added cost). Visitors wanting something a little closer to home can join game drives and sundowner sessions on Mankwe’s concession.
NEED TO KNOW
- Luxury with panoramic view of the bush
- World class game viewing
- Ten luxury tents
- Two swimming pools
- Large main area
- Open all year round
- Business lounge with Wi-Fi
- Accessible by road or by air
- Ideal for single travellers and couples
- No single supplements in shoulder and green season
Mankwe Tented Retreat: Former Mankwe Luxury Retreat (also briefly called ‘Wildside’)
All Meals & Drinks (Excl premium brands)
Transfers from Airstrip
CUSTOMISE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Experience the best of the Okavango Delta with an open doors helicopter flight over some of the most untouched and remote areas.
ELEPHANT HAVENS & HELI FLIGHT
This is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Enthusiastic guides will tell you about the orphaned elephants and explain their behaviour through captivating storytelling and display.
HOW TO FIND US
Flight time from Maun to Khwai Airstrip is approximately 35 minutes, with a 2 hour drive to Mankwe.
We’re happy to help you book your ticket.
Mankwe is an easy 85kms from Maun. It is located close to the southern parts of Chobe National Park, Khwai, Moremi Game Reserve and Savute, making it an ideal place to stay if you’re driving through Botswana.
Contact us directly for directions.
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