Mankwe Bush Lodge is the latest addition to the Sun Destinations portfolio of authentic lodges and camps across remote wilderness areas in the prime safari destinations of Kruger and Botswana. Mankwe forms part of our Trails of Botswana route, a route offering the best of Botswana and that shies away from mass tourism, letting guests experience the unusual, the untouched and the unique. The trails combination lets you combine authentic safari experiences with luxury, adventure and tranquil times.
Mankwe is the perfect base from which to explore the Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta, the Khwai region and surrounding conservancies. Mankwe itself is in a prime location on its own 300 000 hectare concession, shared with sister lodge, Tuskers Bush Camp. This lodge does its own drives on the network of private pans surrounding the lodge, but also offers daily safari excursions to explore the Khwai wetlands, and Moremi’s diverse wildlife habitats.
Combining Mankwe with a stay at other camps along the Trails of Botswana route, will allow you to experience both the best of land and water based safaris. Combine it with Xobega Island Camp on a private island in the Okavango Delta, a proper bushveld experience at Tuskers Bush Camp, a luxury Selinda Spillway experience with mekoro rides, horse riding and superb accommodation.
Mankwe offers original safari accommodation in 10 Meru-style tented suites on raised wooden platforms with decks offering views of the wild bushveld. Each of the tents is surrounded by forests of mopane trees offering welcome shade during the hot summer months.
Each tented suite sleeps two people and has an en suite bathroom with a shower, toilet, and simple bathroom vanity complete with complimentary soap, shampoo and lotion. The bathrooms are private and separated by a canvas flap. The windows and front entrance have a bug-proof mesh shield. Beds are single beds that can be pushed together to make-up a double bed configuration. Mattresses and linen are of the finest quality, and decor is muted tones with an African feel. There’s plenty of storage space, from bedside tables to wicker drawers and even a wooden cupboard; there’s a lot of places for all your gadgets.
Solar power heats the geysers for hot water in the showers and taps, and drinking water is provided in a flask and replenished daily, or on request. Towels and extra blankets are provided, as is insect repellent and complimentary bathroom cosmetics.
We love Mankwe because of its simplicity, location to all the wild wonders of Botswana, proximity and easy driving route from Maun airport, and the flexibility of combining it with our other lodges.
There are separate light switches for the bedroom and bathroom, which are powered by solar to suite the eco-friendly operation of the camp. Paraffin lanterns light the sandy pathways to and from the lodge at night.