The charming Mankwe Tented Retreat is situated in a private concession on the doorstep of the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve. Tucked away in a grove of mopane trees and mysterious woodlands, this safari lodge sanctuary offers its visitors an unbeatable location close to both land and water-based safari activities.
The retreat is constructed from natural light wood, ensuring a sense of harmony with its forested surroundings. Mankwe Tented Retreat is a sanctuary for the soul, and oozes an atmosphere of tranquillity.
The central area houses a swimming pool with expansive decking that flows through to a dining area and small boma. The deck area is adorned with deck chairs and there are various sheltered enclaves for relaxing. Leading out from the main wooden walkway is a second swimming pool, complete with sun loungers, umbrellas, and a pool bar. But that's not all - there's also a lounge/reading area branching off from the meandering walkway, offering a complete sense of privacy. On-site, there's also a small spa treatment room where treatments can be booked in advance.
In total, there are 10 tented suites. Tents are built on raised wooden platforms, each with its 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.
Eager safari-goers can tailor-make their own activity schedule. Most guests opt for a full-day excursion into the Khwai River section of Moremi, and boat cruises through the Okavango Delta’s reed-lined channels.
Visitors wanting something a little closer to home can join game drives and sundowner sessions on Mankwe’s concession. African wild dogs, elephants, honey badgers and a colourful array of birdlife are frequently spotted around camp.
With its clean lines and modern take on bushveld living, Mankwe certainly epitomises the stylish safari lifestyle without compromising on authenticity.