An Ambient Evening in Botswana
Boma Nights
Experience the Wild
Guided Game Drives
Drinks Set-up Overlooking the Wilderness
Sublime Sundowners

Safari Activities
Experience the Wilderness

Safari activities at Mankwe circulate around daily game drives and excursions into the bordering Moremi Game Reserve.

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 walks with local experts.

Safari Experiences

Daily Schedule

Useful Info

When To Go

Botswana is a year-round destination and ‘when to go’ depends on preference regarding game viewing, landscape and weather.

In September and October, temperatures can soar to the mid-40°Cs and it is the driest period, with game keeping close to the remaining water. The rain begins in summer, and runs from November to April and transforms Botswana into a prime birding destination.

For unforgettable big game viewing, the winter months (June, July, August) are the best as the bush is thinner, making visibility better, and water is scarcer, meaning the permanent waterholes and lagoons are alive with wildlife.

What To Pack

The climate in Botswana brings very hot, dry periods and also very wet seasons. Winter (June, July, August) packs cold nights and mild, dry days. Depending on what time of year you travel, you will need certain essentials.

Throughout the year, we recommend packing lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing with short sleeves. Bring sun protection in the form of sunblock, sun hats, and glasses.

Scarfs, jackets and gloves are needed for early mornings on the boat, especially in winter.Comfortable walking shoes are essential, as is sun protection in the form of hats, sunglasses and sun block. Bring along cameras, binoculars and recording gadgets to keep a record of the many wildlife sightings.

What to Expect

Mankwe offers stylish safari accommodation and complete exclusivity in a private concession in Botswana’s most esteemed safari region. Expect to feel luxuriously secluded among mopane woodland in simple, stylish safari surroundings.

Professional guides conduct adventurous and exploratory safari journeys, while a friendly and experienced staff creates a comfortable lodge experience. Mankwe is the ideal starting point for a Moremi/Delta excursion.

Expect to be amazed by the ecologically sustainable running of the lodge, from solar-powered lighting and heating, to the appealing, natural construction of the lodge and tented suites.

What You'll See


Moremi is a known wildlife hotspot, and is a protected area of the Okavango Delta. Lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, and spotted and brown hyena, are some of the top predator species that are frequently seen.

When you do a day trip into the Moremi you are bound to see plenty of predators.


Elephants walk the earth in Botswana in such great numbers and can be seen crossing the Okavango waterways, roaming arid landscapes, or merely ambling contently through the lodge grounds.

Other mammals to look out for are Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo, lechwe, tsessebe, blue wildebeest, springbok, kudu, sable, warthog, and baboon.


The birdlife in Botswana is no exception to the fantastic collection of wild creatures that call this country home.

The many waterways of the Okavango Delta and Moremi create a habitat for many water birds, while raptors soar overhead, and melodious larks disguise themselves in the scrub. A few local specials include the squacco heron, African fish-eagle, Pel's fishing owl and the African jacana.

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