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Sable Alley

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Silver price level

Mango Opinion

While Khwai Reserve is still evolving and wildlife viewing will improve overtime, we feel like Sable Alley is already worth a visit. It is large by our standards, but offers a stylish camp experience. Like the wildlife, the guiding is good not great here.

Not only is Khwai Private Reserve one of Botswana’s best kept secrets, it’s also home to the lovely Sable Alley. Sable Alley is a piece of light, bright and beautiful luxury amid the game-rich floodplains of Khwai.

There’s no denying that Sable is spacious, sophisticated and really quite stylish. Each canvas-walled suite is huge, and comes complete with mini-indoor seating area, writing desk, double bed, and some seriously Afro-chic décor. Slide open the screen doors at the front for uninterrupted views of the lagoon, or take a seat on the veranda for a closer inspection. At the back, you’ll find two basins, and indoor & outdoor shower and a flush loo.

Just like the bedrooms, the communal areas are designed around the views. Watch the happenings at the lagoon from the bar, from the outdoor fire pit, or from a squashy sofa in the lounge. Dinner is served either in the indoor dining area, or alfresco. We’ve also added a swimming pool and sun deck, both unique spots from which to watch the hippo pods emerge from the lagoon, or simply for some chill-out time in the heat of the day. Activities include day and night safari dries, boating safaris and guided walking safaris.