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SAGUNI LODGE AND BUSH CAMP

Saguni Safari Lodge is situated in Moremi East in the Okavango Delta. It is nestled in an island of mature riparian trees, typical of the Okavango Delta. The Lodge overlooks the ‘Mbudi Lagoon’, in the beautiful game-rich area of Khwai. The name ‘Saguni’ is a bushman name for Khwai, meaning “an area with abundance of game and spectacular sights”

Saguni Safari Lodge has 10 spacious and luxurious tents, custom-designed and built in harmony with the island environment. There is a family room and a honeymoon suite. All rooms are on the riverfront with stunning views.

The Lodge offers open vehicle photographic safaris and walking safaris. Besides the day-time game drives, which can feature Africa’s big attractions – lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, there is also the option to experience a night drive. Cultural visits, bush walks and mokoro excursions are all available at Saguni.

Saguni Safari Lodge offers the ultimate Okavango Delta experience, with a wide range of activities, a beautiful location, diverse wildlife and warm, local hospitality.

Accommodation:

10 Luxury Tents

The lodge has 10 luxury tents with either twin beds or a conversion to a double bed. Each tent is well-positioned for ultimate privacy and seclusion. All tents feature a luxurious en-suite bathroom and are on the riverfront with stunning views. There is a family room and a honeymoon suite available. Saguni Safari Lodge has two tents easily accessible for our wheelchair bound guests and senior citizens.  These tents are within easy reach of the main area.

All the luxury tents will be air-conditioned and powered through the Lodge’s solar farm.

Classic Camping Experience

Saguni Safari Lodge has an additional offering targeted towards the self-drive market.  There is a comfortable, isolated and self-contained camping environment.  The campsites will also receive ample power from the solar farm for charging devices.

Various lodge services and activities may be offered on request to campers.

Activities

Game Drives in an open safari vehicle allow you to explore some of the varied vegetation this World Heritage site has to offer. Our exceptional Safari guides will take you to areas of outstanding game viewing and explain intricacies of the bush wilderness.

The Khwai Concession is a 180 000 hectare reserve situated in the north eastern Okavango adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve, meaning there is plenty to explore in both areas! The area is home to a vast species of game including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, red letchwe, impala, honey badgers, hippos and crocodile, to name a few.

Full day safaris are also available in both Moremi Game Reserve & the lower reaches of Chobe National Park. Here you can experience the Mababe Depression Zone of Chobe National Park and the Savuti Marsh.

Night drives provide for some of the most dramatic and unusual game viewing.  The advantage of a night drive is that they provide access to nocturnal species rarely seen during the day. Hippo, Bush Babies, Chameleon’s, Aardvarks and Leopard are more active after dark, and there is a greater probability of seeing them hunt at night.  A night drive Safari has a unique and exciting atmosphere as nocturnal animals are bolder than during the day. This increases your chances of witnessing that elusive Leopard. Experience the exhilaration of sitting in the middle of a herd of elephants in the moonlight, or the thundering sound of buffalo hooves in the darkness.

On a bush walk, you have the opportunity to observe the smaller things in the fauna and flora, that one would not see on a game drive. Our knowledgeable guides explain about animals tracks, bush skills and natural remedies used by local people in the area.

Experience a tranquil mokoro (traditional dug out canoe) trip with the best and carefully trained specialist guides. Travel along the fascinating Mbudi water channels of Khwai. This stunning area is known as the Sable Alley system of the Khwai river. A mokoro excursion is not to be missed; you travel through the reed and papyrus lined waterways, winding your way around the lagoon. Listen to the bird calls and the tinking of the reed frog as you discover the local plant and animal life, both large and small.

Trips into the San community of Khwai can be arranged. The San people (or Saan), also known as Bushmen or Basarwa, are members of various indigenous hunter-gatherer people of Southern Africa. As the original inhabitants of Southern Africa, the San lived for millennia as independent hunters and gatherers. Understand more about the original “Bukakhwe culture”, from trance dances to cultural song.

On-site apicultural activities such as honey-bee tending, feeding, organic honey harvesting, bee and honey production lectures is available. Honey massages and healing ritual from a therapist is also offered.  

Collecting honey from wild bee colonies is one of the most ancient human activities and is still practiced by indigenous societies in parts of Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.  The San Bushman have well documented history around the honeybee with earliest evidence dating to around 13, 000 BC.

This activity will be offered to all those interested in Api-tourism.

Food and dining

The food at Saguni Safari Lodge is of a high standard and fresh ingredients are used as far as possible to create a delicious and varied menu. You will never go hungry, as there is an abundance of food at each meal, not to mention high tea, which is served every afternoon as well as scrumptious snacks for you to enjoy on your activities.

Meal times are based around the activities and are either served outdoors on the decking area or in the warmth of the dining room.

Dinner is a sociable affair.  Main courses are buffet-style, with plated starters and desserts. After dinner enjoy a drink around campfire listening to the cacophony of night sounds.