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Sable Alley

Khwai Private Reserve


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Located in the Khwai Private Reserve, one of Botswana’s best kept secrets, is Sable Alley. Set right on the banks of a lily-covered lagoon, home to hippo and a favourite drinking spot for elephant and buffalo, the big game is plentiful and never far out of sight.

As tempting as it is to stay in camp, you must also venture out, for Khwai offers one of Africa’s greatest and most exclusive safari experiences. Have your binos at the ready for lion, leopard, wild dog, buffalo, elephant and hundreds of dainty antelope as you drive through the diverse landscape, not to mention a multi-coloured array of birdlife. The camp allows a maximum of just 7 guests per game viewing vehicle and only 3 vehicles are allowed at any sighting meaning there’s not an overcrowded game drive in sight.

For the more adventurous head out from camp (with your guide) and enjoy a walk through the wilderness, take a gentle meander in a mokoro or a trip through the channels on a motorboat, or visit one of the viewing hides.

At night, dinner is served either in the indoor dining area, or alfresco on the deck, accompanied by twinkling stars and the rumblings and grumblings of the wildlife.

Each of the 12 canvas-walled suites at Sable Alley are spacious and stylish with Afro-chic décor. Slide open the screen doors at the front for uninterrupted views of the lagoon from your veranda. In your en-suite bathroom, you’ll find 2 basins and a WC and an indoor shower, and if you fancy washing off the dust from the day in the great outdoors, no problem - there’s an outdoor shower with a view too.

The main guest areas are designed around the spectacular vistas. Watch the happenings at the lagoon from the bar, G&T in hand, from the outdoor fire pit, or from a squashy sofa in the lounge. At night, dinner is served either in the indoor dining area, or alfresco on the deck, accompanied by twinkling stars and the rumblings and grumblings of the wildlife. There is also 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.

For those looking for a unique way to spend time in the bush, why not spend the night in one of the 3 fabulous Skybeds, deep within the reserve.  Each “room” is actually a 3-storey raised platform, which overlooks a waterhole. Charmingly rustic yet perfectly stylish, you’ll find a bathroom on the first floor, and on the top floor there is an enormous double bed, draped in white linens and a feather duvet, all completely open to the stars.

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Our standard rates for a Skybed
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 September 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 529 USD 666 ZAR 10,836 EUR 581 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 19 December 2020 GBP 452 USD 570 ZAR 9,274 EUR 498 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
20 December 2020 to 9 January 2021 GBP 529 USD 666 ZAR 10,836 EUR 581 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; local drinks; Park fees; conservation contributions; game viewing activities; and a laundry service are included.
Please note: transfers to the skybeds are not included.


Children Policy

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children aged 12 years and over are permitted at the Skybeds.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 15 years are not permitted on guided bush walks. In addition, children under the age of 12 are not permitted on mokoro excursions. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk or mokoro excursion remains with the guide and lodge manager.



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General Information For Guests

All of the tents are en-suite with a flush W/C, indoor/outdoor showers and are raised on decks with a private veranda. The tents do not have hairdryers.

The main area consists of the lounge, bar, communal dining area, fire pit, swimming pool and sun deck. Wi-Fi is available here (limited).

Battery charging facilities are available in the rooms and main area.

The Skybeds are 12 metres off the ground with a double or twin bed, surrounded by mosquito nets with a shower, basin and W/C (available from 01 April to 31 October and must be pre-booked).

Activities that are available at Sable Alley include morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, mokoro excursions and boat safaris.

During the low water season, mokoro excursions and boating will be limited and are subject to water levels.

The game vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 7 guests.

A laundry service is included.

The camp has partnered with the local communities in Khwai, and proceeds from staying at Sable Alley go straight back into the Khwai Village community projects, and other conservation programmes.

Sable Alley is open all year round.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 15 years are not permitted on guided bush walks. In addition, children under the age of 12 are not permitted on mokoro excursions. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk or mokoro excursion remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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