Little Sable (formerly Jackal and Hide Camp) is set in the 200,000 hectare Khwai Private Reserve. The Reserve has as a southern border the Khwai River and its associated lush vegetation deep water holes and ponds. With such a large and diverse area to explore, with very few other vehicles in the vicinity,this is a true wilderness experience.
Little Sable has only 8 Meru style tents. All of the tents are spaced well apart, and approximately 24 m² in size. Each tent is en suite and also boasts plenty of space for camera bags and suitcases. In addition, each tent has a small private deck with beautiful views over the grasslands in front of the camp… the perfect place to relax with a good book in between game drives. The tents have a good electricity supply and hot running water, powered by a solar geezer.
At the main area, a sunken lounge and fire pit take pride of place and make the perfect spot for that first morning tea/ coffee or an early-evening G&T. The main area is well located as it overlooks a popular grazing spot for the local plains game.
The main under-thatch area also houses the bar, lounge and dining areas - all of which have a relaxed style, dotted with sunny cushions and black and white artworks. You are encouraged to spend plenty of time in this area either relaxing, reading, or chatting around the campfire.
Activities on offer include a seasonal mekoro excursions. These are run from a designated area from where you will depart on the most iconic Delta experience – punting through the channels of the in a traditional dug-out canoe. This activity is only available when the water levels are at their fullest – generally from April to October.
Game drives are offered in the morning and afternoon and allow you to fully explore the area and get some wonderful photographic opportunities. As Little Sable is on a private reserve the vehicles are permitted to go off-road at special sightings.
The varied habitats of the Khwai area support an equally impressive variety of species and all the stars of the wildlife show are present. The wetlands and rivers host impressive quantities of hippos and crocodiles, whilst on dry land, there are the big cats. Sable, roan, impala and kudu antelope are seen on the extensive grasslands, alongside giraffe and zebra, an abundance of elephant and buffalo, and of course, the occasional jackal.
The birdlife is excellent and you can expect everything from giant eagle owls to lilac breasted rollers. Khwai also has an excellent reputation for the rarer species of the African savannah including wild dogs, serval cats, honey badgers and the elusive pangolin.
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