Saguni Safari Lodge (the local name for Khwai – and meaning area of good game) in the eastern Okavango Delta, set in a private concession, adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. The Lodge sits on an island of mature trees, and is typical for the area.
Saguni Safari Lodge overlooks the Mbudi Lagoon, and the accommodation consists of 9 Forest Tents and 8 Luxury River Tents. All of which are custom-designed and have been placed for guests to get the best of the setting. All of the tents are en suite, and enjoy great views.
The main lodge area is extensive and houses the lounge, bar and dining area. This main area then extends to the central deck and fire pit. The bar has been carefully positioned both to enjoy views of the lagoon and to make the most of the Delta sunset.
Although the inviting fire pit is the focal point from dawn to dusk, it becomes the perfect place for after dinner drinks and chats.
Saguni offers a variety of game viewing activities. There are open vehicle game drives, which can be enjoyed by day and night. This enhances the number of species that might be seen - lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe.
Night drives tend to provide some of the more dramatic and unusual game viewing, as they provide access to nocturnal species - particularly hippo, bush babies, chameleon, aardvarks and leopard are more active after dark.
Conversely, on a bush walk, you have the opportunity to observe the smaller things of nature - both the fauna and flora - that you might miss on a game drive. The knowledgeable guides explain animal tracks, bush skills and natural remedies used by local people in the area.
In total contrast, you can also experience a tranquil mokoro (traditional dug out canoe) trip with carefully trained specialist guides. Glide along the fascinating Mbudi water channels of Khwai. This stunning area is known as the Sable Alley system of the Khwai river. Listen to call of various bird species, and the tinkling of the reed frog as you discover the local plant and animal life.
Trips into the San community of Khwai can also be arranged. The San people, 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.
The nearby Khwai airstrip is a mere 20 minutes from camp.
Saguni does not accept under 6 years.