Sango Safari Camp is managed by Bush Ways. Since 1996, this company has specialised in providing authentic safaris in iconic locations, all the while striving to assist in the conservation of those unique environments. Sango has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and the camp offers superb value. Accommodation is usually booked on a full-board basis, including all meals, a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, and a laundry service. The camp is open all year round. Children aged 2 years and over are welcome.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The camp can be accessed via 20 minutes’ game drive transfer from Khwai Airstrip. It’s situated on the tree-lined banks of the Khwai river, not far from the village of Khwai.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT SANGO SAFARI CAMP:
There are six guest tents, all raised above ground level on wooden decking. A short flight of steps leads up onto the deck, which is set with a couple of safari chairs and an explorer’s chest put to use as a small table. As the tents are Meru in style, with an exterior layer of canvas extending over their inner structure, the deck offers a pleasantly shady spot for relaxing and enjoying your views over floodplains and the river! A timber-and-mesh door opens into the bedroom, where you’ll find a double bed or twin beds with mosquito netting, bedside tables, reading lights, a standing fan, a storage trunk, a wardrobe containing a digital safe, and bottled mineral water. The en-suite washroom is accessed through a doorway towards the back of the tent, and facilities comprise a flush toilet, a washbasin in a vanity unit, and, through a final door, an outdoor shower! The camp supplies soap, body lotion, and washing powder for underwear.
The mess tent at Sango Safari Camp is approached from the guest tents along neat sandy pathways. It contains the pleasant lounge, which features plenty of comfortable seating around coffee tables, some reading material, a few intriguing artefacts, and a well-stocked bar cabinet. Adjacent to this space is the camp’s dining area, where a long table is set in readiness for delicious communal meals. Guests can eat and drink al fresco too, in the boma or around the fire-pit. A short distance from the mess tent, there’s a fantastic viewing deck, elevated above the ground to maximise vistas across the Khwai reserve. Not only that, it boasts the camp’s plunge pool, providing the perfect place to cool off in between activities, all the while looking out for the local wildlife!
ACTIVITIES AT SANGO SAFARI CAMP:
Sango offers a brilliant range of safari and cultural activities. Please note, there’s a minimum age requirement of 12 years for mokoro excursions.
Expertly guided game drives- The Khwai Private Reserve covers approximately 200,000 hectares of savanna, woodland, and waterways, and the area supports a real wealth of wildlife. Sango’s vehicle safaris take place both in the reserve and in the neighbouring Moremi Game Reserve, during the early morning and late afternoon. Full-day drives are possible too. Safarists can look out for four of the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo! Smaller predators and herbivores in residence include cheetah, hyena, jackals, wild dog, giraffe, zebra, and an enticing assortment of antelopes. And there are hundreds of birds.
Night drives- This activity is available in the Khwai area. Accompanied by your knowledgeable and experienced guide, you’ll head out after sunset in search of the reserve’s nocturnal species, such as aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine, and the charming pangolin!
Mokoro excursions- Otherwise known as a dug-out canoe, the traditional mokoro is ideal for enjoying the sounds as well as the sights of the Khwai river’s wildlife. The mokoro has no motor, so you can get really close to the likes of elephant, hippo, and waterbirds.
Village tours- Guests of Sango are invited to visit Khwai village. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about the local people’s ways of life.
*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.