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Sable Alley

Sable Alley

Khwai Concession, Botswana

Situated in a private reserve within the famous Khwai Concession, Sable Alley offers a superb wildlife experience and excellent hospitality.

The camp boasts year round water so is able to offer boating safaris as well as mokoro trips when the water levels are high enough, as well as walking safaris and the more classic game drives too. The camp is easy to access from other parts of Botswana by light aircraft and opens up an area that has previously been under-explored.


Sable Alley sits on the old footprint of one of Botswana’s original safari camps. It offers some prime game viewing and beautiful scenery in a remote part of the Okavango Delta. Permanent water around the camp brings game populations to you, all visible from the comfort of your tent or the cozy lounge and pool area.

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Twelve luxurious tents are built on raised wooden platforms with views of the lagoon. The tents are very open, bright and modern with lots of wood features and have both an indoor and outdoor shower. A private veranda at the front of each tent offers lagoon views and comfortable seating. Two of the tents consist of inter-leading bedrooms for families, and there is also a slightly larger honeymoon suite.


The Khwai Concession is a well-known and much loved area of the Okavango Delta. It is administered by the community so offers a wonderful sense of joint partnership between the safari camps and the villagers. In the northern reaches of the concession you will find Khwai Private Reserve which is where Sable Alley and its two sister camps are built. The Khwai area borders the famous Moremi Wildlife Reserve where some of the very best game viewing is to be had. Khwai is a unique area in that it benefits from year round water and Sable Alley itself is built around a lagoon which proves popular to animals and birds throughout the changing seasons.

Food and drink

Delicious meals are provided throughout the day, despite being so deep in the African bush. Breakfast is generally served around the fire pit, lunch in varying locations dotted around camp depending on the shade of the trees, and a three-course dinner is normally enjoyed under a blanket of stars.


There are two family tents at Sable Alley and children over the age of six are welcomed, although they may be limited to a selection of activities.

Facilities and activities

Morning and afternoon game drives explore the Khwai region where plenty of game is found all year round. Walking safaris can be arranged in advance and traditional mokoro rides are offered when the water levels are sufficiently high. Sundowners with a view are a highlight of any stay.

Tour ideas in Khwai Concession

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Sable Alley as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Spot lion from Sango Camp
      Okavango Delta, Botswana

      Spot lion from Sango Camp

      Spot lion from Sango Camp

      Your morning and afternoon activities will be taken either within the Khwai Concession, or in the lodge's community owned concession area, where you will be able to take part in night drives.

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    Khwai Concession and nearby places