Little Sable

affordable lodge in a proven wildlife area

From $645 per person

Offering the following

Game Drives
Night Drives
Boating Safaris
Mokoro Safaris
Walking Safaris


Dry Camp

Safari Lifestyles View

The owners have expanded upon the success of their main camp, Sable Alley, by creating Little Sable a short few kilometres away. Very much a stand alone lodge in its own right, Little Sable takes advantage of this impressive wildlife area.

Not overly intimate, with 8 tented rooms, it still doesn’t feel as imposing as its bigger brother, and definitely has more a “bush camp” feel

The fact is that it is a pretty affordable entry into what Botswana is known for,  full private concessions teeming with animals. So you are getting pretty good value here.


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The varied habitats of the Khwai area supports an equally impressive cast of animals and all the stars of the wildlife show are present – as well as a few extra.

The wetlands and rivers host impressive quantities of hippos and crocodiles, whilst on dry land, big cats lurk along treelines and sometimes right through camp. Sable, roan, impala and kudu dot the grasslands, alongside giraffe and zebra, an abundance of elephant and buffalo, and of course, the occasional jackal.

The birdlife is fantastic and guests 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. Binos at the ready!

Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives are taken in the region

Night Drives

Amazing activity witnessed after dark


Drifting gently through the floodplains in a dug-out canoe - seasonal


A boating safari gives you the quintessential Okavango experience - seasonal

Walking Safaris

Experience nature close up on foot


With only 8, Traditional-style tents, Little Sable is an intimate camp with an emphasis on hospitality and comfort, offering a stylish yet relaxed safari experience. Each room is a cosy retreat from the elements and all have wonderfully large King-size beds (that can also be twins), writing desks, cool ensuite bathrooms, outside showers and private viewing decks with views across the shimmering grasslands.

At the main area, there is a bright lounge and dining area with extended outside decking and a large fire pit which makes the perfect spot or that first morning cuppa or an early evening G&T. Located just in front of a favourite grazing spot for zebra and elephant, it’s a fabulous wildlife-watching base during siesta time too – or at any time of day for that matter. Under the thatch, the bar, lounge and dining areas are subtly stylish, offering a touch of old-world English heritage mixed with the ambience of African inspired creativity.

Little Sable is located in the Khwai Private Reserve, a 200,000-hectare area of pristine wilderness in the Greater Okavango Delta region. The reserve is bordered by Moremi to the south, Savuti to the north and the Khwai Community Reserve to the east – in other words, in the middle of some of the most famous and iconic game-viewing areas on the continent!

Up here, the landscape is truly iconic of the Delta: vast floodplains and sprawling grasslands meet patches of forested enclaves, and through it all runs an intricate network of channels and lily-filled waterways. It’s one of the most well-managed concessions in the area and with very few other vehicles (and people!) around, a safari in Khwai is a true wilderness experience.

Room Description

With only 8, Meru-style tents, Little Sable is an intimate camp with an emphasis on hospitality, comfort and a touch of Natural Selection quirkiness!

Each room is a cosy retreat from the elements and all have wonderfully large King-size beds (that can also be twins), writing desks, cool ensuite bathrooms and private verandas with views across the shimmering grasslands.

Its not meant to be grand, but it is functional and very comfortable in each room.  Its more of an old style room which can actually be rewarding as you fell closer to the bush.

2023 Pricing

Prices are per person per night sharing

Please note: These are retail rates and should be seen as indicative, and they can change. All rates are subject to availability. Safari Lifestyles will guarantee that our rates will be lower than retail rates.

contact us for single traveller prices.

10 January to March


April to May




July to August


September to Oct


November to 19 Dec


20 Dec to 9 January



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