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Feline Fields by Mantis
A Mantis Eco Lodge Experience
An Exclusive Kalahari Safari
Remember a forgotten part of Botswana; come to Feline Fields by Mantis. Absolutely pristine, even the skies are barren of man-made flight. This vast Kalahari desert is alive with life. African elephants, leopards, gemsbok, brown hyenas and the occasional pack of wild dogs roam freely over the endless semi-desert planes.
There is an ancient soul that ignites this place; it is heard in the rapid syllables of the Ju-Huansi and Kung! Bushmen songs that flame night fires. These wise desert nomads have been here for thousands of years; living as their ancestors did. We are privileged to be able to introduce you to them so you can learn their ways.
Exclusive and Private
The Suites at Feline Fields by Mantis are positioned on the edge of a woodland and designed to fit into, conserve, and give you unlimited views of the surrounding landscape.
Spaced out to give each guest privacy, the Suites are designed on a 1,000 square-foot, raised wooden deck made from sustainably sourced hardwood. Wood, clay and thatch open-air structures that are cleverly designed to protect guests from the elements.
3 Pool Suites
A romantic hideaway with a private heated swimming pool
3 Pool Suites
Each Pool Suite at Feline Fields by Mantis features a private pool with a teak deck all around. Built on a raised platform overlooking the landscape, the Pool Suites offer an all-encompassing view from the upper deck.
The suites are situated well away from each other, giving you the feeling of having your own home in Africa.
3 Bush Suites
A tented suite with an open air bath
3 Bush Suites
Admire the crystal clear Kalahari sky by night while bathing in the star bath; the prime feature of the Bush Suites at Feline Fields by Mantis. Each Suite is raised more than a metre off the ground and looks over a watering hole – enhancing your game experience.
With only a transparent cover between you, the warm Kalahari air, and the wildlife scenes of the watering hole; The Bush Suites are ideal for an immersive bush experience.
1 Family Villa
Luxurious glamping for the whole family
1 Family Villa
The Family Villa at Feline Fields by Mantis is perfect for a family getaway or even two couples. It overlooks the pristine wilderness of the Kalahari savannah. From inside the villa, you can enjoy a panoramic view through the transparent netting which also create a natural flow of air to the private lounge and bedrooms.
7 Luxury mobile safari tents
An intimate and immersive tented camp experience, that allows you to experience the African bush like the explorers of bygone days.
Located at the Mbudi campsite on the banks of the Khwai River.
With 5m in diameter, the bell tents are spacious and romantic, and luxuriously furnished and styled with an en-suite bathroom which has a copper basin, flushing toilet, and a large bucket shower, filled each morning with warm water.
A full bar of premium brands with a curated wine list is offered with dinner served in the mess tent.
There’s a wizard in the kitchen at Feline Fields by Mantis; her name is Pauline. Together with her team, she conjures up magical meals from different parts of the world....
There’s a wizard in the kitchen at Feline Fields by Mantis; her name is Pauline. Together with her team, she conjures up magical meals from different parts of the world. Bush dinners and high teas are always an inspired food journey. From steaming banana muffins and pancakes to fresh salads and perfectly cooked meats.
Cqwihaba Caves visit (World Heritage Site)
Authentic bushman experience
Guided walking safari
Daily Game Drives
The Feline Fields Trust
Carbon Reduction Calculator
Food & Drink
All meals & beverages included
The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa extending for 900,000 square kilometres (350,000 sq mi), covering much of Botswana, parts of Namibia, and regions of South Africa. With huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains, the Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert, such as the Namib Desert to the west. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. Feline Fields by Mantis is located North-West of Botswana, between the Okavango Delta and the Namibian border.
To fully appreciate the immense remoteness of Feline Feilds, arriving by helicopter is recommended, with a flight time of 50min from Maun to the Lodge.
The Gumare Airstrip is located 1h10mins from the lodge should guests make use of private air charter in a light aircraft.
Feline Fields by Mantis offers complimentary 3-hour (200km) road transfers from Maun airport in a 4×4 air-conditioned vehicle. A dedicated airport transit lounge is located approximately 250m from Maun Airport, complimentary for guests to enjoy quiet refreshments, comfortable lounge seating with complimentary wifi to connect to whilst awaiting their connecting flight (available from March 2022).