Thamalakane River Lodge


Thamalakane River Lodge
Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

Perched on the river after which it is named, accommodation at Thamalakane is in huge stone and thatch chalets with large en suite bathrooms and a glorious view of the river and African bush beyond. Some chalets have private splash pools - great in summer and for an added touch of romance.

The living area is casual and relaxed with a large open-fronted thatched dining and lounge area and a swimming pool that will be very hard to extract yourself from. While the food, wine and service won't win this place any awards, you can expect good value for money in wonderful setting.

Thamalakane is a convenient overnight stop about 20km from Maun, which serves as your entry point into the Okavango Delta. If you can spare an extra night or two but not the pocket change, Thamalakane offers day trips into the delta which is about a 90-minute drive. You can opt for a full day's game drive; a full day's mokoro ride; and a full day's delta boat safari. All the activities are fascinating but if you must choose only one it should be the mokoro - your guide/poler is a man of the delta and this is the most intimate, scenic and unique nature experience Botswana has to offer (and that's saying something).

The delta boat excursion is good combination of both game drive and mokoro ride as you get to see some big game especially elephants and cover a much greater area of the delta.

Lodge Facilities

Room Facilities


Birding around the lodge; game drives into Moremi Game Reserve; mokoro safari in the Okavango Delta; delta boat safaris

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