Rating: Simple Price from: £65 - £90 pp B&B
Thamalakane River Lodge enjoys a restful setting by the river just a 20 minute drive from Maun. There are a number of excursions available or guests can chose to relax by the swimming pool or on their own patio, enjoying fine sunset views.
Accommodation is in comfortable stone chalets, all with private bathroom, ceiling fan, mosquito nets and tea and coffee making facilities. 2 bottles of mineral water are provided free of charge in each chalet daily. All have a patio overlooking the Thamalakane River with its plentiful bird life and some chalets have their own plunge pool. There are 2-bedroomed chalets to accommodation families and a honeymoon suite with a four poster bed, plunge pool and private dining on request.
The restaurant is housed in a wood and thatch building and has an extensive menu and excellent wine list. There are views out to the river and beautiful sunsets can be seen while enjoying dinner.
During the day the lodge provides trips and excursions. Moremi Game Reserve is just 90 minutes away and a days's game viewing is a popular option. It is also possible to take mokoro trips and guided walks in the Okavango Delta. Bird watching trips to nearby Lake Ngami are also offered. Maun with ist shopping centres is within easy reach.
"Pitched just right - not over the top luxurious but very comfortable with great views over the river. The dinner we had was good as was the breakfast. We didn't use the pool but it did look a bit on the small side. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend this lodge as a good start or finish to a safari holiday."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499