2 Night Maun (Standard) – Thamalakane River Lodge

2 Night Maun (Standard) – Thamalakane River Lodge

per person

Experience Botswana  – Beyond Wildlife

Why we love it: Out of town/Family Friendly/on the river
Optional Extras: Moremi Game Reserve Day Trip
Best Combined With: 2 Night Desert Explorer (Budget) – Planet Baobab
2 Night Big Game Safari (Budget) – Khwai Guest House
2 Night Termite Mound (Self Catering) Self Drive
2 Night Chobe (Budget) – The Old House


Seasons Date Price (pp sharing) Single supplement
Standard Apr 24 – Mar 25 USD 750.00 USD 298.00
  • For child policy, solo traveler and where seasons crossover, please contact us.

Includes: bed, breakfast, packed lunch for day trip, activities sunset cruise (water level dependant), 3 Hr Maun Immersive Tour, Okavango Delta day trip & Intermittent WiFi
Excludes: all other meals not specified, drinks, airport transfer and additional activities
Activities: boat cruises (water level dependant) and various activities in and around Maun & Moremi can be arranged on request.

Thamalakane River Lodge is situated on the Thamalakane River, 19km from Maun, on the road to Moremi Game Reserve. The lodge is built in stone and thatch and is nestled under tall trees on the banks of the river. Thamalakane River Lodge offers an escape from Maun in tranquil surroundings, yet with the convenience of proximity to town. The lodge offers a variety of accommodation in en-suite stone chalets, which are positioned in the shade of the riverine forest.

All chalets have mosquito nets, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a veranda overlooking the river. During your stay you can enjoy drinks and meals at the open bar/restaurant while enjoying spectacular sunsets over the river. Thamalakane Lodge is accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicles and offers the discerning traveller a wonderful stopping point or base from which to begin a safari into the Okavango Delta.

Virtual Itinerary

  • Destination
  • Included
    2 Night Maun (Standard) – Thamalakane River Lodge
    Return Transfer
  • Not Included
    3 Hr Maun Immersive Tour
    Return Flights
    Accommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
    Boat Cruise
    Park fees
    Local drinks
    Air-conditioned vehicle
    2 Waters pp
    Lunch Pack
    Curio purchases
    Hotel transfers (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    Departure Taxes
    Traditional snack and drink
    Entry Fees
    Scheduled Group Tour
    Personal Guide
Maun International Airport - Thamalakane River Lodge
Upon arrival at Thamalakane River lodge check into your room to freshen up. In the late afternoon, embark on a mesmerizing sunset boat cruise. Cruise along the tranquil waters, witnessing the vibrant hues of the setting sun reflecting on the river. Enjoy the serene ambiance and spot local wildlife along the riverbanks. Return to your accommodation and relax, reflecting on the beauty of your first day. Overnight stay at Thamalakane River Lodge.
Thamalakane River Lodge - Mokoro Day Trip
Embark on an unforgettable journey by beginning your day with a hearty breakfast at Thamalakane River Lodge, setting the stage for a full-day mokoro trip along the picturesque waterways. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Thamalakane River as you explore meandering channels, marvel at diverse birdlife, and possibly spot aquatic wildlife. Amidst the natural beauty, enjoy a packed lunch, and with skilled local guides, continue your mokoro adventure, gaining insights into the ecosystem. As the day unfolds, return to Thamalakane River Lodge in the late afternoon, where you can spend the evening at leisure, perhaps recounting the day's experiences by the lodge's riverside before settling in for an overnight stay.
Thamalakane River Lodge - Maun Immersive Tour
Start your day with a cultural immersion tour of Maun. This guided experience provides a unique opportunity to explore the local culture and interact with the community. Visit vibrant markets, engage with artisans, and learn about the traditions and customs that shape the identity of Maun. Your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the rich history of the region, providing a deeper understanding of the local way of life. This is the end of your Safari.


Situated along the banks of the Thamalakane River, in the North-West District of Botswana, Maun, a term that derives its name from the San language, meaning "the place of reeds," serves as the administrative town center of Ngamiland. Maun is notoriously known as a "Frontier" town, and is referred to as the 'gateway' to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve as most tourists enter these destinations through this buzzing town. Although classified as one of the fastest growing towns in Botswana, and boasting one of the busiest airports in Southern Africa, Maun still retains much of its old/traditional (village-like) character, which encompasses the old judicial court of chiefs who are still active. Reed and mud hut infrastructures are seen in and around town as well as donkeys/carts and livestock. However, numerous hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, shopping malls, post offices, a museum and a big hospital are available too. Maun also serves as the headquarters for the safari industry, tour operators and air charter companies that offer trips into the Okavango Delta and National Parks such as Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai, Savute, Makgadikgadi, Chobe, Nxai Pan to name a few, as well as monumental historical sites like the Tsodilo Hills. Opportunities to visit nearby cultural villages can also be arranged from this central point.


Value For Money


Thamalakane River Lodge Overview Thamalakane River Lodge Website
Area /National Park / Community Area / Private Concession Maun
Accommodation 34 rooms / 2 Family
Age Restrictions All
Self-Drive Access Yes
Charging Facilities & Wi-Fi Yes
Pool Yes
Laundry Service Available Available at an extra fee
Mosquito Nets No
Air-Cons or Fans Fans
Activities Boat cruises and various activities in and around Maun & Moremi can be arranged on request.