3 Night Maun (Standard) – Thamalakane River Lodge

3 Night Maun (Standard) – Thamalakane River Lodge

USD2640 per person

Experience Botswana – Beyond Wildlife

Why we love it: Out of town/Family Friendly/on the river
Optional Extras: Spa Treatments/Scenic Flights
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 Jan – Dec 24 USD 1320.00 USD 447.00
  • For child policy, solo traveler and where seasons crossover, please contact us.

Includes: Bed & Breakfast, packed lunches (for all day trips), activities, sunset cruise (water level dependant), Moremi Game Reserve day trip, Mokoro day trip and 3hr Maun Immersive Tour
Excludes: drinks, meals other than specified, additional activities, laundry and airport transfers

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
    3 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
Pre Booked Transfers from Maun International Airport - Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Hotel is accessible by a 30-minute transfer from Maun Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a Your Botswana Experience representative. However the transfer is at own account

Thamalakane River Lodge - Sunset Cruise

A sunset cruise in the Okavango Delta is a magical experience. You will have the opportunity to leisurely glide through the waterways and witness the stunning African sunset. This is a perfect way to unwind, enjoy the picturesque scenery, and perhaps spot some wildlife as they come to the water's edge for a drink..

Thamalakane River Lodge - Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, making it a fantastic destination for a day trip. You will partake on a safari adventure in Moremi, with the chance to see a wide variety of animals, from lions and leopards to elephants and antelope. The diverse landscapes and thriving ecosystems of Moremi make it a must-visit location.  
Thamalakane River Lodge - Okavango Delta Day Trip
A mokoro is a traditional dugout canoe commonly used for transportation in the Okavango Delta. A mokoro day trip promises an up-close and personal experience with the delta's unique ecosystem. It's an opportunity to explore the winding waterways and observe the local flora and fauna, all while being expertly guided by a knowledgeable local.
Thamalakane River Lodge - Maun Immersive Tour
Exploring Maun through a morning 3-hour immersive tour and concluding the safari sounds like a great way to wrap up the adventure. During the tour, you will immerse myself in the local culture and get a taste of daily life in Maun. Interacting with the locals, experiencing their traditions, and perhaps enjoying some traditional meals would provide a deeper understanding of the community. After the tour, it would be time to conclude the safari, which likely means heading back to your accommodations or onward travel plans.


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 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.