Boat Cruise Full Day

Boat Cruise Full Day

per person

Experience Botswana – Beyond Wildlife

Why we love it:  Affordable access to the Okavango delta within an hour from Maun
Optional Extras: Birding/Nature Walk


Seasons Date Price (pp sharing) Single supplement
Standard Feb 24 – Mar 25 USD 335.00 (min. 2 pax) USD 0
  • For child policy, solo traveler and where seasons crossover, please contact us.

Includes: Boat cruise full day (water level dependant) packed lunch, return transfers to and from Thamalakane River Lodge (additional transfers can be booked at an additional cost), community fees, boat fees, guide fees and bottled water

A full day boat cruise experience in the Thamalakane River. The cruise begins along the Boro river, one the main channels of the Okavango Delta. The experience is suitable for pairs, family and larger groups. The full day cruise scenery is perfect for bird watching and photography. There is a guided walk included in the itinerary and a stop where you can enjoy a breakfast and lunch break.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Thamalakane River Lodge
  • Departure Time
    08:00 Hrs
  • Return Time
    16:00 Hrs
  • Included
    Boat Cruise Full Day
  • Not Included
    3 Hr Maun Immersive Tour
    Return Flights
    Accommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
    Boat Cruise
    Park fees
    Local drinks
    Return Transfer
    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
Departure from Thamalakane River Lodge
The boat cruise begins at Thamalakane River Lodge at 8am.
Cruise to Island
The boat cruise continues into the Boro river for 2-3 hours.
Guided walk on island
Guests will disembark the boat and enjoy a walk lead by the professional guide.
Lunch break
Mid way through the cruise, there will be a lunch stop enjoyed on the island. Packed lunched are provided however, guests are welcome to bring their own snacks.
Return to Thamalakane River Lodge
After lunch, they return to the boat and cruise back to the Lodge.


The Thamalakane River is located in Botswana in the southern part of the Okavango Delta. Thamalakane River, just 19kms from Maun, and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve. The Okavango Delta is where the wild things are: an immense, waterlogged oasis alive with elephants and birdlife, adrift in the middle of Kalahari sands. The real magic of the Delta lies in its water, trickling through from far away highlands, and spreading across the channels and floodplains. During winter in the Kalahari, when the sun has baked the earth bare and turned the desert its driest, water fills the Okavango; transforming the floodplains into a Noah’s Ark of African wildlife. As the water brings life to the delta, its local residents shape and recreate it. Termites slowly build mounds into islands, germinated with palm trees by passing elephants. Waterways open and close on the whim of wide-bottomed hippos, carving out channels where they crash through reeds, and leaving room behind them for exploration by mokoro. The Okavango has many faces, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable diva of all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals move where the life is easiest and the grass greenest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway of unknowable depth, prompting a safari by boat instead. Where and when you stay in the Okavango Delta will hugely influence what you do in the bush each day, the animals you’re most likely to see and finally, the safari experience you’ll have. The delta’s watery heart is best discovered by mokoro through shallow channels and floodplains, as well as crossing the islands on foot. For less water and more of the big game, visit a camp on its drier edges (including Moremi Game Reserve and the Khwai Community Area), jump on a vehicle and seek out the animals hiding in the woodlands.


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