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Thamalakane River Lodge

“The gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve”

Budget level: Affordable
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Kids Min Age
All Ages

Thamalakane River Lodge is placed on the banks of the Thamalakane River, just 19kms from Maun, and en route to the famous Moremi Game Reserve.

En-suite stone chalets, some with private splash pools, are positioned in the shade of the riverine forest, overlooking the river. Chalets and the swimming pool take advantage of the 180 degree view of the riverbanks lined with fluttering reeds visited by an ever changing array of water fowl, birds, and the occasional hippo. It is a delightful place to come home to after a day spent exploring.

The widely acclaimed restaurant serves a la carte and buffet style meals from an ever changing menu. Dusk is spectacular, with the sun setting the river ablaze as is slowly dips behind the trees.

Experience & Activities

Thamalakane enjoys a wonderful location, which lends itself to relaxation around the pool and on your private patios enjoying the plentiful birds and spectacular sunsets.

Moremi Game Reserve is an hour’s drive away offering spectacular game viewing opportunities. The Delta is on the doorstep – a 45 minute drive by car or boat will see one at the Boro Poler station where you are able to participate in traditional Mokoro trips and guided walks in the Delta. Sight-seeing and safari day-trip packages are available with pick up and drop off at the Lodge.

Venturing further afield, Thamalakane is an easy 20 minute drive from Maun, with its shopping centres and wonderful curio shops as well as the airport.


  • Babbler Chalet:34 babbler chalets sleep two adults on queen or twin beds. The spacious chalet interiors have a feature stone wall with an en-suite bathroom consisting of a shower, hand-basin and toilet. Rooms are well ventilated with a unique “skylight type” wall. Each room has a veranda overlooking the Thamalakane River.
  • King Fisher Family Chalet: Two King Fisher family units consist of two bedrooms sharing one bathroom. One bedroom accommodates 2 adults in a king-size bed and the other bedroom sleeps 2 children on twin beds with an en-suite bathroom with a shower. These units have a private lounge area and a private deck overlooking the Thamalakane River.

Why we like it

  • The lodge is based on the outskirts of Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve
  • Breathe in the deliciously refreshing river air while you enjoy the lodge’s comfortable facilities
  • Combines well with sister lodge in Kasane.

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