Thamalakane River Lodge: A Secluded Retreat in Botswana

Located on the banks of the Thamalakane River, the Thamalakane River Lodge is a mere 19 kilometers from Maun and is en route to the renowned Moremi Game Reserve. The riverine forest provides cool shade over the lodge, allowing guests to relax and unwind in the idyllic setting with beautiful views of the river in Botswana.

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The lodge’s proximity to the Moremi Game Reserve allows guests to enjoy day trips to this famous reserve. There are also day trips to the Delta. In order to truly experience the Okavango Delta, the lodge also organizes Mokoro trips along the river from the Boro Poler station (a mokoro is a traditional local dug-out canoe). Other activities include scenic flights north of Maun. For those who want to experience Maun and browse the local curio shops and shopping centre, Maun is a comfortable 20 minutes’ drive away.

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The lodge prides itself on providing a superior level of service. And this certainly extends to the restaurant, which serves delectable meals from an exceptional a la carte menu. Guests can savor magnificent cuisine whilst soaking up a mesmerizing African sunset over the Thamalakane River. Add to this a superb wine list, and you have all the ingredients for arguably the best dining experience in Maun.

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In keeping with the setting, the chalets are stone and thatch and have feature stone walls on the interior. Innovative ‘skylight type’ walls provide fresh ventilation to ensure guests’ comfort. Guests can relax on their private patios, which have scenic views of the river and the resplendent birds and water fowls. The superior luxury en suite chalets each feature a private splash pool, and the lodge also has a swimming pool and public areas for the use of its guests.

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Thamalakane River Lodge Address: Sexaxa Ward, Maun, Botswana Telephone: +267 6800217 Email: Website:

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.