Luxurious and affordable lodge near Maun, Botswana.


Tel: +27 (0) 21 855 0395

Thamalakane River Lodge

The sandy track to the lodge leads into a large and dusty cobbled parking area where you’ll find thatch-and-stone buildings that house the reception, curio shop, guest internet station, booking centre and office. Stone steps and sandy paths lead through landscaped gardens around the chalets and main area and a swimming facility is situated in a shady area. The chalets, public areas and the swimming facility take advantage of a 180 degree view of the riverbanks, lined with reeds and often visited by water fowl and birds.

Thamalakane River Lodge’s acclaimed restaurant is something not to be missed. The splendour of the surroundings is matched only by the superb food. In addition to the famous signature dishes of the lodge, diners can also expect to find local seasonal treats on the regularly changing menu. The bar overlooks the pool area and the river, so enjoy a sundowner while watching the waterbirds come home at sunset.


The Location

If you are on your way to the Okavango Delta, include the Thamalakane River Lodge in your itinerary. The lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, 19km from Maun, on the way to the Moremi Game Reserve.


River view

Thamalakane Pool


Within easy reach of the Maun International Airport, Thamalakane River Lodge provides a comfortable, mid-range option for those needing to overnight in Maun. Eighteen chalets with views across the river offer a choice of accommodation, while a large restaurant and bar is a great attraction even for the locals.

All the chalets feature basic tea- and coffee-making facilities, 220 volt universal plug points, a ceiling or standing fan, mosquito net, digital safe, freestanding wardrobe space, a desk and an en-suite bathroom with shower. Each chalet has a small patio with outdoor seating and a river view. Limited toiletries are provided as well as insect repellent and spray and mosquito coils.


Single Beds

Thamalakane lilac room


Trans Okavango Boat Safaris

Description: Explore the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve and famous Chief's Island by boat in this trans Okavango safari.

Max person: 12


Mobile Safaris

Description: Tailor made mobile safaris to suit every budget.

Max person: 8

Thamalakane game drive

Moremi game


Boat Cruise Full Day

Description: Enjoy a wonderful day on the Thamalakane and Boro River with plentiful wildlife and birds and an expert guide.

Max person: 8

River flowers

Hippo in the river


Makgadikgadi Pans

Description: A trip to the Pans with an open game vehicle enjoying the wildlife and majestic landscape.

Max person: 12

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans



Mokoro Full Day

Description: Daytrip which starts by boat to the Boro Poling Station and enjoy a Mokoro trip with a local polar to show you the small and the large wildlife that the Delta has to offer.

Max person: 10


Boat cruise


Mokoro Overnight

Max person: 12

Mokoro trip

Mokoro boat on river bed


Moremi Full Day

Max person: 12

Game drive lions

Moremi Elephants


Scenic Flight

Max person: 7

Scenic Flight

Scenic view


Sunset Boat Cruise

Max person: 10

Boat with sunset