Crocodile Camp is set on the banks of the Thamalakane River just outside Maun.
Crocodile Camp: Our full report
About 15 minutes drive west of Maun airport, Crocodile Camp is a relaxed lodge and campsite which occupies a lovely position by the Thamalakane River.
Basic standard chalets, and more luxurious deluxe chalets are spread out in pleasant lawned gardens, with its shady trees, aloes and pretty pink bougainvillea bushes. Crocodile Camp's campsite is set away from the main accommodation nearer to the road.
In the main area there is a very pleasant decked bar which overlooks the river. Beside this is a separate thatched area with a pool table and there is also a small pool next to the bar for the use of residents.
The gardens are lovely and also have views over the river - there are tables and chairs set under shady old trees, and also sun-loungers dotted about for relaxing in the hot afternoons.
Simple tasty food is served from the bar, and breakfast and a more formal dinner can be taken in the restaurant if requested in advance.
Crocodile Camp will transfer you to and from Maun Airport, and the lodge makes a relaxing spot to stop if you need to spend a night in Maun, or if you would like to have a night somewhere in order to recover from the international flight. Crocodile Camp also makes a good base if you would like a night in permanent accommodation either at the start or end of one of our mobile safaris to Botswana.
Ideal length of stay: 1 night (as a stop-over either before or after your safari)
Directions: 15 minutes drive west of Maun Airport.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: B&B
Food quality: Breakfast is served buffet-style in the main restaurant area. You can expect a selection of cereals, juice, toast and a variety of spreads, yoghurt and fruit, and a full cooked breakfast is also included.
Lunch and dinner are available from the bar, and the food is very reasonably priced. The menu includes various salads, light bites such as nacho's and pita wraps, steak and chips, fish and chips, burgers and spare-ribs. We ate lunch here, and the food was good - nothing fancy but comparable to good standard pub fare.
Although we did not eat in the main restaurant on our most recent visit, a more formal 3 course dinner is available from here in the evenings but needs to be booked in advance.
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: No, save for juice, coffee and tea at breakfast.
Attitude towards children: Children of all ages are welcomed.
Notes: It is possible for children to share a room with their parents as extra beds can be provided.
Power supply: Generator
Communications: You can use the phone in reception at extra cost. There is mobile reception at the lodge. No internet services are currently provided.
TV & radio: No
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Medical care: The nearest doctor is in Maun.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Security measures: The site has security guards 24 hours a day.
Fire safety: There are fire extinguishers in all the rooms and in the common areas.
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
Money: There are electronic safes in the rooms.
Accepted payment on location: Rand, Pula, Pounds, Dollars, and Euros are all accepted. Visa and Mastercard are accepted but there is a 3% fee for their use. There are no exchange facilities and travellers cheques are not accepted.